Why are My Teeth Sensitive? 5 Possible Reasons

Young woman with tooth pain, close up

Did you know that up to 20% of Americans are so fearful of the dentist that they avoid visiting their dental clinic? If you’re one of these individuals, you’re in good company. However, there are times that no matter how anxious you are, you have to go see a dental professional. One such example is when you […]

Oral Surgery Complications in Older Adults

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An estimated 10 million wisdom teeth are removed from patients every year via oral surgery. While that figure might sound scary, these are mostly cases where removal is recommended or even necessary. Dental intervention can present risks, but what kind of surgery complications should patients expect? In most cases, the benefits outweigh the risks. But, it’s […]

Get to The Truth: Debunking Tooth Extraction Myths

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There’s been a recent climb in people avoiding visiting their dentist. Along with a decrease in daily oral care, like brushing and flossing teeth, this is pretty bad news. This is, of course, because improper oral care can often lead to tooth extractions and other often unpleasant interventions. But, are tooth extractions that big of a […]

Oral Surgery for Sleep Apnea

frustrated woman being kept awake by snoring man with sleep apnea

The CDC considers the world’s lack of sleep a public health epidemic. 23% of respondents in a recent survey said they have trouble concentrating during the day. Another 11% said it interferes with their driving, and 9% said it affects their job performance. One of the most common causes of poor sleep is sleep apnea. It […]

The Link Between Gum Disease and Heart Disease

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Individuals with gum disease are two to three times more likely to have heart problems during their lives. A 2014 study found that people who have a healthy dental routine spend less money on cardiovascular care than those who don’t regularly brush and floss their teeth. Continue reading to learn about the link between gum disease and […]

Common Oral Diseases: Signs and Treatments

Sugar cubes are laid out in the form of a tooth and brown sugar symbolizes caries.

Oral diseases affect nearly 3.5 billion patients globally. They’re one of the most common health issues in the world. They’re also one of the most dangerous because they affect the entire body. Oral pathology attempts to study, diagnose, and treat these conditions. We’ve identified several that occur the most often so that dentists can be prepared to treat […]

Ice or Heat for Pain? How To Choose For Dental Pain

woman frowning and holding her jaw because of dental pain

More than 40% of adults experience oral pain as reported by the Center for Disease Control. Toothaches occur as a result of fractured teeth, exposed dentin, bacterial infection, and untreated decay. Toothaches can range from mild to severe depending on the severity of the underlying condition. It’s best to visit a dentist as soon as possible if […]

The Power of a Beautiful Smile Makeover

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Are you struggling with crooked or broken teeth? Is chewing your food more difficult due to a bite misalignment? Do your teeth make you feel insecure whenever you smile?  If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, it may be time to consider cosmetic dentistry to fix any issues you may be having with […]

Anesthesia for Oral Surgery: What You Need to Know

woman preparing for oral surgery

Oral surgery can be intimidating, especially when you hear the term “anesthesia” thrown around. It’s okay to be nervous when your doctor recommends anesthesia. However, by learning about it, you might be able to conquer your fear before you have the procedure. Anesthesia is a safe method of relaxation and pain relief both during and […]

What Is Maxillofacial Surgery?

surgeon reviewing x ray with patient before maxillofacial surgery procedure

Maxillofacial surgery started as a solution to treat complex facial trauma sustained by those serving in the military. Since then, it’s evolved to treated additional pathological problems in the face.  When the average person is sent to a maxillofacial surgeon, it’s because their tooth extraction is too complicated for an oral surgeon or their problem […]