Archive for February, 2021
What is a Dry Socket?
Dry socket is a painful condition that can develop after a tooth extraction surgery. This condition can be very painful and uncomfortable during the immediate healing phase and may require treatment. The medical term for dry socket is alveolar osteitis which literally means inflammation of the bone that supports the tooth. When a tooth is […]
Oral Biopsy – What to expect
Part of any dental exam includes a thorough intra-oral examination and x-rays. Dentists are trained to detect anything that is unusual inside the mouth including bumps, discolorations, or any abnormalities on an x-ray. Your dentist may refer you to an Oral Surgeon for a biopsy if there are any unusual findings inside your mouth. […]