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What Happens During a Dental Implant Consultation?

May 6, 2024

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Patient and dentist having a positive consultation

You’re excited about the possibility of dental implants, but want to make sure you cover all the major talking points during your consultation. “Any little detail could be important,” you might be thinking. There’s some truth to that. It’s reassuring to have a more concrete idea of what will happen!

Let’s take the fluffy concept of a consultation and break it down into a solid timeline. Once you know what to expect, it’ll be easier to prepare!

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Can Vitamin D Help with Dental Implant Treatment?

April 15, 2024

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Woman and girl enjoying a sunny beach

If you or a loved one are considering dental implant treatment, you might have a “nutrition nut” chirping in your ear about vitamin D. They’re onto something, because vitamin D has a positive effect on dental implant treatments. Shocked? Keep reading to find out the facts and how you can help your body with recovery.

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How Dental Implants Became What They Are Today

April 6, 2024

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3D render of a dental implant

Dental implants have become incredibly popular in recent years, owing to an incredible number of advancements in the field of dentistry. This treatment has quickly become one of the most durable and effective methods of replacing teeth, allowing patients of all stripes to get a smile that will last a lifetime.

However, they weren’t always this effective. If you’re interested in learning more about what this treatment used to look like, and how it’s changed over the years, here’s a brief history of this fascinating procedure.

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Is There an Age Limit for Wisdom Teeth Extractions?

March 1, 2024

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older person thinking about wisdom teeth removal

Many people choose to have their wisdom teeth taken out when they’re young adults, usually between 17 and 25 years old. By doing this, they can prevent several dental problems that can come up when these molars don’t come in properly. But if you’re in your 30s or even older, you might be thinking it’s too late for this procedure. The good news is that there’s no strict age limit for getting your wisdom teeth removed. Read on to learn about why it’s still possible to have them taken out if needed.

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Upgrading Your Grin: Switching from Dentures to Dental Implants

February 12, 2024

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Illustration showing 3 dental implants in a lower arch

Tooth loss can impact your daily quality of life because it’s harder to chew food or converse with family and friends without teeth. Dentures are the tried-and-true method for refurbishing your smile because they restore so much of your ability to eat and speak. That doesn’t mean they’re the right solution for everyone, though. If you’re having challenges keeping your dentures in place or remembering to remove them at night, you might do better with dental implants.

This is often considered the most reliable method for replacing lost teeth and provides many unique benefits. Making the switch can be quite an adjustment, though. If you’re considering this change, keep reading to learn more about what to expect!

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IV Sedation in Dentistry: Know Your Medications

January 12, 2024

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Patient under the effects of IV sedation

IV sedation, or intravenous sedation, is a common way dentists help patients with severe dental anxiety relax during dental procedures. This form of sedation involves administering medication directly into the bloodstream through an intravenous line. There are many types of medications used by doctors and dentists alike, but dentists use specific drugs for their purposes.

If you want to take a closer look at some of these medications and learn how they work, continue reading.

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Why Do Dentists Extract Teeth?

December 13, 2023

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Tooth

A dentist’s job is to preserve oral health and prevent tooth loss, but sometimes a tooth is simply beyond saving. Dentists consider tooth extraction to be a last resort, but sometimes it is the only way to prevent further oral injuries and infections. If your dentist is recommending that you have a tooth removed, you can be certain that they are putting your smile’s best interests first. Here are a few reasons why your oral health provider might perform a tooth extraction.

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What Are Some Common Misconceptions About Tooth Extractions?

November 10, 2023

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Dentist smiles

If your dentist has recommended a tooth extraction, they didn’t do so lightly. Dentists only recommend tooth extractions as a last resort in order to protect the other teeth and preserve the patient’s overall oral health. While it’s understandable that you might be apprehensive about having a tooth extracted, there are a few common misconceptions about the procedure that deserve to be cleared up. Here are a few tooth extraction falsehoods so you can have a better idea of what to expect.

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Are You a Candidate to Have General Anesthesia Administered During Your Oral Surgery?

October 19, 2023

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Two oral surgeons working on a patient’s mouth

Dental sedation methods such as nitrous oxide sedation and IV sedation simply put you in a relaxed state; they will not cause you to actually fall asleep. On the other hand, general anesthesia can be used to keep you unconscious during your treatment. Is this the right choice for you? Below is some crucial information about general anesthesia and how you can determine whether you’re a good candidate for it.

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Can Waiting Too Long Ruin Your Chances with Dental Implants?

September 13, 2023

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a mature man thinking

Has it been years since you’ve lost some or most of your pearly whites? If so, you might wonder if you’ve already missed the opportunity to replace them with dental implants. After all, tooth loss can come with a wide range of complications in your oral health and overall well-being. Even so, there might still be a chance that you can regain your full smile with dental implants. Read on to learn why!

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