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How Can I Tell if I Have Impacted Wisdom Teeth?

February 13, 2024

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Man has jaw pain

The wisdom teeth typically begin to emerge in the late teens or early twenties, and they often bring with them a plethora of oral health problems. Because of this, dentists often recommend having them extracted. Wisdom teeth are impacted if they do not properly emerge from the gums, making them more vulnerable to injury and decay that can jeopardize the health of the rest of the mouth. Here’s what you should know about impacted wisdom teeth, a few signs that you might have them, and what your dentist can do to help.


Making the Switch: Transitioning from Dentures to Dental Implants

January 26, 2024

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Older man smiling with his dental implants

Are you considering making the switch from dentures to dental implants? It’s a big step on your oral health journey that could drastically improve your quality of life. However, the transition isn’t fast or simple. This can sometimes deter patients from seeking out dental implants if they’re unprepared—even if implants are better for them!

If you’re determined to move from dentures to dental implants, being well-informed can make all the difference. Continue reading to learn what you need to know for success!


What’s The Deal with Wisdom Teeth? Why Do They Grow Sideways?

January 19, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — sfoms @ 8:00 pm
Woman holding her cheek due to impacted wisdom teeth

Ah, wisdom teeth! Their appearance marks a definitive transition from childhood to adulthood. Even so, they don’t always come when, or how, you expect. Sometimes these teeth grow at strange angles, or sometimes not at all—getting stuck under the gumline. So, why do these third molars end up like this so much?

If you want to learn all about wisdom teeth and why they often grow sideways, continue reading!


The Gab About Gas: Nitrous Oxide Sedation Explained

January 12, 2024

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Patient using nitrous oxide at their dental appointment

Are you anxious when you go to the dentist? You’re not the only one! Millions of Americans suffer from mild to severe dental anxiety for many reasons. One of the best tools available to help ease this frustration is nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas. It can be used to reduce anxiety and discomfort while you’re in the chair.

If you want to learn more about nitrous oxide sedation for your next appointment, continue reading.


Facts About Dental Implants You Should Know

December 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sfoms @ 2:40 am

Dentist discussing dental implant with patientWhether you’ve lost one tooth, several teeth, or all of them, dental implants offer a long-lasting solution that looks and feels natural. However, there’s a lot of misinformation about the procedure. Don’t let popular myths prevent you from investing in the most successful tooth replacement treatment. Here are the facts you need to replace your missing teeth with dental implants.


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