Archive for July, 2014

Will Jaw or Mouth Surgery Correct My Open Bite?

A malocclusion, or misaligned bite, presents many oral health problems for patients. In some cases, patients can enjoy a healthier bite with restorative dentistry such as dental crowns or orthodontic treatment; however, if the cause of the malocclusion is related to the way the jawbones fit together, some patients may need mouth surgery. Our oral […]

A Healthy Mouth is a Gateway to a Healthy Body

Did you know that the health of your mouth is connected to the health of your entire body? More and more research has indicated that oral health conditions coincide with other systemic conditions. For example, patients with gum disease are more likely to develop cardiovascular illness. Additionally, inadequate oral hygiene, genetic predispositions, and lack of […]

I have a bad gag reflex – can oral sedation help?

Oral sedation has many applications in oral surgery procedures. In fact, dental professionals have used various sedation methods for centuries. This is because sedation promotes patient comfort by relieving panic and worry. Oral sedation may be used for patients with dental phobias, those with strong gag reflexes, or those in need lengthy procedures where stillness […]