Are You a Candidate for Wisdom Tooth Removal?

Submitted by on Wed, 18/10/2017 - 8:43
Some patients have the idea that everyone must have their wisdom teeth removed, but in many cases, patients are able to go their entire life without a problem from their wisdom teeth. However, in some patients, the teeth will need removed at some point, and waiting too long can have some serious consequences. Are you Continue Reading

Applications of Bone Grafting in Oral Surgery

Submitted by on Wed, 04/10/2017 - 16:40
Dental implants provide patients who are missing one or more teeth with a long term solution that will restore their smile. Before an oral surgeon can even begin the process of placing the dental implant in the mouth, he or she must make sure there is enough bone to support the implant. If it is Continue Reading

Discovering and Diagnosing Oral Cancer

Submitted by on Wed, 20/09/2017 - 14:40
Early detection of oral cancer is vital to improving your health. The earlier the cancer is diagnosed, the faster you can get into treatment. Unfortunately, many individuals overlook the signs and symptoms of oral cancer which leads to a delay in both diagnosis and treatment. Understanding the signs and symptoms of oral cancer can help Continue Reading

Preparing for Anesthesia and Oral Surgery

Submitted by on Wed, 06/09/2017 - 14:27
The last thing you want to worry about when faced with the need to go through oral surgery is the preparation involved. In an effort to alleviate some of the stress you may be experiencing, the staff at Sedaros Oral Facial Surgery & Dental Implants has prepared a comprehensive guide for prepping for oral surgery Continue Reading

Causes and Solutions of Cleft Palates

Submitted by on Thu, 20/07/2017 - 16:19
Two developmental defects that occur during the first trimester of pregnancy are the cleft palate and the cleft lip: These oral and facial malformations are frequently referred to as ‘clefting.’ Clefting can occur on one side or both sides of the mouth; however, since the palate and the lip develop separately, a baby may be Continue Reading

Does Your Insurance Cover Distraction Osteogenesis?

Submitted by on Thu, 06/07/2017 - 15:54
Distraction osteogenesis (DO) is a method that Dr. Steve A. Sedaros uses to treat selected defects and malformations of the facial and mandibular bones. Distraction osteogenesis (aka bone distraction) can be used to widen the jaw by gradually moving the bones. WHAT ORAL AND FACIAL SKELETON ISSUES CAN BONE DISTRACTION ADDRESS? For the most part, Continue Reading

Preparing Children for Extractions

Submitted by on Tue, 20/06/2017 - 10:38
Parents are faced with the difficult task of preparing their child for what will happen during a tooth extraction. If a child is ill prepared, undergoing a dental extraction as a child can be a traumatizing and stressful experience that will leave a lasting impression. Luckily, there are a few things parents can do to Continue Reading

Preparing for Multiple Extractions

Submitted by on Tue, 06/06/2017 - 10:28
In some cases, advanced gum disease and severe tooth decay may compromise multiple teeth. While the best scenario is to restore or repair damaged teeth, sometimes teeth cannot be restored or repaired and they’ll have to be extracted. After the extraction, then your dentist can help you decide of dental implants, partials, or dentures are Continue Reading

Why Are They Called Wisdom Teeth?

Submitted by on Mon, 22/05/2017 - 14:33
Wisdom teeth are the third and final molars to erupt in your mouth. Unlike other teeth that usually appear during childhood, wisdom teeth don’t typically surface until you reach your late teens or early adulthood. As a result, the teeth are coined “wisdom teeth” because they don’t tend to present until you have matured or Continue Reading

Tips for After Jaw Surgery

Submitted by on Mon, 08/05/2017 - 15:00
If you are planning to have jaw surgery, you may be concerned about a lengthy recovery. However, your healing process should be complete around 12 weeks after you have your procedure. You won’t feel your best immediately following your surgery, but eventually, the pain and discomfort will be a distant memory. At first, you will Continue Reading