Month: June 2020

Other Reasons Why a Tooth Might Need Extraction

One of the most frequent reasons for having to extract a tooth is because it’s a third molar (or wisdom tooth) that’s become impacted and is unable to erupt properly. Surgically extracting the molar helps eliminate the discomfort that it causes and protects the rest of your oral health from further complications. However, being impacted… Read more »

How Tooth Loss Continues to Impact Your Smile

For most dental health concerns, undergoing the right customized dental treatment can alleviate the problem and stop it from getting worse so you can preserve your healthy smile. However, tooth loss is different than other oral health concerns in many ways. For instance, tooth loss doesn’t occur on its own, but is often a symptom… Read more »

What Does Oral Health Have to Do with Systemic Health?

There are simple steps to keeping your smile consistently healthy, such as brushing your teeth twice and flossing at least once every day, as well as visiting your general dentist routinely for preventive checkups and cleanings. In some cases, maintaining your good oral health may be more complex, and more involved treatment may be required… Read more »

Why Is Extraction Common for Wisdom Teeth?

While healthy, natural adult teeth are capable of lasting a lifetime with the right care and maintenance, some teeth may face problems during their growth and development that can compromised that capability. Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are among the most common types of teeth to develop such problems, such as becoming impacted due to… Read more »

Could Oral Surgery Be the Answer to These Concerns?

Oral health treatments that involve surgery are not typically recommended for general dental health concerns. For example, some of the most common problems, such as tooth decay and gum disease, can usually be managed with minimally invasive treatment at a general dentist’s office. However, there are some conditions that could potentially affect most people to… Read more »

Factors that Impact Your Dental Implant Placement

Restoring your smile after experiencing tooth loss is important to your long-term oral health, and in many cases, dental implants offer the most comprehensive benefits for doing so. That’s largely thanks to their ability to replace your lost teeth roots, which play several intricate roles in your oral health and bite function. However, there are… Read more »

Can a Denture Be Supported by Only Four Dental Implants?

For patients who experience complete tooth loss on their upper or lower dental ridge, a full, custom-designed implant denture is often the a lifeline to restoring their bite function, their smile’s appearance, and a large part of their overall quality of life. Yet, the extent of their tooth loss can sometimes make receiving dental implants… Read more »

Why Isn’t Extracting Teeth More Frequently Recommended?

There are many options for addressing a wide range of oral health problems, and most are designed specifically to help you preserve as much of your healthy, natural tooth structure as possible. However, in some cases, extracting a tooth is the preferable solution for your oral health, depending on the severity of your oral health… Read more »

What Smile Restoration Means After Tooth Loss

When it comes to restoring a tooth that’s compromised in some way, the goal is to help the tooth regain its function and preserve what remains of its healthy, natural structure. However, when a tooth is lost or extracted, that’s no longer possible, and restoring your smile depends on replacing the tooth in order to… Read more »