Month: May 2016

A Look at Oral Surgery

Did you know that dentistry, like medicine, has its own surgical field? Oral surgeons undergo extensive training and experience to gain the expertise necessary for handling the most complex and demanding oral health issues. To help you understand the importance of oral surgery, we take a look at just a few of the procedures that… Read more »

Am I a Candidate for Jawbone Grafting?

In general, routine dental care is pretty straight-forward. Brush and floss your teeth twice a day, attend checkups and cleanings as often as recommended, and when necessary, don’t hesitate to undergo a particular treatment. Sometimes, however, dental issues can cause more damage to your oral health than you realize, and a more extensive procedure, like… Read more »

How Do I Know If My Toothache is an Emergency?

Toothaches are not pleasant, but you might not consider yours an emergency if it isn’t severe. The truth is that an aching tooth might not pose an immediate threat to your dental health, but if not treated, it can grow worse and become a serious threat. The question remains, however, should you schedule an emergency… Read more »

Why Adult Tooth Loss Happens

Although it happens often, losing your adult teeth isn’t something that comes naturally with age. Actually, it’s something you can avoid if you protect your dental health from the most common causes of tooth loss. Even if you do lose an adult tooth, the good news is that it can be replaced, and your smile… Read more »

How Much Do You Know About Tooth Extraction?

Extracting a tooth might not seem like the most appealing prospect. Nevertheless, given the prevalence of severe dental issues and trauma, tooth extraction remains a vital procedure for patients with one or more teeth that are beyond saving. Still, preventing the need to remove the tooth in the first place is preferable, and understanding tooth… Read more »

When Should I Start Worrying About Wisdom Teeth?

“Wisdom teeth” is the common, informal name for your third set of permanent molars, and they are often associated with a number of dental health complications. As the last teeth to erupt, wisdom teeth do not typically become problematic until early adulthood, and for some patients, the molars may never cause any trouble at all…. Read more »

What Does an Oral Examination Reveal?

Oral examinations are a vital part of effective dental care. By routinely performing a comprehensive exam, or checkup, your dentist can accurately diagnose existing dental issues and recommend appropriate, custom treatment options. But what exactly does your oral examination reveal, and what can it tell your dentist about your dental health? During an exam, your… Read more »

Explaining Dental Implant Placement

Dental implants are small, titanium cylinders that are surgically inserted into your jawbone, and are used as an anchor for your replacement teeth. In some cases, a dental implant procedure may include visiting one specialist to place the implant posts, and another to secure your dental crown, bridge, or denture to them. At Cerritos Dental… Read more »

Ask Yourself If You Exhibit Sleep Apnea Symptoms

You might not even realize that you snore unless the noise is loud enough to disturb your sleeping partner. Likewise, you might not realize that you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea unless you start to experience one or more of its related side effects. Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA for short, affects more people than many… Read more »

Do You Have Questions About Wisdom Teeth?

Do you have any questions about wisdom teeth? Many people have questions about these extra molars that arrive just as a person enters adulthood. They can oftentimes be harmful to your smile’s health and lead to serious discomfort. Fortunately, we can comfortably and safely remove them to improve your smile’s health.