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Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

January 15, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 11:38 pm
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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.


Signs You Should See an Oral Surgeon for Facial Trauma Treatment

October 16, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 5:03 pm
Oral surgeon and patient sitting at desk during consultation

Facial trauma is a serious issue. If you do not receive proper treatment, you could end up with painful and long-lasting problems. But whom should you trust to care for you? While numerous types of doctors may contribute to helping you feel better, an oral surgeon may play a pivotal role in your recovery. What are some signs that you should see an oral surgeon for facial trauma? This blog post points out a few.


Are You a Good Candidate for IV Sedation?

October 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 5:44 pm
Woman’s arm with IV inserted near elbow

If the prospect of undergoing dental treatment makes you cringe, you might postpone treatment until you are in urgent need of care. You might even forgo necessary procedures altogether! What can help you to commit to treatment with confidence? You might be a good candidate for IV sedation dentistry, which can help you stay calm and relaxed throughout your appointment. Here are some indications that it might be perfect for you:


Freehand vs. Guided Dental Implant Surgery: Understanding the Difference

September 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 6:46 pm
Oral surgery team carefully performing procedure

When dental implants are carefully placed into a patient’s jawbone, they can bond with the surrounding tissue and act as strong, reliable prosthetic tooth roots. In order to insert the implants, a surgeon might use freehand techniques or choose to perform guided surgery. What is the difference between these two methods, and does it matter which one you undergo? Read this blog post to discover important information.


What Does Dental Sedation Feel Like?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 6:21 pm
Relaxed, happy dental patient in treatment chair

It is common for patients to experience some anxiety or nervousness about oral surgery. They wonder if the experience will be uncomfortable or even painful. You can be sure that your care team will do all they can to help you have a relaxing, smooth appointment. In fact, thanks to sedation, you may feel little to nothing while your surgeon is working! What exactly is dental sedation, and what does it feel like? This blog post provides valuable information.


9 Exercises to Relieve TMD Pain

August 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Koo @ 5:53 pm
Woman holding her lower jaw in a forward position

If you struggle with persistent TMD pain, your local dentist or oral surgery team is ready to help you. Professional therapy is often the best way to address the root cause of jaw discomfort and produce long-term relief. Of course, you should also supplement your treatment with at-home care. For example, you may benefit if you regularly perform jaw exercises. Here are some moves that might relieve TMD pain and strengthen your facial muscles:

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