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3 Major Warning Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

May 13, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 2:57 pm
Woman with wisdom tooth pain, applying ice to her jaw

Your wisdom teeth are the third set of molars at the back of your mouth. For many people, these teeth need to be extracted when they are in late adolescence or their early 20s. Have you ever wondered why that is the case? Very often, it is because the wisdom teeth become impacted. What are impacted wisdom teeth, and what are some warning signs that might indicate you have this problem? This blog post explains.


Does Everyone Have Wisdom Teeth?

March 20, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 4:17 pm
Dental team member examining patient’s X-ray

Wisdom tooth extractions are commonly necessary for individuals in their late teens or early 20s. In fact, the procedure might even be considered a sort of rite of passage. However, not everyone undergoes this procedure. Some individuals can keep their wisdom teeth without any severe consequences. Others, though, do not even have wisdom teeth! Why do some people never develop their third molars, and how can you tell if you have them? This blog post provides some important information.


What Factors Affect the Cost of Dental Implants?

February 19, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 5:38 pm
Two dental implants and crowns against white background

Many dentists, oral surgeons, and other specialists are quick to recommend dental implants for any patient who has suffered a degree of tooth loss. Often, a patient’s initial response to such a recommendation is, “How much is that going to cost?” Unfortunately, the answer to that question is not always straightforward. In fact, there are several factors that can affect the cost of dental implants. This blog post explains some of the most important.


What Are the Dangers of Impacted Wisdom Teeth?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 5:04 pm
Illustration showing impacted wisdom tooth

Many people undergo wisdom tooth extractions during their adolescence or early adulthood. In some circles, this procedure is almost regarded as a rite of passage. Of course, it is not always necessary. However, it is often important for a patient’s long-term wellness, particularly if the wisdom teeth are fully or partially stuck beneath the gumline (impacted). What are the dangers of impacted wisdom teeth? This blog post shares some important information.


Why Visit a Dentist for BOTOX and Dermal Fillers?

January 16, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 12:09 am
Woman receiving cosmetic injection in her lip

Professional cosmetic treatments are among the best ways to turn back the clock on your appearance. Every year, millions of people invest in BOTOX or dermal fillers. If you are thinking about joining them, you might wonder whom you should trust to administer your injections. Many medical professionals, including plastic surgeons, nurse practitioners, and even some podiatrists offer these treatments. But have you ever thought about visiting a dentist for BOTOX and dermal fillers? Here are a few reasons why you should consider doing so:


Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

January 15, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 11:38 pm
Insurance claim form on electronic tablet

Dental implants are widely regarded as the best form of tooth replacement. However, they tend to cost more than alternative options. If you are on a budget, you may be wondering if dental insurance covers dental implants. The answer varies from case to case. This blog post explores how your benefits might apply.


Afraid to Get Dental Implants? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Be

December 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 6:46 pm
Older woman smiling in dental treatment chair

Dental implants are the best way to replace lost teeth. However, some people hesitate to get them because the treatment process involves surgery. Understandably, the prospect of “going under the knife” can seem scary. However, there is no real reason for you to be afraid to get dental implants. Here are some reasons why you can head into your procedure with confidence:


How Long Does BOTOX Last?

December 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 7:01 pm
Mature woman looking at herself in the mirror

Are you thinking about getting BOTOX? This cosmetic treatment has the potential to make you look years younger; it is an excellent treatment for anyone who wishes to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in various areas of their face. Still, you might wonder if BOTOX is worth it. How long can you expect the results to last, and is there anything you can do to extend the lifespan of your new look? This blog post provides some important information.


5 Reasons to Be Thankful for Dental Implants

November 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 7:23 pm
Family enjoying turkey dinner together

Around this time of year, many people pause to reflect on the things they are thankful for. Things like family, friends, and a comfortable home often come to mind. But have you paused to think about how thankful you can be for your dental implants? Even though you may be missing one or more of your natural teeth, implants provide a remarkable tooth replacement solution. Here are some specific reasons why you can be grateful for them:


When Is It Safe to Travel after Dental Implant Surgery?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 6:59 pm
Nicely dressed man walking through airport

Do you travel frequently for work or pleasure? If so, you might wonder how oral surgery, such as dental implant placement, might affect your routine. Will you have to stay in one place for a while, or will it be safe for you to travel pretty soon after your procedure? The answer really depends on your health, how you feel, and the details of your surgery. Read this blog post to discover some helpful information.

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