Archive for June, 2011

Don’t wait too long to extract a damaged tooth

In dentistry, whenever humanly possible, the best choice for your health is to preserve the natural teeth. If a damaged tooth can be restored, whether by filling, root canal, or crown, saving your natural tooth is the best choice. In some cases, however, the damage can be so extensive that the tooth simply cannot be […]

What is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon?

As the name implies, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery encompasses many treatments and conditions pertaining to the mouth, head, and face. In addition, addressing common surgical procedures like tooth extractions, these surgeons are specially trained to diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions. In addition, oral surgeons receive extensive training and experience in anesthesia and […]

Are there age requirements for dental implants?

There are many appealing qualities that have increased the popularity of the dental implant procedure. In addition to the broad spectrum of possible uses, the implant is an optimal tooth replacement alternative for virtually all healthy adult patients. As long as the jaw bone has stopped growing (typically around the late teen years) age is […]