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If Dental Implants Are Metal, Can They Rust?

July 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sfoms @ 1:35 pm
a woman in glasses thinking about dental implants

By replacing your missing teeth with dental implants, you can expect to enjoy an incredibly stable and lifelike tooth replacement that can even last a lifetime with proper care. That said, since these posts are constructed out of metal, some patients wonder if they can ever rust. Fortunately, the chance that this could ever occur is significantly low. Keep reading to learn why implants rarely rust and how you can avoid this problem altogether.


It’s a Gas: The Truth About Sedation Dentistry

July 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sfoms @ 9:13 pm
Woman with questioning expression

Anyone who has ever watched cartoons has probably seen a few portrayals of dental sedation. The image of the goofy caricature hallucinating and cackling like a hyena under the effects of laughing gas might be funny, but it is not quite true to life. The practice is a safe method that has kept patients comfortable in the dental chair for centuries. Here are the realities behind the many misconceptions about laughing gas and some of the other effective forms of sedation dentistry.


Can You Drink Coffee After Having a Tooth Removed?

June 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sfoms @ 1:19 pm
Close-up of coffee held by a waitress

If you need to have a tooth extraction for the sake of your oral health, you will be given some instructions for taking care of your mouth afterward so that you can avoid unnecessary complications. You may need to make a few changes to your daily routine during the recovery process. Does this include having to skip your morning cup of coffee? Here’s what your oral surgeon has to say.


Should You Replace Your Healthy Teeth with Dental Implants?

June 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sfoms @ 8:39 pm
Woman in orange sweater sitting down and smiling

Recently, more and more oral health professionals have been recommending dental implants to their patients as a means of replacing teeth. In fact, it’s estimated that about 500,000 dental implants are placed every year. But while the treatment has many advantages, it’s important to question whether it’s truly necessary in your case. Should you have healthy, natural teeth replaced by dental implants? Your oral surgeon is here to help you find the answer.


Sedation Dentistry: How Much Can You Expect It to Cost?

June 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sfoms @ 8:51 pm
Oral surgeon placing mask for nitrous oxide sedation

If you’re nervous about having any kind of oral surgery performed, sedation dentistry can sound like a very appealing option. With the right type of sedation, you can stay relaxed during your procedure while keeping your feelings of anxiety under control. However, before you agree to have sedation dentistry performed, you should be aware of how much you can expect to pay for it. Here’s a brief look at what you can expect when it comes to the cost of sedation dentistry.

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