Each year, 10 million wisdom teeth are extracted from 5 million people in the United States, according to research from the National Institutes of Health. Are you set to be one of these 5 million in 2020? If so, you should know that the days following wisdom teeth extractions are a critical period for the healing process. If you do not take certain precautions, you may end up with an uncomfortable case of dry socket. Want to know how to prevent dry socket? Follow the 5 tips below after oral surgery to prevent painful complications.(more…)
Muskingum Valley Oral Surgery Blog
February 23, 2020
January 31, 2020
When drinking your morning cup of coffee or biting into an ice cream cone, do you feel a twinge of pain? Although you might expect it to occur with a problematic tooth, you never thought you would experience sensitivity with your dental implant. How is it possible since it isn’t a real tooth? Believe it or not, it can happen. While it may not seem alarming at first, it can be a sign of a large problem that could lead to implant failure. Your dentist will find the cause of your dental implant tooth sensitivity in Cambridge to stop your pain and save your smile.
December 23, 2019
Nothing is more devastating than losing your teeth, but thankfully you can enjoy a close replica to what nature gave you with dental implants. You’ll make a long-term investment in your smile using a solution that’s proven to last for decades. After you’ve healed from the procedure, your new smile will closely look and feel natural. You shouldn’t experience any discomfort. Although it is rare, it can occur, but what can cause dental implant pain in Marietta? Here are 5 potential reasons for your discomfort.
December 1, 2019
Dental implants are the most reliable tooth replacement treatment because they can last for decades. In fact, they have over a 95% success rate. Their long-term viability relies on a titanium implant fusing to your jawbone. Through a process called osseointegration, the post will integrate with your bone, allowing it to last for a lifetime with the right aftercare. Although it is rare, dental implants can fail. Most often, it’s the result on an infection. Preventing dental implant infections in Cambridge is easy using 5 simple tips.
November 19, 2019
What are the odds you’ll need additional surgery before you can have dental implants placed? One study in Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery found that more than half of patients need bone grafts before implants are installed. Is this procedure necessary in your case, or will you be able to enjoy dental implants right away? Read on to learn why your oral surgeon might recommend bone grafting as a necessary first step.(more…)
October 24, 2019
If you still have dental benefits left – and since only 2.8% of people with dental insurance meet or exceed their annual maximum, chances are you do – you are running out of time to use them before they reset at the end of 2019. Once the new year arrives, you lose any remaining benefits, and with them potentially hundreds of dollars in savings. Learn why it’s important to take advantage of your dental insurance and how you can put it to good use.(more…)
October 18, 2019
Tooth loss affects millions of people every year, especially older Americans. In fact, 36 million people are estimated to be missing all of their teeth. While many of these people may learn about dental implants and consider them for long-term tooth replacement, they may feel apprehensive to begin treatment once they learn that dental implants require sufficient bone density before they can be placed successfully. For this reason, bone density and dental implant success may be connected, but not in the way most people think. To learn how dental implants affect the overall volume of bone tissue and how to be eligible for treatment, keep reading!(more…)
September 8, 2019
The chances of your dental implants become loose are extremely rare. By surgically placing them into the jawbone, it ensures greater stability and acts as a solid foundation for your custom restoration that will live on top of your implant. The point of the implant is to act as a regular tooth, so if it becomes loose, there is a reason why. Read on to learn how this can happen and what you should do if you find yourself in this type of situation.(more…)
August 19, 2019
You’ve made the choice to permanently replace your missing teeth with dental implants, which was an excellent investment in your quality of life and your oral health. Unfortunately, you’ve recently developed dental implant pain. Although it’s tempting to wait to see if it goes away, this is never a good idea. Some discomfort is normal after your posts have been placed into your jawbone, but it should not linger. If it doesn’t go away or it suddenly occurs after you’ve already healed, it’s best to contact your dentist right away to get to the root cause of the problem.
July 25, 2019
Do you have the Buckeye Health Plan? For those who don’t know, Buckeye Health Plan is a leading multi-line health plan that offers managed healthcare for Ohioans on Medicare, Medicaid, MyCare, and the Health Insurance Exchange. If this sounds like a great option, that’s because it is. However, many oral surgeons don’t accept this type of plan. Thankfully, Dr. Jeff Lee is happy to accept Buckeye Health Plan at Muskingum Valley Oral Surgery to give you the quality healthcare that you deserve. Read on to learn more about the benefits of seeing the only oral surgeon that accepts this plan in the area.(more…)