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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month Have you ever had a professional oral cancer screening? An estimated 53,000 people will get a diagnosis of oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer this year. This translates to more than 145 new cases every single day! As if that weren’t scary enough, over 20 percent of these individuals will die as a result of the disease. The good news is, when oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer is diagno

Will You Need Bone Grafting After Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Bone grafting and wisdom tooth removal After wisdom teeth removal, bone grafting is uncommon, but not out of the question. For certain patients, grafting is advisable. Fortunately, having a bone graft after wisdom teeth removal is a simple, painless procedure performed in your oral surgeon’s office. Bone Grafting and Wisdom Teeth Oral surgeons commonly recommend bone grafting after tooth extraction. The procedure helps

Questions to Ask Potential Dental Implant Surgeons

How to choose a dental implant surgeon Your choice of dental implant surgeons can make a world of difference in the quality of your care. Fortunately, this decision is entirely in your hands. Friends, family or your regular dentist may recommend a particular implant specialist, but it’s up to you to make sure the surgeon you select is up to the task. Otherwise, you could be putting your smile and your oral health at risk. When

Signs Your Teen Needs Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth removal for teens Most teens end up needing wisdom teeth removal. Sometimes, the third molars erupt without a hitch — and if that’s the case for your teen, extraction may not be necessary. That said, wisdom tooth problems are quite common, and most people eventually need them removed. Experienced oral surgeons advise parents to watch for key warning signs that indicate the need for wisdom teeth removal. If

Can Dental Implants Work for Denture Wearers?

Implant-supported dentures compared to traditional dentures Dental implants are a great option for denture wearers. If you’re not happy with your artificial teeth, implant-supported dentures may be the ideal solution. When an oral surgeon stabilizes your partial or complete dentures with implants, your problems with the fit and function of your replacement teeth will come to an end. With implant-supported dentures, you’ll have a beautiful, secure s