Month: June 2018

Just What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are most properly called third molars. If they emerge (and not everyone’s do) they usually appear in the young adult years — between about ages 17 and 24. There are many people who think of wisdom teeth as “Those things that cause problems and need wisdom tooth extraction in Santa Rosa, CA.” For… Read more »

Should I Consider Trefoil Full-Arch Implant Dentures?

Your oral surgeon is an expert source of advice when it comes to restoring a comfortable, natural smile. From consultations on wisdom teeth extraction, to replacing a full ridge of teeth, a trusted oral surgeon in Santa Rosa, CA is an excellent source of information. One of the most distressing situations for many patients occurs… Read more »

Dental Implant Bridges: FAQ

If you are missing one or more adjacent teeth, you may have heard of a dental bridge. A bridge holds one or more replacement teeth, and resides between remaining teeth, filling the space in your smile. The replacement teeth (called pontics) are carefully crafted to match your natural teeth. Chances are you know someone with… Read more »

Happy News After Extractions

When you discover you need a dental extraction, it can leave you feeling a bit emotionally numb (or raw!). We’re not talking about tooth removal for orthodontics or for wisdom teeth. We mean when you have teeth removed because they are damaged or diseased but you end up left with smile openings! What to do… Read more »

What Dental Implants Don’t Need

Your dental implants don’t need a lot of things when you compare them to other types of replacements for your missing teeth. They are much more “independent,” so to speak, which can leave you feeling extremely relieved regarding addressing your tooth loss because it means an easier experience in many cases than selecting traditional prosthetics…. Read more »

Dental Sedation: Things We Consider For Each Patient

You might have always thought that there’s just one type of dental sedation for you if you require additional numbing or relaxation for your oral surgery procedure or visit. What you will discover (or have likely already realized) is that you have multiple options. There’s nitrous oxide, IV sedation, and oral sedation. While there’s certainly… Read more »

Dental Implant Questions: Different Types Of Options

When you talk about dental implant options for your smile, this can mean a lot of different things. You probably want to know as much as you can when you’re heading down the exciting pathway that will ensure the end result includes your full smile! However, you might have some trouble identifying the categories to… Read more »

Remember: One Tooth Affects So Much!

We know that when you’re dealing with a problem like a missing tooth, you may have a moment during which you’re stuck in a bit of a tug-of-war. On one hand, one missing tooth seems like a very big deal. After all, it’s a big percentage of your entire smile and now your grin looks… Read more »

Wisdom Teeth Time: Bring In Those Teens!

Are your teenagers officially on summer break just yet? Perhaps you’re at the very end of the end-of-the-school-year-countdown. In any case, if you’re thinking it’s too late to call us to discuss wisdom teeth removal for your children, think again! There’s still time to get your visit on the books, so you can get this… Read more »

Dental Implants: Why Worry About Replacing My Roots?

You keep hearing that dental implants are exceptional! Not only do they replace the part of your tooth that you can see but they also replace your roots! They’re the only option for replacing the whole tooth. You can tell from the enthusiasm associated with this detail that it’s important, of course, but as for… Read more »