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Helping Your Child with a Cleft Lip Cope

Helping Your Child with a Cleft Lip Cope

Cleft lip can have a major impact on your child’s life and self-esteem. Here, learn some important steps you can take to support your child and improve their self-confidence.
Feb 9th, 2024

How We Help You Bounce Back from Facial Trauma

Facial trauma and fractures can be a traumatic experience, especially since these injuries are typically associated with serious accidents. Fortunately, we offer advanced custom treatments that can help restore your facial structure and function.
Jan 17th, 2024

Do This Today to Stop Having TMJ Pain

Temporomandibular joint disorder is an all-too-common cause of chronic jaw pain, facial pain, and headaches. Medical treatments can help, and so can these simple DIY tips focused on relieving strain and reducing inflammation.
Dec 6th, 2023
I Have a Cleft Palate — Will My Children?

I Have a Cleft Palate — Will My Children?

Some congenital conditions are hereditary and some aren’t. If you or a loved one were born with a cleft issue, here’s how to tell if your child has an increased risk of developing a cleft issue too.
Nov 1st, 2023
Who Needs Arch Restoration?

Who Needs Arch Restoration?

Arch restoration uses advanced techniques and technology to restore an entire row of teeth, either upper or lower, for better function and aesthetics. Here's how to tell if arch restoration is right for you.
Oct 1st, 2023
Life After a Nose Fracture

Life After a Nose Fracture

Nasal fractures can be painful and traumatic, but many heal without surgery. If you have a broken nose, here’s what to expect during your recovery.
Aug 1st, 2023
6 Warning Signs of an Oral Health Disorder

6 Warning Signs of an Oral Health Disorder

Treating oral health problems in their earliest stages is essential for preventing more serious problems, and that means knowing what signs to look for. In this post, learn six signs that could mean you have an issue that needs prompt treatment.
Jun 8th, 2023
Dental Anesthesia: Myths to Stop Believing

Dental Anesthesia: Myths to Stop Believing

Dental anesthesia plays a critical role in helping patients stay comfortable through all sorts of procedures, yet its use is steeped in misconceptions. In this post, we dispel some of those myths, so you feel confident in your care.
Apr 5th, 2023
How to Prepare for Your Tooth Extraction Appointment

How to Prepare for Your Tooth Extraction Appointment

Having a tooth pulled can make anyone nervous. Fortunately, tooth extractions today are a lot simpler and more straightforward than you may think. Being prepared ahead of time can help you feel more relaxed. In this post, we offer some helpful tips.
Mar 14th, 2023
Piezosurgery for an Impacted Canine Tooth: How Does It Work?

Piezosurgery for an Impacted Canine Tooth: How Does It Work?

Wisdom teeth aren’t the only teeth that get impacted — impaction affects canine teeth too. Here’s how state-of-the-art Piezosurgery® helps reposition canine teeth to avoid pain, maintain your bite balance, and restore your smile.
Feb 9th, 2023
Why Do I Keep Getting Mouth Ulcers?

Why Do I Keep Getting Mouth Ulcers?

Mouth ulcers are painful, and while they usually don’t happen very often, some people have them regularly. Getting to the root cause of chronic ulcers is the first step in effective treatment. Here’s how we can help.
Jan 12th, 2023
Sinus Lift Aftercare: What to Expect During Your Recovery

Sinus Lift Aftercare: What to Expect During Your Recovery

Dental implants offer plenty of benefits, but if your upper jawbone is thin, it might not be strong enough to support the implant posts. Sinus lift surgery helps by augmenting that bone. Here’s what you can expect during your recovery.
Dec 13th, 2022
Why You Should Never Ignore Persistent Jaw Pain

Why You Should Never Ignore Persistent Jaw Pain

Jaw pain can make it hard to chew, bite — even hold a conversation. If your jaw hurts regularly, it could be a sign of a serious problem. Here’s what could be causing your jaw pain and why it’s important to treat it.
Nov 9th, 2022
Dental Implants: When Can Bone Grafting Help?

Dental Implants: When Can Bone Grafting Help?

Dental implants are a popular way to replace one or several missing teeth. But what if your jawbone isn’t strong enough to support an implant? Bone grafting could be the solution you’re looking for.
Oct 13th, 2022
5 Encouraging Facts About a Jaw Fracture

5 Encouraging Facts About a Jaw Fracture

Typically occurring as a result of significant facial trauma, a jaw fracture can — obviously — be upsetting and unsettling. Keeping these five facts in mind can help you focus on your recovery and maintain a positive outlook.
Aug 1st, 2022
How to Ease Your Anxiety About Anesthesia

How to Ease Your Anxiety About Anesthesia

Anesthesia helps patients stay relaxed and comfortable during more complex dental procedures — in fact, you’ll sleep through most of your visit. Still, if you’ve never had anesthesia, you might be a little nervous. Here’s what you need to know.
Jul 11th, 2022
My Child Needs Cleft Surgery. Now What?

My Child Needs Cleft Surgery. Now What?

Cleft defects affect your child physically, cosmetically, and developmentally. Today’s cleft surgery techniques address all these issues, using a customs approach tailored to each child’s unique needs. Here’s what to expect.
Jun 1st, 2022
The Most Common Oral Health Diseases

The Most Common Oral Health Diseases

Oral health diseases affect millions of people every year. Early diagnosis and treatment is critical — and oral pathology plays an important role in both. Here’s what you should know about the most common diseases and their symptoms and treatment.
May 1st, 2022
How Your Teeth Become Impacted

How Your Teeth Become Impacted

Impacted teeth happen more frequently than you might think, and without treatment, they can cause some pretty serious oral health issues. Here’s why teeth get impacted — and what we can do to fix them.
Apr 6th, 2022
Have You Suffered Facial Trauma? We Can Help

Have You Suffered Facial Trauma? We Can Help

Facial trauma affects millions of people every year, causing pain, functional problems, and changes in aesthetics. Seeking expert care immediately after an injury is the key to recovery. Here’s how we can help.
Mar 24th, 2022
A Closer Look at Oral Cancer

A Closer Look at Oral Cancer

Oral cancer causes thousands of deaths every year, yet many people aren’t even aware of the symptoms this cancer can cause. Here’s what you should look for — and why regular screening is so important.
Feb 14th, 2022
Preparing for a Tooth Extraction

Preparing for a Tooth Extraction

Waiting to have a tooth pulled can be a nerve-racking experience, but sometimes an extraction is the best way to preserve your oral health. The good news: There are some things you can do right now to help you relax and stay calm and comfortable.
Jan 1st, 2022
Recovering from a Jaw Fracture

Recovering from a Jaw Fracture

Jaw fractures can cause a lot of pain and affect your health in other ways too. Prompt treatment is critical for maintaining jaw function. Here’s what you can expect during your treatment and recovery.
Dec 1st, 2021
Myths and Facts About Cleft Palate

Myths and Facts About Cleft Palate

Cleft palate and cleft lip are among the most common birth defects in the United States, yet they’re surrounded by myths and misinformation. This post dispels some of those myths to help reduce stigma and encourage early treatment.
Nov 11th, 2021
Do I Have to Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Do I Have to Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth extraction is a common occurrence for plenty of teens — and adults, too. But do all wisdom teeth need to be pulled? And more importantly, do yours? This post has the answers.
Oct 13th, 2021
What to Expect During and After a Tooth Extraction

What to Expect During and After a Tooth Extraction

Yay, it’s time to have a tooth pulled — said almost no one ever. Although you might not look forward to a tooth extraction, sometimes it’s the best solution for preventing serious problems. The good news: Extractions are simpler than you think.
Aug 17th, 2021

Understanding the Different Treatments for Your TMJ

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder is a relatively common cause of jaw pain, headaches, and other uncomfortable symptoms. Dr. Kang offers multiple treatments for TMJ discomfort, helping each patient find long-lasting relief. Here’s how he can help you.
Jul 22nd, 2021

Stabilize and Preserve Your Jaw Through Grafting

Jaw grafting plays an important role in jaw restoration and implant surgery for many women and men. Here’s how grafts work and the most common types used to strengthen and preserve damaged or compromised jaws.
Jun 23rd, 2021

Are You a Candidate for a Full-Arch Restoration?

Full-arch restorations are a more comfortable, more secure, more natural-feeling alternative to traditional full dentures. If you’re missing all (or nearly all) your upper or lower teeth, here’s how to tell if a full-arch restoration could help you.
May 28th, 2021

Your Treatment Options for Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea raises your risks for many serious medical problems, including heart disease and diabetes. If you suffer from sleep apnea, we have treatment options that can help you get a good night’s rest — and improve your health too.
Apr 18th, 2021

Exposure and Ligation: Paving the Way for Impacted Teeth

Impacted canine teeth are pretty common, and unlike an impacted wisdom tooth, extraction typically needs to be avoided. Here’s how our office uses exposure and ligation to coax canines into their rightful positions.
Mar 16th, 2021

When Do Your Wisdom Teeth Need to Come Out?

Wisdom tooth extraction is common, especially for teens and young adults. But is it always necessary? Here’s how to tell whether or not your wisdom teeth should be removed.
Feb 12th, 2021

What Are Cleft Palates?

Cleft palates and cleft lips cause a lot of concern among parents, but actually these issues can be repaired while your child is still very young. Here’s how our team uses advanced techniques to repair clefts for better function and aesthetics.
Jan 19th, 2021

Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a popular alternative to dentures and bridges, helping men and women feel more confident after tooth loss. Whether you’re missing one tooth or several, implants could be a great option for you. Read on to learn more.
Nov 10th, 2020

Tips for Recovering After Having a Tooth Extraction

Is a tooth extraction in your future? Knowing what to expect afterward — and how to prepare for your recovery — is a good way to feel better fast once your procedure is over. Here are some simple ideas to make your recovery as comfortable as possible.
Oct 8th, 2020

How Dental Implants Boost Confidence and Improve Oral Health

Losing even a single tooth can have a big impact on the way you eat, the way you look, and the way you feel about yourself. Dental implants can restore your smile and your self-confidence — and improve your oral health too. Here’s how.
Sep 21st, 2020

How to Prepare for Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom tooth extractions are fairly common, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need to prepare for your procedure. By taking a few simple steps before the big day, you can pretty much guarantee a more relaxing recovery. Here’s how you can prepare.
Aug 12th, 2020

5 Tips to Speed Your Recovery After Jaw Surgery

Though any type of surgery may have you feeling a bit nervous, jaw surgery may be especially anxiety-provoking since it affects your ability to eat. But making a few changes to your diet and lifestyle may help speed up your recovery.
Jul 1st, 2020
How Soft Grafting Treatment Can Benefit Your Dental Health

How Soft Grafting Treatment Can Benefit Your Dental Health

Soft tissue grafting offers multiple benefits for your oral health, treating current problems and helping prevent new problems from occurring later on. In this post, learn some of the most important benefits of soft grafting treatments.
May 1st, 2023