Why Does the Gum on Your Wisdom Tooth Hurt?

If your wisdom teeth erupted without giving you any grief, then you may have breathed a sigh of relief. It's common to have problems when these final teeth come through. However, sometimes wisdom teeth come through normally only to develop problems later. For example, you may have noticed that the gum around one of your wisdom teeth is swollen and sore. Why is the gum suddenly painful and what can you do about it? [Read More]

When It's Necessary to Visit the Dentist Between Your Routine Checkups

Usually, it is recommended to visit your dentist at least annually, depending on your overall oral health, age, and other such factors. While these regular visits can ensure that you get a proper exam and that dental problems are addressed before they become serious, nothing can guarantee that you won't experience oral health issues between those routine appointments. Note when to visit the dentist in between your regular checkups, so you don't assume certain dental issues are minor when they may actually be quite serious. [Read More]

A Guide to Dental Implants and Crown Lengthening

Dental implants are used to replace areas where teeth have been lost. Implants are placed into the jaw and are made from metal. After a while, the bone surrounds the implant and secures it into place. A crown is placed over the implant so that the space that the missing tooth left is occupied. The crown is custom made to fit the appearance and size of your other teeth. Crown lengthening is a method of reducing excess gum and improving gum health. [Read More]

Shedding light on Endosteal (Endosseous) Implants

Dental implants are used to replace damaged or lost teeth. They reinforce and support your other teeth, making it easier to speak, eat and maintain your oral health. Modern medicine has made it much safer to get dental implants. Side effects such as nerve damage and infection have almost completely become a thing of the past. New 3-dimensional x-rays allow dentist to easily find the right position to install an implant. [Read More]