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Gum Disease Can Hurt Your Lung Health Find Out How

Posted on 9/21/2020 by Cole Anderson, DMD, MS
Gum disease occurs when bacteria in your mouth multiply and start attacking your gums. Some signs of gum disease include continual bleeding, aggravated gums, red gums, and gum inflammation. While gum disease isn't good for your oral health, it also isn't good for your bodily health. Gum...
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Who Needs an Apicoectomy Most and Why Do They Need It?

Posted on 9/7/2020 by Cole Anderson, DMD, MS
An apicoectomy is a procedure which serves as an alternative to extracting an infected tooth. It is generally only performed on a tooth that has undergone a root canal which has failed or did not completely take care of the issue. There are a number of reasons why this type of oral treatment may be...
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How Long Does Healing After Soft-Tissue Grafts Really Take?

Posted on 8/24/2020 by Cole Anderson, DMD, MS
A soft -tissue graft is a procedure that involves filling up the gap created in the jaw post tooth extraction. This gap is usually created when there is an infection and the tissue is extracted in order to prevent the infection from spreading further. Post the tooth extraction, the procedure to...
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All Posts:

Gum Disease Can Hurt Your Lung Health Find Out How
9/21/2020
Who Needs an Apicoectomy Most and Why Do They Need It?
9/7/2020
How Long Does Healing After Soft-Tissue Grafts Really Take?
8/24/2020
Oral Cancer Screenings Can Detect Early Stage Cancer
8/10/2020
Mouthguards Custom Made for Your Mouth Could Keep Your Mouth Safer
7/23/2020
Reasons to Discuss Ear Aches with Us
7/7/2020
Treatment for a Dislocated Jaw
6/22/2020
What Happens During a Perioscopy?
6/8/2020
Why Your Jaw May Click and What You Can Do About It
5/29/2020
What in the World is Periocoronitis?
5/15/2020
Signs of Infection to Be Aware of After Oral Surgery
4/25/2020
Reasons to Have a Consultation for Crown Lengthening
4/15/2020
Did You Know Posture Issues Could Cause Jaw Pain?
3/25/2020
How to Do Tests on Yourself to Look for Early Signs of Oral Cancer
3/15/2020
How to Best Keep the Mouth Clean After Oral Surgery
2/29/2020
Dental Trauma Needs to be Looked at Right Away to Avoid Further Complications
2/20/2020
Bruxism is a Condition That Needs Treatment
1/30/2020
Activities to Avoid Immediately Following Oral Surgery
1/20/2020
Cracking the Enamel of Your Teeth Can Be the Result of Bruxism
12/30/2019
How to Tell if Your Jaw Pain is a Serious Problem
12/20/2019
Snoring Can Lead to Increased Oral Pain
11/25/2019
How a Mouth Guard Could Ease Your Sleep Apnea Symptoms
11/15/2019
How Your TMJ Could Get Dislocated and What to Do if it Does?
10/30/2019
An Untreated Abscess Could Lead to Ludwig's Angina - What You Need to Know
10/20/2019
Most Common All-on-4 Myths
9/30/2019
How to Best Manage TMJ Pain
9/20/2019
Reasons it Could Hurt Your Jaw to Speak
8/30/2019
Procedure When Oral Cancer is Suspected
8/20/2019
When Does the Jaw Bone Reabsorb?
7/25/2019
What Can Oral Surgeons Like Us Do to Treat Ringing Ears?
7/15/2019
Would You Be a Better Implant Candidate with a Sinus Lift?
6/30/2019
Why Do You Want an Oral Cancer Screening During Each Exam?
6/20/2019
What Options Do You Have for Treating an Impacted Tooth?
5/30/2019
When You Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea, We May Be Able to Help
5/20/2019
How to Minimize Bruxism Damage
4/30/2019
How to Know You Probably Have a Dental Abscess That Needs Urgent Treatment
4/20/2019
What Qualifies as a Complicated Extraction?
3/20/2019
What Makes an Untreated Dental Abscess So Dangerous?
3/10/2019

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