Month: July 2019

Oral Surgery Visits: Things You Will Definitely Gather

When you come in to see us for an oral surgery visit, you may wonder if you’re going to learn everything you need to learn and head home feeling satisfied. Part of you thinks that since this is a more advanced area of care, you may end up feeling overwhelmed or heading home without all… Read more »

Let’s Talk About: What Does A Dental Post Do?

You have heard us talk about dental posts before. It’s another way of describing your dental implant. However, when we say post, it’s much easier for patients to remember that we’re talking strictly about that part of the tooth replacement and not the entire thing (the post, abutment, and restoration). With that said, you may… Read more »

Winter In July: Start Those Implants Today! 

Have you been noticing those holiday and wintertime specials going on now, in the midst of summer? Why not hop on the “winter in July” train by personalizing it in a way that makes sure your smile is ready for the holiday season? After all, what better present could you possibly select now and enjoy… Read more »

Back To School: What’s On Your Oral Surgery List?

Are you getting your stuff together to head back to school? Perhaps you’re a student or a teacher! How about your children? Are they about to get ready for an exciting, brand new year in the classroom? In whatever way back to school time is impacting your life, our Santa Rosa, CA team of oral… Read more »

Why Third Molars Often Become Problems

What many people most commonly know as wisdom teeth are actually their third set of molars – the permanent teeth that develop and erupt at the ends of your dental ridges. Following the development of your second set of permanent molars, wisdom teeth usually begin to erupt by the age of 18. For many people,… Read more »

Tooth Loss – How At-Risk Are You?

Some people believe they’ll never lose a tooth because they take excellent care of their smile whey they can. Others believe they’re destined to lose one or more teeth, no matter how well they care for their smiles. The truth is that neither of them are correct. Tooth loss isn’t a natural occurrence that everyone… Read more »

Dental Implants: 4 Problems With Ignoring Smile Care 

When you have dental implants in place, which means you also have restorations replacing the crowns of missing teeth, you may suddenly get the idea that you don’t need to worry about smile care anymore. Sure, you should do something in order to maintain fresh breath. However, you ask yourself: Why bother with brushing and… Read more »

Are You Putting Your Implants In Danger?

You know that there’s such a thing as dental implant success. Generally speaking, implants have an extremely high rate of success, so the potential for having a good experience with them is quite high! However, you also know that on the other end of the spectrum, there’s something called implant failure. You don’t like thinking… Read more »

What Really Goes Into Considering Implants? 

The consideration that you put into potentially making dental implants your prosthetic for replacing missing teeth? It’s truly something! Generally speaking, you don’t simply saunter into an oral and maxillofacial surgery practice and announce that you’re ready for implants, no questions asked. With that said, you may wonder what really goes into the process of… Read more »

Why Seemingly Healthy Teeth Break 

Here you are, heading to our Santa Rosa, CA oral and maxillofacial surgery practice. One day, your smile was complete and all teeth seemingly in amazing health! The next? You end up breaking teeth and requiring extractions and dental implants to replace them. You may find that you have no idea how this could have… Read more »