You might feel completely okay about caring for or removing your wisdom teeth if necessary. However, that doesn’t take care of the fact that you’ve been wondering some things about these seemingly unnecessary and often problematic teeth that you just can’t shake. We would love to help address your curiosity!
You might think that requiring a tooth extraction is a bad thing. You may even feel guilty about the removal of your tooth, even if you’re not sure why. The truth is, you may see the removal of a tooth as a failure to protect that tooth. While we can certainly understand if you’d like to get more serious about your oral health care, we invite you to learn a lot more about extractions. They’re helpful, you can feel relieved knowing you have access to them, and guilt belongs nowhere in the mix!
If you’re wearing dental implants, then you know how important it is to pay close attention to your oral health. When you’re noticing a sticky sensation, bad breath, and dry lips, it’s obvious something is off with your moisture levels! Of course, this is a common affliction as winter approaches. Fortunately, we can help.
When you’re enjoying your time this winter season, celebrating with friends and family and cozying up during the holidays, your oral surgeon has some tips for you to consider along the way. Though we certainly don’t expect you to make your oral health the center of your seasonal fun, we do think spending just a few contemplative moments (and possibly some planning moments, too) will offer you great relief and will help keep your smile safe.
Perhaps you somehow got the idea that wanting or requiring dental sedation is unusual in some way. The truth is, it’s extremely common. You will find that at oral surgeons and at your general dentist’s office alike, the use of a sedative is becoming more and more frequent. Why? Well, because we want you to feel comfortable. Why are patients often so uncomfortable or unsure regarding smile care? Let’s examine this topic!
Of course, if you have dental implants you know that maintenance doesn’t require a whole lot. It’s generally going to require the same as what you were used to with your smile before tooth loss. This is a relief because it means your life will go on as usual in the dental hygiene department. However, your hygiene will only go as far as you let it. What’s that mean? Well, if you know just how to practice optimal dental care, you can expect stellar results. If not, perhaps you’re noticing mediocre results. Let’s make sure you’re on the path toward best practices.
One of the areas of concern we hear about quite frequently when patients are considering dental implants follows: What speaking will be like, will feel like, and more. We understand if you are thinking about this a lot. After all, you want to replace your teeth with fantastic results, which means improved eating, speaking, hygiene, and the list goes on. The brief answer to your overriding concern follows: Speaking will most certainly improve! As for the details you’re poring over, we invite you to consider a few things you’re going to notice with implants along the way.
When you want dental implants for yourself, it’s not always easy to follow through. This is true even if you are certain that they are what you want, you know they will restore your smile the way you prefer, and you feel fully educated on the topic. Unfortunately, this might mean you’re a fantastic candidate but you just can’t find the motivation or the reason to say, “Okay, let’s do this!” We understand. They require an investment of both time and money and it’s a big choice. Fortunately, the holidays might be just what you need. (more…)
You might hear lots of stories from friends and assorted family members who had some serious issues with their wisdom teeth! As you listen to these details of impacted teeth and more, do you do your best to shrink into the background and hide? After all, your third molars came in just fine, they didn’t damage your alignment, and they weren’t impacted. So … now what? Is this strange? Are you overlooking something? Perhaps everyone needs wisdom teeth removal but you just haven’t realized it yet. Not to worry. We can explain.
When you come to us for any type of procedure, there are a lot of unknowns that come with new territory. Naturally, that brings you to us frequently brimming with questions about what’s going to happen and how things will unfold. We expect this every time! We also know that you may be sitting at home, wringing your hands in anticipation. To help take the edge off by offering a burst of knowledge if you’re seeing us soon for a tooth extraction, we offer some questions (and answers). For all other details, remember: We’ll offer explanations when we see you!