Archive for 2013
Will Wisdom Teeth Someday Become Obsolete?
Most people are familiar with third molars, more commonly known as “wisdom teeth”. It is usually suggested that a young adult entering the “age of wisdom” have any existing wisdom teeth removed prior to developing any problems. Because most people’s mouth do not have room for these third sets of molars, the remaining wisdom teeth […]
What To Expect When Having a Tooth Extracted
One of the most common procedures done in our office is tooth extraction. The removal of teeth can be necessary for a number of reasons, including: Joint problems in your jaw Shifting teeth Too much damage to tooth to be repaired Baby teeth that don’t fall out 3rd molars (Wisdom Teeth) impacted (wedged between the […]
The Evolution of Dental Care: From Finger to Floss
Did you know that the toothbrush is one of the oldest tools that humans still use? In fact, in a survey conducted in 2003, Americans chose the toothbrush as the number one invention over the car, personal computer, cell phone, and microwave. This may come as a shock in a day and age obsessed with […]
FAQs Regarding General Anesthesia for Oral Surgery
Here in our office we perform a variety of treatments including dental implants, facial reconstruction and teeth removal. If you have recently been diagnosed with a condition that requires any of these types of treatment, you will likely be required to go under general anesthesia. For some people, impeding anesthesia can induce a bit of […]
Dentures – The End of An Era
You may have heard the term “edentulous”, a term that describes someone that has no teeth. Incredibly, more than 35 million Americans do not have any teeth. Despite advances in dentistry, this number is expected to grow in the next two decades along with an aging baby boomer generation. Tooth loss commonly results from decay […]
Could Diamonds be an Oral Surgeon’s Best Friend?
Dr. Krueger routinely replaces missing teeth with dental implants here in our office. Dental implants are artificial tooth “roots” made of titaniu m, used to anchor dental prostheses, including crowns, and implant supported bridges and dentures. One of the largest factors in successful dental implant placement is adequate, healthy bone density to anchor the post. […]
Lifesaving Facts About Oral Cancer
Cancer is a disease that shows no discrimination. What makes oral cancer so scary is that it is often not diagnosed until a late stage, In fact, only one-third of all oral cancers are diagnosed in an early stage. While typically thought to affect older people, it’s now more prevalent in younger age groups. These […]
Combating No Shows
You did it. You implemented a new marketing strategy and have three new patient appointments this month. Problem is, only one of them shows up for their appointment. Perhaps your new patients do show up, but you have a cancellation for a two-hour bridgework visit. Studies have shown that 1 in 10 patients miss dental […]
New Technology for Rebuilding Bone
The news may be shocking for some but bone regeneration for implant dentistry is a routine procedure in periodontal and oral surgery. With new technology, grafting materials are able to regenerate lost bone with predictable results. This ability is critical for patients who need to replace missing teeth but lack enough bone for anchoring implants.