Archive for May, 2018

How does tooth loss lead to bone resorption?

Jawbone resorption can be a consequence of tooth loss if the absent tooth’s root is not replaced. This occurs because that root structure holds the bone tissue in place. When the tooth’s root is no longer available for this function, the bone tissue slowly erodes. As the jawbone atrophy progresses, it may affect the attachment […]

Is oral sedation effective at calming dental fears?

Many patients are fearful about dental procedures, and such anxiety can be amplified at the prospect of oral surgery. Fortunately, oral sedation can be an effective solution for calming your dental fears and helping you get the treatment that you need. Oral sedation involves taking an anti-anxiety medication prior to your surgery. This medication will […]

Single Tooth Replacement: What is the best option?

Patients who are in need of a single tooth replacement should carefully weigh all of their options, because each prosthetic appliance has implications for your long-term oral health and well-being. You need to get as much information as you can about dental implants and fixed dental bridges in order to make your final decision. Keep […]