Archive for March, 2012

Treatment for a Cleft Lip or Cleft Palate

Cleft lips and palates are among the most common birth defects. A cleft lip is an opening that splits the upper lip in half, while a cleft palate is a similar fissure in the roof of the mouth. In some cases, the two birth defects occur simultaneously. Babies born with a cleft lip or a […]

Wisdom Teeth: What are dry sockets?

When discussing the potential complications of wisdom teeth extraction, an oral surgeon will often include dry sockets in the list. A dry socket is a painful condition that can develop following a tooth extraction. Although dry sockets can occur with any permanent tooth extraction, they are most commonly associated with the wisdom teeth. During the […]

Will dental implants affect the adjacent natural teeth?

Dental implants are becoming increasingly popular for tooth replacement. The technology is far superior to other alternatives, like fixed permanent bridges. One of the major benefits of dental implants is their fit with the natural teeth that remain in the mouth. Dental implants are free-standing, requiring no support from neighboring teeth. This differs from the […]