Posts Tagged ‘ tooth pain ’

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 […]

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 […]

Wisdom teeth removal – FAQ

  Many patients have questions regarding self care after wisdom teeth removal.  Below are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.  While generally applicable in most cases, every patient and surgery is different, so please follow the postoperative instructions that are given specifically to you after your surgery.   Q: How long after […]

What exactly is a tooth infection/abscess?

A dental abscess forms when your body’s immune system reacts to bacteria that finds its way inside of a tooth.  This can happen if the integrity of the tooth is compromised by cavities, fractures, or periodontal disease.  An abscess can develop even if you are unaware of any of these conditions, as only a microscopic […]