Archive for July, 2014

When can I return to work after a dental implant procedure?

Dental implant placement requires a surgical procedure performed by an implant dentist. Therefore, patients should be prepared for a certain recovery period before resuming their normal activities, as is the case with any surgery. Patients may experience some discomfort in the days following the surgery, and they may need to adjust their diets for a […]

Gingivitis and Your Overall Health

Gingivitis is the mildest form of gum disease, but that doesn’t mean that this condition won’t have consequences for a patient’s oral health. If left untreated, gum disease can progress to periodontitis, a condition that can result in tooth and bone loss. Not only does gum disease, including gingivitis, have the potential to wreak havoc […]

How Dental Implants can Reduce Long-term Dental Costs

When faced with a decision on how to replace a missing tooth (or whether to replace it at all), patients should consider long-term factors in addition to any short-term concerns. Patients have a number of options for tooth replacement, including dental implants, conventional dentures or dental bridges. Each treatment is unique and will have different […]