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December 31, 2023
Are Dental Implants Covered By Dental Insurance?

Dental insurance is extremely helpful when it comes to getting the dental care you need. Most dental insurance plans cover preventive services at 100% and may cover restorative procedures up to a certain percentage or dollar amount.    But what about more expensive procedures? Are dental implants covered by dental insurance? In the case of […]

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December 26, 2023
Should You Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to develop. Yours may show up anywhere between the ages of 17 and 25. They may erupt through the gums or they may not, but they will eventually make their presence known one way or another.    Does everyone need to have their wisdom teeth removed? Perhaps, […]

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October 27, 2023
Top 10 Wisdom Teeth Questions Answered

Wisdom teeth extraction is a common procedure. It is almost considered to be a right of passage, as most people will need to have their wisdom teeth extracted. If you’re wondering if you need to have your wisdom teeth extracted, or if you are already scheduled for the procedure, you have some questions. Here are […]

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October 26, 2023
Can I Drive After Getting a Tooth Extraction?

A tooth extraction can be a relatively simple procedure. It can also be more complex in some situations. Teeth may need to be extracted for a variety of reasons. A severely decayed or damaged tooth may need to be extracted if it is beyond saving. Teeth may need to be extracted for orthodontic purposes, such […]

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October 25, 2023
How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?

Sedation dentistry refers to medically induced relaxation techniques used during dental procedures. It can make any procedure from a simple cavity filling to oral surgery. Sedation may be requested due to dental anxiety or recommended due to the invasiveness or complexity of the procedure.  If you’re going to be sedated for an upcoming dental appointment, […]

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September 19, 2023
How Long After a Tooth Extraction Can I Eat?

Tooth extraction is the official term for having a tooth pulled. Teeth may need to be extracted for a variety of reasons. A tooth that is severely decayed or damaged beyond saving will need to be extracted. In some cases a tooth fails to come in properly because it is impacted, or stuck below the […]

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August 28, 2023
Dental Implants To Improve Your Smile

Dental implants are an option for replacing missing teeth. When one or more teeth need to be extracted or have been lost due to decay or other damage, dental implants provide a fully functional prosthetic. In addition to providing dental function, dental implants can also improve your smile. How do they accomplish this? What makes […]

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August 27, 2023
How We Utilize Sedation to Alleviate Patient Anxiety

Oral surgery is sometimes necessary for dental health. When a problem arises that requires surgery, it can make some patients feel uneasy and even anxious. Dental anxiety is a common condition affecting a wide variety of people of all ages. For some it can be severe enough to prevent them from getting the dental care […]

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August 26, 2023
When Should Wisdom Teeth be Removed?

Wisdom teeth are no longer necessary for the human species and haven’t been for a long time. Instead, they present problems and contribute to dental complications, causing many dental patients to need them removed. Most dentists and oral surgeons will tell you that your wisdom teeth must come out as soon as they emerge, usually […]

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August 25, 2023
How Stem Cells Can Help Speed Surgical Recovery Time

One of the most significant breakthroughs of modern medicine is stem cell therapy. Stem cell therapy treatments use the body’s own healing abilities to decrease recovery time using cell regeneration. Stem cell therapy benefits include reduced pain and a shorter surgical recovery time.  Suppose you are considering a dental or oral surgical procedure. In that […]

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August 24, 2023
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Are you considering dental implants? Dental implants are the highest quality replacement option available. Dental implants can replace anywhere from a single tooth to an entire arch of teeth.  What Is a Dental Implant?  A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically placed in the bone of the jaw. It replaces the […]

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January 21, 2014
Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Oral Surgery and Extraction

What Are Impacted Teeth and Why Do They Need Extraction? Evolution has rendered wisdom teeth unnecessary in humans, and about 85 percent of these third molars eventually require removal because of tooth crowding, according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS). Trapped in the gums, impacted wisdom teeth may lead to dental problems such as pain, infection […]

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