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Expose and Bond Procedure

Orthodontic treatment typically involves placement of brackets on to teeth and moving them into alignment.  Sometimes a tooth may be stuck or buried underneath the gums and require surgery to place a bracket on the tooth to pull it into place over time.  This procedure is called an expose and bond because the tooth is […]

Guided Dental Implant Surgery

Dental implants have gained immense popularity as replacements for one or more missing teeth for many reasons.  They are strong, durable, and look identical to natural teeth.  They are hypoallergenic, don’t trigger metal detectors, and are safe inside of a MRI machine.   They don’t ever develop cavities or require a root canal.  In the picture […]

How to prepare for wisdom teeth removal

The thought of wisdom teeth removal surgery can be overwhelming for many people.  Preparation is key!  Your oral surgeon should do a consultation to go over the procedure, the risks and benefits, and after care instructions.  At my office, we have a whole booklet of information on self care after wisdom teeth removal that is […]

Dental Implants – FAQ

  A dental implant is one of the best ways to replace a missing or failing tooth. Below are some frequently asked questions regarding dental implants. Q: Why do you recommend a dental implant to replace my tooth? A: Dental implants are strong and can last a lifetime if taken care of properly. They will […]

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 […]

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