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How Losing a Tooth Can Change the Shape of Your Face

February 17, 2023

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Close-up of a man with a missing tooth

Losing a tooth can have more of an impact on your appearance than you might think. Obviously, a gap in your smile can be embarrassing on its own, but what many people don’t realize is that tooth loss can also change the overall shape of the face. How exactly does this happen? And can you prevent it by replacing your teeth with dental implants? Your oral surgeon has the answers.


How Long Will You Need to Worry About Dry Socket After Wisdom Tooth Removal?

February 7, 2023

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Illustration of a dry socket after oral surgery

Once you’ve completed wisdom tooth extraction, you’ll be given some aftercare instructions to make sure the healing process goes smoothly. In particular, your oral surgeon will outline several steps you’ll need to take to avoid dry socket – a very painful condition that can delay your recovery. What is dry socket, and how long will it be until you can stop worrying about it occurring? Here are the basics you need to know before your procedure.


Does Dental Insurance Cover Sedation Dentistry?

February 2, 2023

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a patient visiting the dentist and receiving sedation

If you struggle with dental-related stress or anxiety, you certainly aren’t alone—in fact, many people today dread going to the dentist, even for simple checkups! Fortunately, sedation dentistry is one of the best ways to address these negative feelings and ensure that receiving dental care isn’t something you should be worrying about. That said, you might be wondering if these sedation options are normally covered by dental insurance. Keep reading to learn a little more about why sedation dentistry is well worth the cost and when insurance can usually be utilized.


5 Common Questions About What Happens After Dental Implant Surgery

January 20, 2023

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Illustration of a dental implant in the lower jaw

Many people are interested in getting dental implants to replace their missing teeth from the roots up but are unsure what to expect after the surgery. You can always talk to your oral surgeon if you have any questions or concerns, but it never hurts to be prepared ahead of time. Below are the answers to 5 common post-op questions for dental implant surgery.


Is It Safe to Receive Dental Sedation During Pregnancy?

January 12, 2023

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Pregnant oral surgery patient sitting in chair

When you’re having oral surgery done, sedation can help you stay relaxed and calm throughout the process. But if you’re pregnant, you might have concerns about the effect that sedation might have on your baby’s development. What’s the right choice for you? Here’s what you need to know about having dental sedation administered while pregnant.

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