Archive for February, 2021
Can You Keep Your Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth at the two ends of each row. These molars no longer play a role in chewing and grinding our food and their special, difficult to reach location and lack of function makes them the most problematic teeth, the most common culprits behind a less-than-perfect smile. Wisdom teeth can be […]
The Process of Tooth Removal
If you need a dental extraction or wisdom tooth removal and you don’t know what the process involves, here are a few things to know about the intervention: The administration of the analgesic – most doctors offer patients the option to choose the level of sedation. In most cases, a local anesthetic is applied to […]
Are Dental Implants the Right Choice
Dental implants are currently the most advanced and also the most expensive tooth replacement solutions, options that are suitable for almost any patient from a medical point of view, the only limitations being mostly financial in nature. Here are some benefits of dental implants that can help you decide whether they are your choice, too: […]
How to Find the Right Oral Surgeon
Oral surgeons are highly-trained medical specialists who perform complex dental interventions that general dentists are not qualified to handle. All oral surgeons study for long years and pass difficult exams to receive their permit to practice, but even so, not all oral surgeons are a good match for you. Here is how to find the […]
Can Jaw Disorders Be Prevented?
Jaw disorder, also known as temporomandibular disorder or TMJ, is a health issue that affects the jaw joint and the surrounding facial muscles and that usually comes with pain in the affected area as well as in the ear, clicking sounds coming from the jaw and very often the inability to open and close the […]
When Should you Replace Teeth with Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the most advanced, most durable tooth replacement solutions available today. Implants are artificial teeth consisting of a titanium pole inserted into the jawbone, an abutment mounted on the pole after the jawbone has received the pole and has surrounded it with new bone tissue and the visible part of the implant, such […]
Is Oral Surgery the Only Way for Wisdom Teeth Removal?
For some people, wisdom tooth extraction is not more complicated than the extraction of any other tooth, while for others, the damaged vestigial molar can be removed only with a serious surgical intervention. Here are some things that you should know about the removal process: The position and size of the wisdom tooth – wisdom […]
Do You Need Dental Referrals for Oral Surgery?
If you need to undergo oral surgery, dental referrals are a great way to obtain the information you need for being able to find the right specialist and they might also be required for the procedure itself and requested by your medical insurer. Dental referrals are documents in which one medical specialist requests assistance from […]
When is Dental Bone Surgery Needed?
Dental bone surgery, also known as dental bone grafting, is a minor surgical intervention that involves a minor incision through which artificial bone material or a tiny piece of bone removed from another area in the patient’s own body is inserted into the jaw to encourage the patient’s body to grow new bone cells in […]
What Are the Symptoms of TMJ?
TMJ, also known as the temporomandibular joint, is a hinge-like, sliding joint that connects the jaw joint to the skull. The joint takes part in any movement and activity of the mouth, including, eating, drinking and speaking. TMJ is also quite sensitive and easily affected by stress, trauma, involuntary muscle contractions and other issues. Here […]