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Did Your Dental Implant Fall Out?

How long do dental implants last Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime. They're not supposed to fall out, and when placed by an experienced oral surgeon, there's very little chance of that happening. However, we occasionally get calls from patients requesting help for an implanted tooth that has fallen out. Why does this happen? An Issue with the Implant Abutment Dental implants are constructed with three compo

A Basic Guide to Bone Grafting for Oral Surgery

What is bone grafting for oral surgery If your oral surgeon has recommended bone grafting, you may find the idea to be a bit disconcerting. This is completely understandable, but we'd like to put your mind at ease. Bone grafting is a routine, in-office procedure that takes very little time — and oral surgery anesthesia ensures you a comfortable, pain-free experience. Recovery is typically smooth and easy, and if you follow your or

Recovering from Oral Surgery? Reasons to Call Your Oral Surgeon

Richmond oral surgeons If you have a highly skilled and experienced oral surgeon, you likely won’t have any issues when you’re recovering from oral surgery. Complications are rare, even for patients who undergo complex procedures. However, surgical treatment is never risk-free. Problems can occur during the healing process, so you’ll need to watch for warning signs. If you experience any of the following, conta

A Basic Guide to Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom tooth extraction Richmond Impacted wisdom teeth are a problem for many people — roughly 90% of the population, according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. And unfortunately, little can be done to prevent it. Wisdom teeth typically become impacted when there isn’t enough space in the mouth for them to develop and emerge properly. The good news is, you don’t really need your third molar

What You Need to Know About Sleep Apnea & Oral Surgery

Do I have sleep apnea Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a dangerous condition, and while oral surgery isn’t the initial treatment approach, it can be a highly effective solution. What is sleep apnea? How do you know if you have the disorder? For answers to those questions and information on when surgical intervention may be necessary, take a look at the following informational guide. Warning Signs of Sleep Apn