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Can You Have Dental Implants if You Have Diabetes?

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If you’re diabetic, you might think dental implants are not an option, but that’s not the case. Diabetes poses additional concerns for implant surgery, and implanted teeth are not right for everyone. However, being diabetic doesn’t mean you have to choose another method of tooth replacement. In fact, most people with diabetes can safely and […]

When Is Corrective Jaw Surgery Necessary?

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Corrective jaw surgery, or orthognathic surgery, can dramatically improve the facial appearance. But that’s more of a positive side effect than a reason oral surgeons recommend the procedure. Though corrective surgery is often considered cosmetic, orthognathic procedures are usually performed as a means of treating functional jaw problems. Surgical treatment offers several benefits to patients with skeletal and […]

Dental Implant Bone Grafts – Understanding Your Options

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Will you need a bone graft before getting dental implants? The extra step to tooth replacement is not uncommon — and it’s nothing to worry about, either, as grafting is a quick and simple in-office procedure. Oral surgeons perform bone grafts to strengthen the jawbone. Implanted teeth need a dense foundation of bone for proper support, and […]

6 Tips to Reduce Facial Swelling After Oral Surgery

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Facial swelling is normal after oral surgery. In fact, swollen gums and chipmunk cheeks are to be expected, as swelling is part of the body’s natural healing process. While you can’t prevent facial swelling after oral surgery, you can take steps to reduce inflammation more quickly. Follow the tips below — and your oral surgeon’s aftercare instructions — to reduce facial swelling […]

Dental Implants & the Effects of Smoking

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If you think dental implants are out of the question if you’re a smoker, you might be pleasantly surprised to learn otherwise. While smoking does pose additional risks for complications – both during the healing process and after recovery is complete – being a smoker doesn’t close the door on dental implant surgery. That said, […]