Oral Cancer Awareness Week Is in April and Can Help Save Lives!

Oral Cancer Awareness Week is observed on April 3 – 9, 2022 (thanks to the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance). It is supported by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery to draw attention to this often fatal disease and how early detection is the key to surviving cancer. Oral Cancer Screenings We encourage getting oral cancer screenings as... read more »

What To Expect if You Have a Tooth That Needs To Be Extracted

Do you need to have one or more permanent teeth extracted? For adults, there are a variety of reasons why a tooth may need to be removed from the roots. Some of those include severe damage from tooth decay, trauma from a fall or blow to the face, or bacterial infection of the tooth pulp. Another reason may be overcrowding... read more »

Understanding What a Dental Bone Graft Is and Whether You Need One

There are times when you might need the help of a dental bone graft because you have lost vital bone density in your jaw, where the bone resorbs (melts away), negatively impacting your surrounding teeth. Bone loss occurs when your mouth suffers trauma, tooth loss or advanced gum (periodontal) disease. When extracting a tooth, bone removal may be needed to... read more »

Protect Your Smile From Dental Trauma During the Holidays!

Winter is coming, and if you are anything like us, you are likely busy preparing for the holidays to celebrate with family and friends. Because this time of year is so busy, it’s easy to overindulge in your favorite annual treats while tempted to slack on your daily oral hygiene care. But that’s a bad combination, and you really don’t... read more »

Dental Implants Are a Solution to Replacing Lost Teeth

When it comes to your smile, taking care of your teeth is an investment in your oral health that pays many dividends. With tooth loss, missing teeth can affect you in multiple ways. Even losing just one tooth can cause problems. Some of that is emotional, as people often feel self-conscious and embarrassed to smile if a prominent tooth is... read more »

Sedation Dentistry Can Help You Feel Calm and Comfortable During Oral Surgery

Sedation dentistry uses medication to help you relax and sit still comfortably when you have dental work done. Sedation is especially helpful if you have oral surgery by relieving any anxiety and making you comfortable. There are varying degrees of medication sedation that can be used such as light or minimal sedation, medium or moderate sedation, and deep sedation. Light... read more »

Whether You Have an Oral Infection or a More Serious Condition Like Oral Cancer, Our Oral Pathology Services Can Help

Oral pathology involves diagnosing and treating dental diseases, including tooth decay and gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss and even impact your general health. These diseases can arise in the teeth, the supportive bone, the temporomandibular joints and other soft tissue like the tongue, gums and salivary glands. Signs that you might have an oral condition needing treatment... read more »