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How Is a Dental Implant Infection Treated?

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Dental implant infection, or peri-implantitis, is an inflammatory condition that affects the soft and hard tissues surrounding an implanted tooth. Left untreated, the issue can go on to threaten the stability of the implant.   Peri-implantitis is a relatively rare problem, mainly affecting patients with poor oral hygiene habits. Smokers, diabetics and those with a […]

Can Oral Sedation Erase Your Tooth Extraction Anxiety?

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If you’re nervous about your upcoming tooth extraction, oral sedation could be the ideal solution. Many people suffer anxiety before dental treatment, sometimes to the point of postponing or even avoiding much-needed procedures. Don’t let that be you — after all, if you hold off on getting your tooth pulled, your oral health problems will only get […]

Tooth Extraction During Cold & Flu Season: What You Need to Know

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Is tooth extraction safe when you’re sick? Once cold and flu season starts in Indiana, patients with upcoming procedures at Northeast Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery call to ask us this very question. Our answer? A mild head cold may not require you to reschedule a tooth extraction, but flu-like symptoms are a different story. When […]

First Aid for a Knocked-Out Tooth

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If you suffer a knocked-out tooth, quick action is essential if you hope to save it. When a permanent tooth is knocked out, an oral surgeon may be able to put it back in place, but the chances of saving the tooth depend on how fast you get professional attention. The steps you take after […]

6 Impacted Wisdom Teeth Warning Signs

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Impacted wisdom teeth need prompt, professional attention from an experienced oral surgeon. Left untreated, an impacted tooth can lead to significant dental complications, including oral infection, periodontal disease, oral cyst development, damage to the nearby teeth and tooth misalignment. According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), impacted wisdom teeth are a […]