Dry socket is a disruption in the healing process after a permanent tooth is extracted, oftentimes a wisdom tooth. It occurs when the blood clot that aids in healing either dissolves or becomes dislodged, exposing the bone and nerves underneath. Fortunately, only an estimated 1.8% of people will develop dry socket after an extraction. And, although it can be quite uncomfortable, there are effective ways to either prevent it or treat it. Keep reading to learn more about dry socket and how an oral surgeon in Chicago can help.(more…)
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March 11, 2019
February 12, 2019
If you are among the 120 million Americans who are missing at least one tooth, you have explored all your options to complete your smile. Besides traditional solutions, like a bridge and crowns, you know dental implants in Chicago can also help you, but they are more expensive. Although you have heard about their benefits, you wonder if they are worth the extra cost? Yes! Dental implants allow you to enjoy the next best thing to your natural teeth using a treatment that can last for decades.
January 3, 2019
For people living without a full set of teeth, the most reliable remedy is to have dental implants in 60647 placed. Not only do they restore the full function of the teeth, but they also help to create a beautiful and lasting smile. Before undergoing the procedure, though, there are 4 facts that patients should be aware of. Read on to find out what they are!(more…)
December 10, 2018
Dental implants are the most comprehensive solution to tooth loss to date, but that doesn’t mean everyone can receive them right off the bat. In some cases, especially for older patients, additional treatments are needed before implants can be considered a viable option. Rushing treatment is never recommended for implants. If proper planning is not taken into account, the failure rate for implant placement can go up significantly.
To learn what types of bone grafts are available and the situations that call for them, you’ll want to read this post from an oral surgeon in Chicago prior to your consultation.(more…)
November 12, 2018
Have you had it up to here with denture adhesive? The smell, the mess, the taste. Who needs it? Well, you might not if you choose to have dental implants in Chicago that support your dentures. Implant-supported dentures are a much more convenient and stable way to replace missing teeth. Read on to learn more about this tooth replacement option.(more…)
October 11, 2018
Dentures have been around for centuries and for very good reason—they are an excellent tooth replacement if you are missing all of the teeth along either your upper or lower arch. They not only recreate an attractive smile, but they help to support your facial muscles and tissue so you can maintain the natural structure of your face. What could be better? Dentures that are secured to dental implants are particularly beneficial if you’ve noticed a change in your facial structure since tooth loss. One of the best options is All-on-4 dental implants in 60647.
September 4, 2018
No one likes surgery. Even when you’re sedated and it’s painless, surgery can be inconvenient and exhausting. However, wisdom teeth removal is a necessary procedure most people go through between the ages of 17 and 25. Whether you or your loved ones have received wisdom teeth removal in Chicago, you’ve probably wondered why it’s so important to get them taken out. Keep reading to learn why it’s vital to your oral health and overall comfort to get your wisdom teeth removed.
August 12, 2018
Around the age of eleven or twelve, kids will start to develop their final set of teeth. This third set of molars are commonly referred to as wisdom teeth. These teeth were once essential to allow our ancient ancestors to maintain dental function even with years of consuming coarse diets that lead to tooth loss. Most people no longer need these final sets of teeth, and as they develop, wisdom teeth can cause a number of oral health concerns that lead to the dentist recommending extraction. If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort as wisdom teeth begin to erupt, it’s important to visit our office to learn more about the difference between typical discomfort and pain that may indicate serious concern. In this post, we’ll review some symptoms to be aware of as wisdom teeth develop.
July 22, 2018
When your teeth are missing, it causes a lot of changes in your life. For starters, you’ll endure a loss of confidence, function and other inconveniences. Thankfully, there are ways to overcome this, but one treatment method stands in a category by itself – dental implant placement in 60647. As you read on, your local dentist explains why this is the gold standard for a full restoration of your smile and a better option than traditional dentures.
June 2, 2018
Have you made the choice to replace your missing teeth with dental implants? That is great! You have made a long-term investment in your oral health and your quality of life. With over a 95% success rate, they have the potential to last for a lifetime with the right aftercare. After your dental implant placement in 60647, these tips will help you protect your new smile from complications.