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Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Signs and Symptoms to Look Out For

Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, typically emerge during late adolescence or early adulthood. For many, this dental milestone is uneventful. However, for others, it can be a painful experience due to the teeth becoming impacted. This means that there isn’t enough space for the teeth to emerge or grow normally. Being aware of … Read more

Facial Improvement Oral Surgery: How Oral Surgery Can Improve Your Appearance

Facial Improvement Oral Surgery

While oral surgery might immediately conjure up images of wisdom tooth removal or dental implants, there’s a world beyond these common procedures that directly aligns with aesthetics and beauty. At the intersection of medical expertise and aesthetic pursuit, there’s Facial Improvement Oral Surgery. This domain, a specialty at St. Louis South Oral Surgery, offers a … Read more

Why Use Sedation Dental Procedures

Sedation dental procedures, also known as conscious sedation, are a type of dental treatment involving medication to help patients relax and feel more comfortable during a dental procedure. There are several reasons why a person might choose to undergo a sedation dental procedure, including: Dental anxiety or phobia: Many people experience a strong fear or … Read more

Alternatives to Dentures

There are several alternatives to dentures, which are removable false teeth used to replace missing teeth. These alternatives include: Dental Implants: Dental implants are titanium screws that are surgically placed into the jawbone to replace the root of a missing tooth. A crown (artificial tooth) is then attached to the implant, permanently replacing the missing … Read more

How Are Wisdom Teeth Removed?

As humans reach puberty, they develop the last four molars at the back of their mouths. These molars are commonly referred to as wisdom teeth. Unfortunately, there’s enough space at the back of your mouth to accommodate and allow free and full development of the four extra molars. So, they’ll likely emerge at wrong angles … Read more

How Long Will My Dental Implants Last?

Unlike in the past when the only viable tooth replacement option was dentures, now you can replace your missing teeth permanently with dental implants. These implants are small posts made from titanium and are drilled into your jawbone to serve as the roots of your teeth. Since titanium integrates with the bone, you won’t have … Read more

What Makes a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

In the past, the only tooth replacement method available was removable dentures, which didn’t offer the needed permanency. Today, dental implants have made it possible for people to replace their missing teeth permanently so that they can go about their daily chores without the hassle of removing their artificial teeth to clean them. However, not … Read more

Three Things to Avoid After Getting Dental Implants

Losing a tooth won’t just leave you with a gap in your teeth that ruins your beautiful smile, it will also expose you to serious oral problems, such as a receding jawbone, loose teeth, gum infection, and others. That’s why you should replace your missing tooth immediately. Thankfully, you can now replace your missing tooth … Read more