If you’ve never heard of PRP(Platelet Rich Plasma) or PRF(Platelet Rich Fibrin), you are not alone. Many don’t know what these treatments are or the benefits they provide. But both are essential in helping jump-start your road to better recovery after oral surgery. These treatments may sound new or like non-traditional or alternative medicine…. Read more »
Category: Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery
What is a Traumatic Bone Cyst?
Did you know you can develop a cyst within your jaw bone? This is one area of the body a lot of people don’t consider a place they should be concerned about when checking for cysts or tumors. That’s why dental checkups are important; so issues like a traumatic bone cyst can be spotted and… Read more »
Should I See an Oral Surgeon?
When you go to your family physician, they’re there to help you take care of most of your basic health needs, prescribe medications, and guide you toward specific care services or surgeries that arise. But as a general care provider, they don’t specialize in cardiovascular needs, endocrinology disorders, or even perform major reconstructive surgeries there… Read more »
Wisdom Tooth Extraction During Summer Vacation
Wisdom tooth removal isn’t a rite of passage into adulthood, but there are some stages of life when it’s better than others to go ahead and have them removed. Like during the summer months, when your teen or young adult is between classes or about to head off to college. More Time for… Read more »
The Full Mouth Rehabilitation Experience
Do you have multiple missing teeth? Perhaps you’re currently suffering from extensive periodontal disease, broken teeth, or already wear dentures and you’re just hoping for a complete “overhaul” of your smile. With Full Mouth Rehabilitation (aka Full Mouth Restoration or “FMR”) you can reconstruct your overall bite so that it is both functional as well as… Read more »
I Need an Oral Biopsy: What Should I Do?
An oral biopsy answers a lot of questions about the unknown. “What is a biopsy?” “Should I be concerned?” “Is it something cancerous?” “What’s in that cyst?” “Will the biopsy hurt?” Early diagnosis of suspicious lesions is one of the best ways to effectively treat oral disease. The sooner concerning tissues can be pinpointed,… Read more »
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 »