For some, third molars do not present a serious threat (or much of a threat at all) to oral health. Instead, they grow in correctly, they’re not impacted, they are not damaging other teeth … they’re just a final set of molars. If this is your experience, then you may have opted to avoid wisdom teeth removal because at the time it simply did not strike you as being necessary. However, you may ask yourself sometimes about what you should do if you suddenly think caring for them is difficult (and more). Fortunately, our Cerritos, CA dental surgery team is here to pick up where you left off, while providing you with answers that you could really use.
There are so many reasons you may find yourself feeling guilty when you discover you need dental surgery! You might think that if you’d just taken better care of your smile over the years, you would never have lost a tooth and required an implant. If only you’d been more careful and worn an athletic mouthguard: No tooth loss! If only you’d… Well. The list can go on and on. Our Cerritos, CA team can most certainly empathize with you! However, we also remind our patients that things happen, sometimes we wish we could change them, but the good news is twofold: We can fix your smile concerns and you can avoid future issues! Find out more regarding how to say goodbye to guilt, why you should, and what to do instead!
Patients often forget that in order to enjoy teeth that don’t easily crack, become seriously damaged, and eventually require extractions, there’s something simple to focus on: Keeping teeth strong, healthy, and vibrant, rather than weak, unhealthy, and brittle. When you think about it, however, the detail is simple and powerful. Weak teeth are, of course, much more vulnerable to injury, whether due to trauma or due to disease. So, what can you do to ensure your smile is going to stick around for quite a while? Our Cerritos, CA practice has helpful hints that will guide you through a lifetime of healthy teeth.
When you think that you’re experiencing bleeding in your mouth, it can cause you to feel a bit shocked and worried. We understand that this is a very common reaction and our Cerritos, CA team reminds you that it’s absolutely normal to experience these types of emotions. We also remind you, however, that there’s no need to feel afraid or to try to ignore the issue. Instead, we walk you step by step through some questions to ask yourself and the best way to proceed. As always, when you notice such a change, come talk with us during an oral pathology visit! You’ll be so happy you did.
There are times when you think to yourself, “Hmm, I wonder if I really need a dental extraction.” You aren’t sure if what’s going on really warrants it, so the idea of having the tooth removed causes you some concern. We understand! We also remind you that when we recommend an extraction, it’s because we are protecting your oral health (and we make such a decision with conservative planning). So, what are some of these reasons that sometimes, a tooth simply must come out, you wonder? Take a moment to more fully understand the ways tooth removal becomes an integral part of your smile care at our Cerritos, CA practice.
There are some things you should do during a dental emergency (like call us right away, so we can provide you with whatever your smile needs and you’ll be back in one piece in no time!). Then, of course, there are some things you really shouldn’t do when this type of trauma or upset occurs. While you might think what we’re going to tell you will all be extremely obvious, we still like to run some details by our patients. Why? Well, because when an emergency situation arises, it can wreak havoc with your nerves and you may find yourself a bit frazzled regarding the right decisions to make. So, as always, remember that calling us in Cerritos, CA is a wonderful answer!
So, you’re ready to replace missing teeth! This is a very exciting moment. You know that you have access to different solutions that will allow you to forget all about those open spaces in your smile, as you fill them and get back to life with a complete grin. What you might not feel so knowledgeable about, however, is what to choose. Do you want a traditionally supported prosthetic like a bridge? Or, would you be better of with dental implant support? We can help you figure this one out quite easily.
When you’re going through your mental files and considering the treatment options you’ve been learning about for tooth loss, you might find that you prioritize dental implants as the front runner. As much as the benefits seem to allow implants to outshine other tooth loss solutions, you might still have a feeling that some important details are missing. What is it that you would like to learn? When essential facts escape you and they’re keeping you on the fence, so to speak, it’s always best to let us know. Remember: We’re your number one resource for oral surgery related information!
When a patient is in need of dental surgery, they can suffer active discomfort due to the problem they need to address. They can also be in jeopardy of their situation worsening if no steps are taken to correct the matter. Unfortunately, it can be hard for patients with dental anxiety to take the necessary steps to arrange care, even when they are made aware that the matter is serious. If you struggle with dental anxiety, what can be done to make you feel at ease enough to undergo treatment? You can benefit from dental sedation, which helps patients maintain a sense of comfort, even while they undergo more involved treatment. (more…)
When on earth is the best time to schedule your wisdom teeth removal, you wonder to yourself? Or, maybe the removal isn’t for your teeth but for your child’s teeth. If you find yourself more and more stressed attempting to determine when to do it, we encourage you to take a nice long look at summertime and then quickly take advantage of these warm months. Why this season, you wonder? We can explain.