Yes, you have heard of oral surgery and you’ve got some sort of idea that it includes surgical procedures that help with your oral health. However, if you were to have to list off the many things we can do for you, would you say that you might find yourself at a loss for details? Beyond the more commonly well-known dental implants, our Santa Rosa, CA team shares with you some treatments you may not realize we provide (but that may be just what you need)!
When you realize that you are just getting started with replacing your missing teeth and, now that you’re fairly certain you want dental implants, you’ll have to take action to get things going, you may feel a bit frozen. There must be a starting point that’s easy and obvious that will help you make that final, ultimate decision, and some means of actually getting that ball rolling … but what might that include, you wonder? Fortunately, our Santa Rosa, CA team can simplify this for you in a heartbeat!
If you have been bitten by the de-cluttering bug or if you are simply recognizing that spring is on its way and you know getting a head start on spring cleaning is always to your advantage, we have a suggestion: Apply this thought process to your smile! What might this mean for you, you ask? After all, you’re already brushing and flossing, what more is there? Well, think of it more as a chance to let go of any not-so-wonderful habits, to get any plans you’ve been meaning to sort out on track, and of course, to prioritize that dental implant plan that’s been gathering dust in the recesses of your mind! Our Rohnert Park, CA team is happy to guide you!
When we talk about wisdom teeth removal, it’s easy to feel like you have all of the time in the world to act. You know that the solution, of course, is to extract potentially harmful teeth. However, you wait a week and that can turn into a month, which can become years if you aren’t careful! While this may seem like no big deal, procrastinating when these molars need to be extracted can result in one particular complication for nearly everyone: You may not only require removal of those teeth but also additional treatment (that you could have avoided) to fix associated damage. Find out what our Santa Rosa, CA team is talking about!
When you assume the worst in regard to dental implants that you would like to choose for your smile, you do yourself a major disservice! If you’re making guesses about what our Santa Rosa, CA team can and cannot do, you may end up moving yourself away from major opportunities and improvement solutions for your smile. Why not, instead, assume the best? Figure that if you come in to see our team for help with making tooth loss a distant memory, we will be able to make this happen with the use of implants (don’t worry, we’re happy to explain why you’re welcome to do so!).
It’s very common to associate tooth loss with age. Most patients assume that tooth loss is something that only happens in your elder years but that it rarely affects individuals in their 20s, 30s, etc. While it is true that teeth can hold up only so long if they are not properly cared for (which is why aging is often associated with oral health problems), this assumed connection between age and missing teeth is not accurate. So, our Santa Rosa, CA team would like to offer helpful reminders to younger patients who are considering dental implants but who are struggling with the details.
Sometimes, your day may include oral discomfort. It’s often not something you saw coming, it can be distressing (particularly if you are a wearer of dental implants, so you feel extra concerned), and it’s often difficult to know the right way to respond to such new sensations. First, of course, our Santa Rosa, CA team reminds you that feeling panicked is certainly not going to help! Instead, calling our practice to let us know you need a visit due to discomfort … now that is a safe bet!
Hey, there, parents! In case you didn’t notice, we have now entered February, which may make you feel like there’s plenty of time before your kids have any time off from school. From our perspective, however, all that we see is that there are some student breaks coming up, which means it’s time to schedule wisdom teeth removal for your teens or young adults as soon as you possibly can! Let us remind you of good times to see our oral surgery team in Santa Rosa, CA for this procedure, in addition to why it’s a good idea!
The details that surround your appearance once you receive dental implants are very important to you! They are what directly impact the way your smile will look, how you will feel about your smile, what you will look like to yourself and others, and this can have a very serious influence on your self-esteem! So, if you’ve been thinking things over and wondering about the tiniest of particulars, trust us when we say that our Santa Rosa, CA team understands! We would also love to explain some of the less commonly discussed aspects regarding the esthetic benefits you may look forward to when you select implants!
When the broken tooth you bring to your dentist (that you assume will just need something like a crown) turns out to be something that is much more serious than you imagined, you may feel the world shift on its axis. You only know about crowns and root canals and the like. What you’ve never had to deal with is saying goodbye to a tooth because it is too damaged. Is there hope for you, you wonder? The answer is a very big yes, from start to finish. When you work with our Santa Rosa, CA team of oral and maxillofacial surgeons, you will quickly see that handling what first seemed like quite a bad thing is nothing to worry about at all!