Archive for November, 2011

Dental implants: Will I need a sinus lift?

Charlottesville patients are increasingly turning to dental implants to replace missing teeth, but not all patients are candidates for immediate dental implant placement. For candidates with significant bone loss, a sinus lift or sinus augmentation may be necessary before the implants can be placed. Dental implants are so durable and effective because they fuse with […]

Snoring and sleep apnea: Solutions through dentistry

Sleep apnea is a condition in which a person’s breathing stops and starts repeatedly during sleep. Sleep apnea is often accompanied by loud snoring that can interrupt a spouse’s or partner’s slumber in addition to robbing the person who has the condition of deep, restful sleep. Sleep apnea occurs when the soft tissues of the […]

What is oral pathology?

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, nearly 37,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. To achieve the best outcomes, patients with oral cancer should be treated as early as possible. Even precancerous or benign changes in the oral tissues should be monitored closely by a dentist or oral surgeon to ensure that […]