Category: Patient Education

Quiz: Do I Have TMJ?

Temporomandibular joint syndrome, or TMJ, can be the cause of multiple other symptoms (such as headaches) in your body – but how do you know if you’re suffering from TMJ, not something else?

Could Dental Sedation Benefit You?

Patients who require extensive dental care, like oral surgery, may find the prospect of treatment a little daunting. For patients who fear dental treatment in general, the thought can be near terrifying, inhibiting them from receiving the care they need. Dental sedation can help patients remain calm before and during their procedures, and can be… Read more »

Do You Need Oral Surgery?

Many patients won’t require the skills of an oral surgeon throughout the course of their dental care. Sometimes, however, oral surgery may be necessary to restore your mouth’s function and your quality of life. Oral surgery encompasses a wide range of services to address a number of different conditions, from severe dental disease or damage… Read more »

What is a Dental Implant? And Other FAQs

Though many patients have heard of dental implants, even if they haven’t lost any teeth, not all patients realize their importance, or the substantial benefits of replacing lost teeth roots. A traditional dental bridge, partial denture, or complete denture can be crafted to fit nearly all tooth loss patients’ needs, whether they’ve lost one, several,… Read more »

Why and How You Should Stop Snoring

Not everyone snores. Still, the phenomenon is common enough that when someone does snore, they may not consider it a problem worth solving (or a problem at all). The truth, though, is that snoring should not be a normal part of your sleeping routine, and when it is, it could indicate a threat to your… Read more »

Third Molar Facts

Third molars, also called wisdom teeth, usually erupt before or around the age of 17. According to statistics about 10 million wisdom teeth are removed annually. Sometimes, rather than wait until they get impacted or come in crooked, dentists may recommend getting them out. However, wisdom tooth extraction is an invasive surgical procedure and if… Read more »

My Wife Says I Snore. Do I Have Sleep Apnea?

Is your spouse complaining that you snore too much? Are they sleeping on the couch or in the spare room to avoid your snoring? A recent survey has shown that nearly half of all American couples sleep in separate beds in order to get enough sleep. While maybe it is not all due to snoring,… Read more »

Dental Emergency? Call Us!

Things happen when you least expect them and illness or dental emergencies do not always happen when your doctor or dentist’s office is open. Sometimes they happen after hours or during the weekend. When you are in a lot of dental pain, you need attention. What should you do in such a case? Call your… Read more »

Get Your Facts Straight. A Quiz On Sedation Dentistry

Are you afraid of the dentist? Do you dread your visit even months beforehand? If so, you are not alone. Up to 15 percent of Americans suffer from some level of dental fear that causes them to avoid their dental appointments. It can be scary to sit in a chair for a period of time… Read more »

What Is A Bone Graft Procedure

There are circumstances when your jaw bone may atrophy or deteriorate; for instance, if you experience the loss of one or more teeth, or especially if you are fully edentulous. If there are no teeth implanted in your jaw bone your jaw bone will deteriorate. It is your teeth that keep your jaw bones healthy…. Read more »