What You Need To Know Before Getting Dental Implants

Dental implants are a great way to restore your ability to eat, speak and smile with confidence. An implant involves surgically fusing an artificial tooth into the jawbone. When considering a dental implant, you need to choose a skilled oral surgeon to perform the procedure. It may make...
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Dental Implants Through the Ages

Dental implants are becoming an increasingly efficient way to replace lost or damaged teeth. While modern technology is allowing patients to have replacements that look, feel and function like the real thing, this method of oral surgery dates back much further than some would expect. In 2014, at a...
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Signs to Get Your Wisdom Teeth Extracted

Five Signs it is Time to Say Goodbye to Your Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth extraction has become a common procedure in modern dentistry. In the past, we have touched on when you should get your wisdom teeth removed, but we have decided to break down the reasons for removal with a bit more detail. On average, 10 million wisdom teeth are...
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Difference between an oral surgeon and DDS

Oral Surgery & Facial Trauma

Oral surgery is a means of taking care of your maxillofacial (face, mouth and jaw) region in a functional and/or aesthetic way. Having oral surgery is more involved than a teeth cleaning, dental sealant application, or...
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Missing Teeth Can Make Eating Difficult

Imagine the smell of a hot, fresh, recently delivered pizza. Imagine following your nose to a pizza just for you sitting on the counter and waiting to be devoured. Extra cheese, pepperoni and a side of barbecue chicken wings are ready to be your dinner. If an unhealthy option is...
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Dental Implants Raleigh

Caring For Your Dental Implants

If you’ve decided after consulting with an oral surgeon, that dental implants are the best option for you, here’s what you need to know about the implants. They’re convenient, natural, and long-lasting solution to...
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Wisdom Teeth Dry Socket

Wisdom Teeth And Dry Socket

Dry socket, or alveolar osteitis, happens in only 2-5% of people after a tooth extraction but is more common with wisdom teeth extraction. Dry socket can be uncomfortable or even painful if untreated. image courtesy of...
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Dental Implants Raleigh

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Gösta Larsson received the first modern dental implant in 1965. At the time of his death in 2006, he had been using his implants for over 40 years! A modern dental implant is considered to be a titanium screw...
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Jaw Bone Grafting Raleigh, NC

Bone Grafting – Why Is It Necessary?

Bone grafting is an oral surgical procedure that is often performed to fix problems in the jawbone or joints. After trauma to the mouth, bone grafts can be used to grow new bone tissue in preparation...
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