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Muskingum Valley Oral Surgery Blog

3 Lifestyle Changes That Can Help You Protect Your Dental Implants

June 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlee @ 9:16 pm
Close-up of a man in blue jacket outside smiling

It can take several months to complete the dental implant process, which makes it all the more rewarding when your new smile is finally complete. However, there’s still a possibility that your dental implants might fail if they aren’t properly maintained. If you want your implant posts to last as long as possible, then you may want to think about making the following 3 changes to your lifestyle.

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3 Summer Foods You Can Eat with Dental Implants

May 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlee @ 12:55 am
person eating corn on the cob

As summer arrives, numerous individuals bask in the sun’s warmth, indulging in outdoor barbecues, pool gatherings, and beach days. Whether you’re embarking on a nearby adventure, venturing far and wide, or simply enjoying a serene season at home, delightful summer foods are an essential part of the experience. However, for those with missing teeth, savoring certain foods can pose a challenge. Fortunately, dental implants provide a solution. Keep reading to learn about three summer foods you can eat with dental implants.

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What Does Dental Sedation Feel Like?

April 6, 2023

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close-up of an iv sedative

If you’re getting surgery soon, you’ve probably studied everything you can about the procedure itself. But there’s an important feature of oral surgery you may not know as much about—sedation.

Sedation is great for anyone who is a little ill at ease in the dentist’s office and is particularly well-suited to longer oral surgeries. If you’re interested in sedation, however, you may wonder how it might feel. If you’re curious, here’s some information that may be useful to you.

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Possible Procedures You Might Need Before Getting Dental Implants

March 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlee @ 5:50 pm
a patient attending their dental implant consultation

If you’re familiar with dental implants, then you’ve probably heard that they’re considered the best possible option when it comes to replacing missing teeth; after all, they replace lost pearly whites in terms of look and functionality and can easily last for several decades! But sometimes, a patient cannot immediately receive dental implants without first undergoing a preparatory procedure. Keep reading to learn more about a few of these different procedures and how they ultimately set implants up for lasting success!

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Is the Media Fueling Dental Fears?

February 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlee @ 7:29 pm

Man throwing hands up in fearRegular dental care is just as important as brushing and flossing; however, even a routine cleaning and checkup isn’t easy for everyone. If your heart races or your palms sweat at just the thought of seeing a dentist, you’re not alone. About 36% of Americans have some degree of dental-related anxiety. A painful procedure in the past is enough to make anyone dread the dentist, but a bad experience isn’t the only cause of dental fears. Believe it or not, the media is a leading contributor. Here’s how what you see on TV and online can influence your experience in the dentist’s chair. 

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Do I Need an Extraction on a Tooth that Doesn’t Hurt?

January 27, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlee @ 5:02 pm
a tooth being held in a set of dental pliers

The reason why talking to our dentists is so important is that it’s not always possible to take care of our oral health on our own. While good dental hygiene and being aware of how your teeth feel are important, it’s equally important to have a professional catch certain problems before they get worse.

If your dentist tells you that you might need a tooth extracted, you might be surprised. After all, it’s possible that you could need an extraction on a tooth that doesn’t even hurt! Here’s why that might be the case, and why you should still go through with the procedure.

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4 Tips for Enjoying the Holidays While Recovering from Oral Surgery

December 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlee @ 8:45 pm
family and friends enjoying the holidays

Many people choose to take advantage of their time off work during the holidays to get dental surgery, like getting a tooth extracted. Although it can be wise to use your free time to care for your oral health, you may be wondering how this will affect your festivities while you recover. Fortunately, you can enjoy the holidays and allow your mouth to fully heal! Here are four tips on how to make it possible.

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Is It Safe to Receive Dental Implants During Pregnancy?

November 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlee @ 6:12 pm
a closeup of a pregnant patient holding her belly

Pregnancy is an exciting time in your life; however, it also means that you’ve got an extra passenger onboard that you need to take into consideration at all times! But one thing that you should always keep in mind is your oral health, given how connected it is to the rest of your body. This means that issues such as missing teeth still need to be addressed—but are restorative solutions like dental implants safe during pregnancy? Here’s what you need to know.

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Can I Drink Coffee After Undergoing a Tooth Extraction?

October 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlee @ 9:33 pm
A woman smiling while drinking a cup of coffee

Are you a regular coffee fiend? Are you unable to start your day without a large cup (or pot) of Joe? If so, you aren’t alone; coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages on the planet, after all! But are you still able to enjoy your favorite drink if you’re scheduled for an upcoming tooth extraction? Here’s why your dentist thinks you should hold off on doing so for a bit, along with some better alternatives and tips for promoting a smooth recovery.

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Tips for Conquering Your Fear of Tooth Extractions

October 2, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drlee @ 8:50 pm
Woman smiling after her tooth extraction in Cambridge

If your dentist has recently informed you that you’re going to need a tooth extracted, you might have a million different questions racing through your mind! This can understandably lead to some anxiety and fear concerning the upcoming procedure; however, you have absolutely nothing to worry about, as your dentist has your smile’s best interest in mind! Here are some helpful tips for overcoming your fear of tooth extractions so that you can feel totally comfortable about the process.

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