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Patients who establish good dental hygiene habits can stave off problems like severe decay or advanced gum disease that can create the need for surgical tooth extractions and tooth replacement procedures like dental implant placement. The best oral hygiene regimens begin at home. Patients should brush...

During the process of planning for dental implant placement, the implant dentist will thoroughly evaluate the patient’s facial structures to ensure that the patient is an appropriate candidate for dental implants. Inadequate bone tissue can present an obstacle to patients who want to get dental implants....

Long-term denture wearers who are tired of ill-tasting and often ineffective dental adhesives have a better option—dental implants. Because they are connected to the jaw, dental implants that support a denture offer a much more secure fit than a dental adhesive does. Adhesives fail from time...

Advanced gum disease can have serious consequences for your oral health. If gum disease is allowed to progress, patients may ultimately need to consult with an oral surgeon for tooth extraction and dental implant placement. Patients can protect their dental health by monitoring their gums for...

When faced with the prospect of oral surgery, many patients become anxious about possible discomfort during the procedure. They may also be concerned about the length of time it will take for the oral surgeon to perform the procedure. Working with a sedation dentist for oral...

Biting your nails can be a tough habit to break, and you’re probably aware of the ill-effects it can have on your manicure. Many patients may also do damage to their teeth when they bite their nails. The nails are hard objects, and they can wear...