Archive for August, 2014

Tooth Extraction: What happens if I decide not to replace a missing tooth?

Following a tooth extraction, patients face the sometimes difficult decision of how to replace the missing tooth and whether to do so at all. The case for replacing a natural tooth after tooth extraction is a strong one. Patients can suffer a number of negative consequences if they decide against tooth replacement. A missing tooth […]

Sedation Dentistry: Will I be monitored closely?

Sedation dentistry appeals to many who are facing oral surgery because it offers maximum comfort for anxious patients. Patients who are particularly fearful of oral surgery procedures will also benefit from sedation dentistry, which will allow them to achieve a state of deep relaxation throughout the appointment. Sedation also has an amnestic effect, reducing the […]

Which teeth can be replaced by dental implants?

An increasing number of patients are considering dental implants to replace teeth lost to disease or injury, but some may have concerns that a dental implant may not be a good fit for the specific tooth that needs to be replaced. In fact, an implant dentist can use a dental implant to replace any missing […]