Is a Bone Graft the Answer to Your Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal (gum) disease is the number one cause of bone loss in the mouth. If you are experiencing gum disease, you can have chronic bacterial infections that impact your gum tissue as well as the supportive bone material underneath. Once plaque (the sticky bacterial film in the mouth) reaches beneath the gum line, it creates... Read more »

Orthognathic Surgery 101

If your dentist or orthodontist has suggested to you that you might benefit from jaw surgery, you are not alone. Misalignment of the jaw can range from mild to severe, and sometimes orthognathic surgery may be needed. While your orthodontist can correct bite problems involving your teeth, surgery may be needed when the jaws need... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to the bone from the missing... Read more »

Do You Need Orthognathic Surgery to Relieve TMJ Pain?

If you find yourself experiencing TMJ symptoms that are mild and infrequent, they may go away on their own. This sometimes can take weeks or months depending on what you do to help your jaw find relief. Of course, this is a good time to alleviate symptoms by temporarily sticking to a soft food or... Read more »

Common Questions About Oral Surgery Recovery

Do you have questions concerning your recovery post-op? We have answers to the most common questions we get. Read on for more: How can I prepare for oral surgery? Make sure you have a comfortable recovery place set up at home. Having extra pillows can help you rest more comfortably, and having something to do… Read more »

Do You Know What to Expect With Oral Surgery in Dentistry?

Are you familiar with the term oral and maxillofacial surgery? Oral surgery involves the mouth and maxillofacial surgery involves the face and jaw. With extensive training, our oral surgeons have 4 plus years of post-graduate on top of dental training, as well as surgical residency so that we can diagnose and treat the hard and… Read more »

What Bone Grafting Can Do For You

Have you considered bone grafting to improve the strength of your jaw? If so, you are in the right place! Bone grafting is a standard procedure that can offer you aid if you have lost bone mass in your jaw and need the strength in your jaw support. Our oral surgeons, Drs. Pedro Franco, Howard… Read more »

Take Control of Your Smile With Jaw and Facial Pain Treatments and Prevention

Are you experiencing chronic jaw and facial paint and looking for treatments and prevention methods to improve your smile? Treating jaw and facial pain includes going directly to the source in determining what is causing it. If your jaw and facial pain include tenderness within your jaw, teeth, smile, or headaches, it could be linked… Read more »

BOTOX® Facts

Are you interested in knowing all about BOTOX®? If so, you have come to the right blog. Today, our oral surgeons are happy to tell you all about BOTOX treatment to answer your questions and help you know more. The more you know, the better! To give you the information you need, our dentist is… Read more »

What is TMJ Disorder?

The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ for short, is an important part of your jaw structure. It’s where your jaw connects to your skull, and the joint can sometimes get irritated or injured. When that happens, what’s known as TMJ disorder shows up. But what exactly is TMJ disorder? Well, Drs. Pedro Franco, Howard Price, or… Read more »