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Surgery

All-on-4 Dental Implants

Replacing Missing Teeth with All-on-4 Implants A dental treatment that is rapidly gaining popularity for the replacement of missing teeth is all on 4 dental implants.  The name describes this treatment perfectly, as it is a dental prosthesis replacing “all” of the missing teeth in an arch (upper or lower) “on 4 dental implants”.  Dental

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Learn about IV Sedation options

IV Sedation for Oral Surgery

When it comes to oral surgery, the first thing many people think of is wisdom teeth.  Close on its heels comes the thought of being “put to sleep” for their removal.  You are correct in thinking that most people do opt for sedation when having their wisdom teeth removed.  Many people choose IV sedation for

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All on 4 Dental Prosthesis

What is All on 4 Tooth Replacement?

All on 4 Implants When it comes to replacing missing teeth, you have a number of options! One of the options that is rapidly gaining in popularity is commonly referred to simply as “all on 4”. We will describe this dental treatment option in detail here. What is All on 4? All on 4 is a dental

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Sinus infections and tooth infections

Can a Tooth Extraction Cause Sinus Problems?

People suffering from chronic sinus infections or inflammation are surprised to hear from a doctor or dentist that it could be related to their teeth.  Both dental infections and dental treatments can affect the sinus cavities on certain teeth.  We’ll explain that relationship here. How are the Teeth Related to the Sinuses? In general, the

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Options for Infected Tooth

Options for Tooth Infections

Can I Have an Infected Tooth Extracted, or Do I Have to Take Antibiotics First? When it comes to tooth infections, the appropriate treatment can literally save your life.  In rare cases, tooth infections spread into the airway, bloodstream or brain and cause death.  Tooth infections are bacterial in origin, and taking prescription antibiotics is

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Oral surgery complications

Preventing Dry Socket

How Do I Prevent Dry Socket After a Tooth Extraction? We understand that many patients fear the potential complications from a tooth extraction as much as the extraction itself.  The one that seems to incite the most fear is dry socket.  That’s because it is quite common, and it causes a lot of pain. What

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A Ridge Augmentation May Be Recommended After Tooth Loss

There are times when a permanent adult tooth may need to be pulled whether it’s due to a severely decayed tooth, infected tooth pulp, severe gum disease or to make room for braces (to prevent overcrowding). A tooth might also be extracted if someone is going to have an organ transplant or chemotherapy/radiation. Occasionally, when

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A Frenectomy Can Restore a Healthy Smile in No Time

When it comes to taking care of the oral tissues, one of the things that often comes up is a frenectomy. This dental surgical procedure is done to remove a section of the frenulum, that small fold of mucous membrane which joins the floor of the mouth to the midline of the bottom of the

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