How Do I Prepare for My Bone Grafting Procedure?

Submitted by on Thu, 02/05/2019 - 8:00
Thanks to technological advances in the dental industry, people with the lack of a strong, supporting bone who were unable to get dental implants, are now able to undergo this life-changing procedure. By undergoing a minor, yet fairly invasive surgical procedure known as bone grafting, people who weren’t good candidates for a dental implant procedure before might Continue Reading

Treating Sleep Apnea with Oral Surgery  

Submitted by on Thu, 11/04/2019 - 8:00
Use of a CPAP (Continuous positive airway pressure) machine is often the most common method used to treat sleep apnea, but it isn’t right for everyone. Some people don’t respond to treatment with a CPAP machine, others find having to use a large, cumbersome machine every evening difficult. That is when oral surgery may be Continue Reading

How to Speed Up Recovery after Oral Surgery

Submitted by on Wed, 13/02/2019 - 8:00
If you have oral surgery planned in the near future, you may be thinking ahead regarding your recovery. You know that you’ll need to spend some time in recovery, but you definitely want to minimize that recovery time — so what do you do? Below, you’ll learn about some tried and true tips for speedy Continue Reading

Your 2019 Oral Cancer Check

Submitted by on Wed, 05/12/2018 - 15:36
Visiting an oral surgeon or dentist can improve your oral health, but did you know it could save your life? Requesting that your dentist or oral surgeon perform a complete oral cancer screen could lead to the early detection of this disease. The earlier it is detected and diagnosed, the better it responds to treatment. Continue Reading

Trusting an Oral Surgeon for Your Dental Implants

Submitted by on Mon, 19/11/2018 - 14:15
Dental implants were once a service that was only offered by oral surgeons. Over the years that has changed. Local dentists have started to offer this dental service. While both an oral surgeon and family dentist offer the same type of service, they are not the same. Before you schedule an appointment with your local Continue Reading

Exploring the Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma

Submitted by on Mon, 05/11/2018 - 13:48
Platelet rich plasma is one of the biggest trends in medical and dental treatments today. Just as the name suggests, platelet rich plasma is taken from your own blood. Your dentist only needs a small quantity of blood (just 55 cc) to do platelet rich plasma therapy when you’re having surgery. Dr. Sedaros places your Continue Reading

Dental Extractions Before Chemotherapy

Submitted by on Thu, 25/10/2018 - 10:51
A lot is involved with preparing to undergo cancer treatment. There are appointments that need to be scheduled, time requested off of work, tasks that need to be done around the house, and arrangements that need to be made to make sure your day-to-day life stays the same. The last thing you are probably thinking Continue Reading

How Sugar Fuels Gum Disease

Submitted by on Thu, 11/10/2018 - 10:49
Consuming a lot of sugary foods and beverages can lead to the development of gum disease (i.e., periodontal disease) and cavities; however, it is not the sugar itself that is detrimental to the teeth and gums, it is the bacteria that eats it. HARMFUL BACTERIA IN THE MOUTH FEED ON SUGAR AND STARCH There are Continue Reading

What is Pre-Prosthetic Dental Surgery?

Submitted by on Wed, 26/09/2018 - 15:22
Many people choose partial or complete dentures to replace missing or damaged teeth because it is a non-surgical option. What these individuals do not realize is that while no surgery is required to place the partial or complete denture into the mouth, surgery may be needed in order to prepare the mouth for the dentures. Continue Reading

When is Bone Grafting Necessary?

Submitted by on Wed, 12/09/2018 - 10:58
Before some people use a dental implant to replace missing or severely damaged teeth, they may need a bone graft. This surgical procedure may need to be performed in order to provide a strong, sturdy and stable foundation for the dental implant. Learning more about bone grafting can help you understand if you may need Continue Reading