Category: Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery

Impacted Canines: Causes and Treatment

Canines, cuspids, and “eye teeth.” Each of these names refer to those four more pointed teeth that are located in the corners of our smile (just past our front incisors). Their shape makes them ideal for cutting and tearing into firmer food textures, such as meat.   In a typical scenario, permanent adult canines erupt… Read more »

Do I Need a Referral to See an Oral Surgeon?

If you’re thinking about getting an opinion on a specialized procedure — such as dental implants or wisdom tooth removal — you may be wondering which type of dental provider you need to see. Perhaps you already have a general dentist or maybe you haven’t been to a dental office in years. But you do… Read more »

What to Expect During an Oral Surgery Consultation

Planning to visit an oral surgeon for the first time? Your initial visit will be an oral surgery consultation to discuss your needs, concerns, and our Midlothian specialist’s recommendations.     Will I Need X-rays or a CT Scan?   Oral surgery involves careful articulation of procedures performed just adjacent to a complex network of… Read more »

When Oral Surgery Is the Answer to Your Oral Health Needs

Some dental health concerns are common and can impact nearly anyone, such as tooth decay and gum disease. In many cases, such concerns can be easily addressed with the right level of general or restorative dental care. However, some patients may experience issues with their oral tissues and/or structures that can’t be addressed by general… Read more »