If you've had pain for some time in one or more of your so-called "wisdom teeth", the procedure in which a dentist or oral surgeon extracts all of them is a relief. While you may already expect some discomfort as you heal, what you might be wholly unprepared for is alveolar osteitis, or "dry socket". That may happen if the blood clots which begin forming after extraction are disturbed, dislodged or accidentally spit out.
You may have heard a lot about dental implants from people who have them or from your dentist, but there are features of implants you might not realize. Getting a dental implant to replace a tooth that fell out is a great idea if you want a tooth that works well, looks great, and lasts a very long time. Here are three other great benefits offered by dental implants. They Do Not Affect Other Teeth
Although sedating patients for dental procedures is a commonly used practice, but many people still express concerns about it. The practice is safe when performed by a dentist who is certified in sedation dentistry. If you are on the fence about sedation, knowing the truth is important. Here are some myths about the practice and the truth: Complications Are Common One of the myths about sedation dentistry is that complications are common.
Although everyone knows the importance of maintaining good dental hygiene, some people take a half-hearted approach to it. Regardless of the reason why, it is important to stay on top of your routine. If you are finding it difficult to properly fit in dental hygiene in your day, here is what you need to know. What Happens When You Neglect Your Dental Hygiene? There are several reasons that you should take care of your teeth and gums, but the most important is that you can avoid tooth loss and pain.
Dental implants are one of the most common and popular options as far as tooth replacements go. Not only are the implants popular, but they are long lasting and meant to stay in the mouth forever. However, the process is complicated and often confusing to patients, even after they discuss surgery with an oral surgeon. One of the most confusing aspects of the process involves placement and you may have several questions in regard to the way the implant root is set in the jaw.
I grew up in a home with parents who did not insist on good dental hygiene. By the time I was old enough to know better, some damage had already been done. I had many cavities, crooked teeth, and some discoloration on my teeth. I knew it would not be easy to take my smile from where it was to where it is today, but I was determined to finally have nice teeth. I visited a dentist who was very nice and never judged me. We made a dental plan together. Spreading the procedures out over time made it much easier to afford them. I now have almost perfect teeth after all that hard work! I created this blog to help others who have dental problems that stem from bad childhood habits know there is hope! It is never too late to start seeing the dentist!