Recovering from All-on-4 Surgery: What Can You Expect?

February 28, 2023

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Man relaxing on sofa after All-on-4 surgery

All-on-4 dental implants are one of the most efficient and cost-effective ways to address extensive tooth loss. However, it does involve a surgical procedure, so you must be prepared to go through a healing period. What can you expect while you are recovering from All-on-4 surgery? This blog post provides a basic guide to the post-op experience.


5 Eye-Opening Facts about Oral Cancer

February 2, 2023

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Oral cancer awareness ribbon resting in palm of hand

Oral cancer seldom gets the attention it deserves. In fact, while a spotlight is often shined on other forms of this cancer, such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, and colon cancer, oral cancer often seems to fade into the background. What should you know about this disease? Here are some eye-opening facts about oral cancer:


Do Dental Implants Set off Metal Detectors?

January 20, 2023

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Metal detector and luggage scanner at airport

Whether you are going to leave on a trip or entering a secured building, you may have to pass through a metal detector. While you might remove your belt, take your keys out of your pocket, and take other steps to prepare, you cannot remove your prosthetic tooth roots. Do dental implants set off metal detectors? Thankfully, you do not have any reason to worry. Read on below to learn why.


Can I Get Dental Implants if I Smoke?

December 4, 2022

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Cigarettes, a danger to dental implants, sitting in ashtray

According to an estimate published by the CDC, nearly 40 million U.S. adults smoke cigarettes. This activity is strongly associated with numerous health problems, including cancer, respiratory issues, oral health problems, and more. If you smoke, it is logical to wonder how your habit may affect your prospects for tooth replacement. Specifically, you might want to know how smoking could affect your candidacy for dental implants. Read on below to discover some useful information.


Am I a Candidate for General Anesthesia for Dental Treatment?

October 26, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 6:31 pm
Surgical team working while patient is under general anesthesia

Dental sedation comes in various forms. For some people, a mild solution like nitrous oxide is enough to help them get through their treatment without anxiety or discomfort. For other individuals, a more powerful option, such as oral conscious sedation, is preferrable. In rare cases, general anesthesia — the most potent form of sedation — is necessary. Are you a candidate for it? This blog post discusses what it is and who may qualify for it.


Beyond Anxiety Relief: Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

September 14, 2022

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Relaxed female patient enjoying the benefits of sedation dentistry

Sedation dentistry is often marketed as a solution for people who struggle with a fear of the dentist. Certainly, it can help you if the idea of undergoing oral procedures makes you feel nervous or afraid. However, even if are perfectly calm during dental appointments, it may be recommended for you. Let’s talk about a few benefits of sedation dentistry that go far beyond anxiety relief.


Can I Drink Alcohol after a Tooth Extraction?

August 20, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 1:49 pm
Woman enjoying alcoholic beverage after recovering from a tooth extraction

Most people enjoy an occasional cocktail, beer, or glass of wine. If that is true of you, you might wonder how dental treatments may affect your ability to consume your favorite adult beverage. Is it okay to drink alcohol after a tooth extraction? Let’s talk about the answer to that question. We’ll also provide other tips to help you enjoy a smooth recovery from your procedure.


Is It Safe to Fly After a Tooth Extraction?

August 10, 2022

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Man at airport, preparing to fly after a tooth extraction

As a busy individual, it might be difficult for you to fit dental procedures into your schedule. You might feel that you have no choice but to board a flight within the days immediately following a tooth extraction. If the extraction was an emergency procedure, it can be even more difficult to reschedule your activities around it. But is it safe to fly after a tooth extraction? Let’s discuss why it is generally best to wait at least a few days before you take to the air.


Oral Cancer: Stages, Prevention, and Treatment

July 16, 2022

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Tablet with “oral cancer” written on it, surrounded by medical items

Each year, tens of thousands of people in the U.S. are diagnosed with oral cancer, and close to 10,000 people die from it. Although this disease is not as prevalent as other forms of cancer, it is still worthy of our attention. Let’s discuss the stages of this disease, why oral cancer screenings are so important, and how oral cancer is typically prevented and treated.


The Concerning Connection Between Prediabetes and Sleep Apnea

June 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 1:31 pm
Man checking blood sugar, concerned about sleep apnea

If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes, you are probably working to reverse your condition by making dietary changes. Without a doubt, nutrition will play a large role in your future health. But did you know that the quality of your sleep can also have a bearing on whether your prediabetes progresses into type 2 diabetes? Let’s talk about the concerning connection between prediabetes and sleep apnea.

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