Archive for April, 2012

Bruxism and TMJ Disorder: What is the difference?

Bruxism and other TMJ disorders are common dental conditions experienced by millions of patients each year. Some patients experience these conditions periodic ally in response to stress or fatigue. For others, the conditions are chronic and ongoing, to the point of pain or damage to the teeth, bones, and joints. An oral surgeon is a […]

What to Expect After Tooth Extraction

Preparing to have a tooth extracted can provoke feelings of nervousness and uncertainty. If you don’t know what to expect, or worse, you have heard frightening stories from friends, your level of anxiety can reach tremendous heights. Modern dentistry provides your oral surgeon with the tools and expertise to extract teeth smoothly and virtually painlessly. […]

Sedation Dentistry: Will I be “unconscious”?

“For my oral surgery procedure, just knock me out and wake me when it’s over.” This is a common sentiment among patients who are preparing for most dental procedures, especially oral surgery. The feeling is understandable since nervousness and apprehension can make a dental experience extremely stressful. Choosing to be ‘knocked out’ or sedated often […]