Blog Posts in 2017

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What Patients Should Know About PRP Treatment

The advances in dental technology in recent years have been exciting for oral surgeons and highly beneficial for patients. One of these medical innovations is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment, ...
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How Dental Implants Can Help Protect Your Healthy Teeth

Missing teeth can affect your health in many ways. They can lead to nutritional challenges and even bone loss in your jaw. Even if you fill in the gaps with tooth-supported bridges, the healthy teeth ...
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A Look at Aging and Your Oral Health

https://youtu.be/pvMIunWm_xY Your health changes in many ways as you grow older, and your oral health is no exception. Seniors are often susceptible to gum recession and tooth decay, for example, ...
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Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Residents of San Diego often choose dental implants to replace their missing teeth. Compared to dentures, tooth implants look, feel, and function just like any natural tooth. Consult an oral surgeon ...
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Ways to Prepare for Your Dental Implant Procedure

If you have missing teeth, dental implants can be life-changing. Unlike dentures, which may not fit securely and which require extensive special care, dental implants look, feel, and act like natural ...
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Look Your Best This Season with Help from BOTOX® Cosmetic

The upcoming holiday season means parties and pictures, which also means that you want to look your best. You may be surprised to learn that the same oral surgeon that does dental implants and wisdom ...
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How Much Do You Know About Wisdom Teeth?

https://youtu.be/mv0w_uoesks Wisdom teeth are the third molars that appear in the later teen years. Because they so often cause problems, many dentists recommend wisdom teeth removal by an oral ...
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Dental Implants: The Next Best Thing to Natural Teeth

If you have missing teeth, dental implants can be the ideal solution. Unlike other kinds of tooth restorations, dental implants act like your natural teeth, so you can wear them with confidence. If ...
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FAQs About Implant-Supported Dentures

Upper and lower dentures are held in place in different ways. Upper dentures have the benefit of forming a natural seal, created by suction, with the roof of the mouth. This isn’t available for ...
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Tips for Preventing Dental Emergencies

https://youtu.be/UxqCzQNWKhw Emergency dentists in San Diego are available for patients who suffer from unexpected problems like toothaches and oral abscesses. For individuals who experience more ...
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Get the Facts on Sinus Lift Surgery

Dental implants are a widely used method of replacing lost or extracted natural teeth with securely implanted, artificial prostheses. There is one main drawback, however: Patients must have sufficient ...
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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Many dental restorations have a limited lifespan. Dental bridges supported by the adjacent teeth may last about five to seven years. On average, dental crowns last five to 15 years. Dental implants ...
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Tips for Avoiding Problems with Your Dental Implants

Dental implants in San Diego are meant to improve your oral health and your appearance, but there are certain factors that can keep you from making the most of your new restorations. Using tobacco ...
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What Is a Dry Socket and How Can You Avoid One After a Tooth Extraction?

You hope that your experience with your oral surgeon is a positive one and that you don’t develop any negative side effects as a result of your treatment, and as long as you choose the right ...
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What to Expect After Botox

You’ve probably heard about Botox before, but you might not have realized how simple this treatment can be. Your oral surgeon in San Diego can use Botox to improve your appearance by reducing ...
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See How Wisdom Teeth Are Removed

The last set of teeth that will grow in are your wisdom teeth, and while most people have theirs removed, some people keep them throughout their lives. Not everyone goes through the same wisdom tooth ...
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Recovering from Your Dental Implant Procedure

After having a dental implant procedure in San Diego, your surgeon will give you detailed aftercare instructions to follow. Don’t be alarmed if you see some bleeding or pinkish saliva for the ...
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Adults Need to Know About Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth typically erupt between the ages of 17 and 25, and oral surgeons in San Diego often recommend removing them at this time. Otherwise, these back molars may not have enough room to erupt ...
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What Can You Do to Reduce Your Risk of Facial Trauma in Sports?

Facial trauma can affect athletes of any age. The risk of severe injuries in certain sports is well known, including contact sports like football and boxing. But even less aggressive sports can lead ...
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The Link Between Gingivitis and Bleeding Gums

Sometimes, brushing and flossing can cause the gums to bleed. This shouldn’t be ignored, as it can indicate the presence of gingivitis. As you’ll learn when you watch this video, ...
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Dealing with Injuries to Dental Structures

Facial injuries can cause considerable damage to the oral structures, including facial bone fractures, knocked out teeth, jaw fractures, and lacerations of the mouth. Car accidents and sports ...
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Examining the Role of PRP in Your Oral Health Care

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is an exciting medical development currently in use in multiple fields—from orthopedist clinics to oral surgery offices in San Diego. PRP essentially magnifies ...
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FAQs About Dental Bone Grafting

Dental implants replace missing teeth by fusing to the jawbone and anchoring the white, porcelain crowns that look like natural teeth. But what happens when there isn’t enough bone mass to ...
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A Closer Look at Titanium Implants

Oral surgeons have a few types of dental implants they might use, but the titanium implant is the most common choice. This is because they are associated with optimal preservation of bone density, and ...
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How Can Impacted Teeth Cause Malocclusion?

Wisdom teeth tend to erupt during adolescence or early adulthood. But quite often, they erupt improperly or they get stuck under the gum tissue. This is known as tooth impaction, and it can have ...
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