Dentist

Oral Surgeon vs. General Dentist

Why Choosing an Oral Surgeon is Better Many of the procedures performed by an oral surgeon are also offered at a local general dentist’s office. This leaves many patients to wonder which type of provider they should choose for their oral health treatment needs. It is important to recognize, however, that while both providers may be ‘qualified’ to treat […]

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tooth-pain

What to Expect after the Removal of Multiple Teeth

Many of the patients we treat come to us for the removal of multiple teeth – particularly if they are having wisdom teeth removed or preparing to get dental implants. Though this is very common place at our office, having several teeth removed at once is very different than having just one or two extracted. Patients should understand […]

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Dental-consultation

Your First Visit to an Oral Surgeon

The first visit to our office is your opportunity to become acquainted with our staff, services, and our office procedures. We utilize this time to listen to your concerns, confirm diagnosis, and inform you of your options for treatment. In most cases, the first visit is for consultation purposes only, and treatment will be scheduled for a later […]

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Post Op for Oral Surgery

The days and weeks following an oral surgery are an integral part of the recovery process. It is important to follow all of the surgeon’s instructions for care to promote healing and reduce the risk of post-surgical difficulties. Most patients experience a complication-free recovery and can return to work or school within one to two […]

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Endodontic First Visit

Endodontic First Visit

Your first visit to an Endodontist lays the foundation for your future treatment. It will consist of a thorough review of your medical and dental history, as well as an evaluation of your symptoms. During your visit, your Endodontist may review existing x-rays or request additional x-rays and 3D imaging to make an accurate diagnosis. […]

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Endodontic Technology

Endodontic Technology

Endodontic treatments have come a long way in recent years due in part to modern advancements in endodontic technology. Visiting an Endodontist is much different than it would have been even just a few years ago thanks to advanced digital imaging tools that help automate office procedures. These tools allow for better accuracy, greater comfort […]

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Endodontic Post-Op Questions

Endodontic Post-Operation Questions

If you are undergoing a procedure or operation, you will be given a set of post-operative instructions to abide by in the hours, days, and weeks after your treatment. Following these instructions is essential to preventing infections in surgical sites, protecting restorations, and minimizing the possibility of experiencing complications. Postoperative instructions vary from procedure to […]

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Endodontists

What is an Endodontist?

Endodontists are dental specialists who have completed two additional years of advanced endodontic training and education beyond dental school. Endodontic training emphasizes root canal treatments and the diagnosis of diseases and conditions that warrant them. An Endodontist does not practice general dentistry but instead devotes the majority of his or her time to performing root canals […]

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Digital X-Rays

Digital X-Rays

Digital x-rays are a more streamlined way of taking dental radiographs. Like traditional x-rays, digital versions provide an in-depth view of the structures of the mouth, helping dentists detect complications and develop effective modes of treatment. Digital x-rays are capable of revealing hidden caries, bone erosion, and even tooth decay hiding beneath restorations. Requiring less […]

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Dental Xray

Dental X-Rays

For years, dental x-rays have been used to diagnose oral health complications and detect decaying or damaged teeth. X-rays provide a unique view of the mouth that isn’t possible with a visual exam alone. When x-rays are taken, the teeth and bones absorb the majority of the ray, making them highly visible on film or […]

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