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Tips for a Less Stressful Tooth Extraction

Your dentist’s goal is to help you preserve your oral health and save damaged teeth whenever possible. However, at times, it may be necessary to extract a severely damaged or decayed tooth or remove a tooth to prevent overcrowding. When the dentist recommends tooth extraction, you may feel unsure, nervous, or even scared. However, removing […]

Written by prositesdentalJan 25 • 3 minute read

What to Expect If You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Wisdom teeth are your third set of molars that usually erupt between the ages of 17 -25. Your dentist may recommend surgery to remove them for a number of reasons, including impaction, overcrowding, misalignment, pain, or infection. If your dentist says it’s time to have your wisdom teeth removed, knowing what to expect before, during, […]

Written by prositesdentalJan 18 • 3 minute read

How to Avoid Dry Socket After a Tooth Extraction

If you’re having a tooth extracted, you’ll want to take steps to avoid experiencing dry socket afterward. Dry socket is a very painful condition that can occur in the days following a dental extraction. While it’s treatable, it’s much easier to prevent the problem in the first place.  After a tooth extraction, a blood clot usually […]

Written by prositesdentalNov 23 • 2 minute read

What Is a Sinus Lift, and When Do You Need One?

Dental implants are an effective treatment option for individuals with one or more missing teeth. However, in order to be successful, implants need to have a strong base for support in the jawbone. If you have a thin or brittle jawbone, then your dentist may recommend a sinus lift before the implants can be placed. […]

Written by prositesdentalNov 9 • 2 minute read

Recognizing the Symptoms of TMD

The TMJ or the temporomandibular joint is a sliding-hinge-like joint that connects the jawbone to your skull. If you frequently suffer from severe jaw pain, have noticed ringing in your ears, or experience unusual headaches, you could be exhibiting symptoms of TMJ disorders. Temporomandibular disorders or TMDs affect the nerves, muscles, and joints around the […]

Written by prositesdentalSep 21 • 2 minute read

Osseointegration and Dental Implant Treatment

A dental implant is an artificial titanium fixture surgically placed in your jaw to act as a replacement tooth root. While you heal, your implant fuses with the surrounding bone, becoming a permanent and stable part of your jaw. Osseointegration is a vital step in dental implant treatment, as it firmly anchors the plant post […]

Written by prositesdentalJun 15 • 3 minute read

How to Prepare for Oral Surgery

Oral surgery may seem like a scary proposition, especially if you have never undergone a similar procedure. However, most oral surgeries are completed within a few hours and in an outpatient setting. This means that patients can return home to begin recovering within a few hours after surgery. A little preparation is necessary before surgical […]

Written by prositesdentalApr 13 • 2 minute read

What Can I Eat After Having a Tooth Extracted?

“Will I be able to eat after the procedure?” This is one of the most common questions patients have about tooth extractions. Like many restorative dental treatments, extractions may leave you with some oral discomfort and will require a brief recovery period before you can return to your normal routine. However, there are many foods […]

Written by prositesdentalFeb 16 • 2 minute read

After Oral Surgery: 4 Tips for a Comfortable Recovery

As with any surgical procedure, aftercare is crucial to promote healing and prevent complications following oral surgery. Whether you’ve had a tooth extraction or you’re getting a bone graft to prepare for dental implants, it’s essential to take proper measures to ensure a successful recovery. Below are a few tips to help you experience a […]

Written by prositesdentalNov 17 • 2 minute read

The Top 6 Questions to Ask Your Oral Surgeon

If you’re considering oral surgery, you want to know exactly what will happen before, during, and after your procedure. Even though your oral surgeon will provide details about the procedure before your surgery, having a list of questions to ask ahead of time can be helpful. Thoroughly discussing your treatment plan with your oral surgeon […]

Written by prositesdentalOct 6 • 2 minute read

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