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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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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
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