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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, […]

Playing Sports After Wisdom Teeth Removal

Sports after wisdom teeth removal

Did you know that taking a break from sports can help ensure a speedy recovery from wisdom teeth removal? Wisdom tooth extraction is usually a routine procedure, but as with any oral surgery, returning to sports too soon can hinder the healing process. Avoiding athletics — or any strenuous physical activity, for that matter — is essential if you […]

How to Prepare for Oral Surgery

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Before getting oral surgery, it’s important to prepare both mentally and physically. Not only will this help you recover faster, but it will also make the experience less stressful. Take a look at our checklist below to help you get ready for your next procedure. 1.Stay Well-Informed You need to know what you are getting yourself […]