Oral cancer prevention benefits from regular dentist visits.

Detecting Oral Cancer – New Methods

Mention the word ‘cancer’ and most people shudder.  A common human response, we try to bury our heads in the sand or wish the concept away unless we actually have to deal with a diagnosis personally. But many cancers are curable when detected early – and oral cancer is no exception. Detecting oral cancer symptoms…

Tooth Extractions

You may need a tooth extraction to help prevent the spread of infection to other areas of your mouth. For instance, a permanent adult tooth may end up so badly damaged from decay or infection that it will need to be pulled. A bump or blow to the face may loosen a baby tooth before…

Dentoalveolar Surgery

Dentoalveolar Surgery: The Basics Dentoalveolar surgery is a special type of oral work. Unlike ordinary dental surgery, which is done to help restore teeth and help patients with things like crowns and bridges, this type of work helps with diseases that involve the teeth, jaw, and nearby tissues. The name comes from the word “alveolus.”…

Dental Anesthesia

The Reason for Dental Anesthesia Dental anxiety––fear of visits to the dentist––is common in the US. Up to 75% of us say we feel some level of dental fear. And 50% actually avoid regular dental check-ups because of the fear of pain. But fear should not stop you from enjoying good oral health. In fact, dentists…