What is a Gum Graft?

Have you heard from your oral surgeon that you need a gum graft? If so, you’re probably wondering: what is a gum graft? Fortunately, it’s one of those processes that sounds worse than it is. We’ll explain more about this below. What is a Gum Graft? A gum graft, also known as a gingival graft,…

What should I expect with a bone graft

What Should I Expect with a Bone Graft?

If you’re needing a dental implant and have a thinning jawbone, you may need a bone graft before the implant insertion. Your oral surgeon will determine this, because not everyone needs a graft. In fact, it’s only necessary in a small percentage of patients. However, if you’re in need of a graft, you may wonder:…

When Is a Bone Graft Your Best Option

When Is a Bone Graft Your Best Option?

If you’re experiencing bleeding and sore gums, you may have first-stage gum disease, also known as gingivitis. This can lead to periodontitis – a more serious form of gum disease. It invades the gum and tissue beneath the teeth and can even cause the bone and tissue to break down, causing tooth loss. In addition,…

wisdom teeth and braces

Wisdom Teeth and Braces: Keep or Remove?

It may go without saying that wisdom teeth and braces are potentially two of the most uncomfortable dental procedures you can have. And many people wonder how wisdom teeth interact with braces. There’s good reason for that. You’ll spend a lot of money, time, and not-so-fun moments dealing with your braces. The last thing you…

How to Avoid Dental Implant Rejection

How to Avoid Dental Implant Rejection

There are more dental implant pros than cons. However, we still teach our patients how to avoid dental implant rejection. Because, unfortunately dental implant failure does occasionally happen. And that’s not pleasant for anyone, least of all the patient. Even though the success rate is over 95 percent, we don’t want to take it for…

What if my dental implant breaks

What if My Dental Implant Breaks?

The sound or feeling of a cracked tooth is never a good thing! But what if it’s not a tooth? If you have a dental implant, you may find yourself wondering, “What if my dental implant breaks? What do I do?” Just like regular teeth, dental implants are made to be very strong. But, also like regular…