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What are the Dangers of Impacted Wisdom Teeth?

April 28, 2023

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Render of an impacted wisdom tooth

When wisdom teeth are impacted – meaning they’re unable to completely emerge from beneath the gums – they can cause various problems. The most common symptom is pain, and it’s usually reason enough for an extraction. However, it should also be noted that impacted wisdom teeth can also lead to several health issues. Here are some of the dangers of wisdom teeth that don’t erupt properly.


3 Preliminary Procedures That You Might Need Before Dental Implant Surgery

April 20, 2023

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Render of parts of dental implant in lower arch

When you tell your oral surgeon that you’re interested in having dental implants placed, one of the first things they’ll do is evaluate your mouth and jawbone. If there aren’t any issues, they will often be able to schedule your implant placement surgery right away. However, oftentimes they’ll find that some preliminary work must be done before the procedure can be carried out. Below are 3 examples of treatments you may need before receiving dental implants.


4 Tricks for Soothing Dental Fears Before Oral Surgery

April 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sfoms @ 12:57 pm
Female patient with ponytail giving a thumbs up

Do you often feel nervous or afraid of the thought of receiving dental care of any kind? If so, the prospect of having oral surgery done likely makes you feel particularly anxious. You might be wondering if there’s anything you can do to put your dental fears to rest so that they don’t get in the way of an important procedure. Fortunately, there are often quite a few steps you can take. Here are 4 tricks for soothing your anxiety before your oral surgery.


Can Bruxism Impact My Dental Implant Eligibility?

March 5, 2023

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a patient visiting their dentist for a consultation

If you have missing teeth that you need to replace, dental implants might be one option you’re considering, However, despite their impressive, 95% success rate, there are still things out there that can threaten their ability to restore smiles. But is chronic teeth grinding, or bruxism, one of these things, or can you still get implants if you suffer from this condition? Here’s what your dentist wants you to know.


Sedation Dentistry: The Secret to Overcoming Dental Fear

March 4, 2023

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a patient with dental-related anxiety

If you’d rather be anywhere else in the world than seated in your dentist’s chair, you aren’t alone; it’s estimated that a whopping 75% of adults in the US have some level of dental-related anxiety! Unfortunately, this fear of dental care is often the reason that patients prolong necessary treatment and end up with serious problems down the road. Keep reading to learn more about dental phobia and some of the ways it can be effectively managed so that you’re able to easily get your smile the help it needs.

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