How Long Does Wisdom Teeth Removal Take?

If your dentist has seen trouble brewing with your wisdom teeth and has recommended that you have them extracted, chances are that you’re a little nervous about the situation. After all, you’ve likely been told that wisdom teeth removal is a surgical procedure. Knowing what to expect during this typically very routine procedure and your recovery period afterwards can help ease your mind, making you less anxious and......
Read more »

Top 3 Times for Wisdom Teeth Removal

Has your dentist told you that you need wisdom teeth removal surgery? They can often tell they’re going to cause trouble long before any pain or discomfort begins. Having that early warning is great, since it allows you to have them extracted when it is most convenient for you – and when you’ll have the necessary 7 to 14 days free for recovery. However, you’ll......
Read more »

Teenagers and Wisdom Teeth: Common Problems to Avoid

The teen years are prime time for wisdom teeth problems, since they generally begin to erupt between ages 17 and 25. That’s why it is very important that teens are seen regularly by their dentists. Keeping a sharp eye on teenagers and wisdom teeth and intervening at the first sign of trouble can avoid common problems that can be caused as third molars grow in improperly......
Read more »

Teeth in a Day vs. Teeth in an Hour

Dental implants are the best treatment option for the majority of individuals who have lost one, several or all of their natural teeth. Dental implant restoration, unlike any other option available today, replaces not just the visible portion of the tooth, but also the root, offering oral structure and function that closely resembles that of natural teeth. The only real disadvantage cited by many people is the......
Read more »

Dental Implants: Who Is a Candidate for Dental Implant Placement?

Dental implants are by far the best possible option available today for the replacement of missing teeth, offering distinct advantages over all other options, including better support of oral health, more efficient oral function, greater comfort and a more attractive and natural looking smile. Who is a candidate for dental implants? The simple answer to that question is that the vast majority of people who have missing......
Read more »

Dental Implant Placement: When Can I Eat and Chew Solid Foods?

For great results with dental implants, Washington DC patients must take good care of their mouths after surgery to promote proper healing of surgical sites and efficient implant osseointegration. An important part of that care is the avoidance of excessive pressure on newly placed implants. For that reason, patients often question whether their diets will be restricted after surgery and, if so, and how long it will......
Read more »

Can Anything Go Wrong with a Dental Implant Once it is Crowned?

Problems with dental implants are very rare when they are placed by an experienced oral surgeon, with implant success rates averaging around 97 percent and long-term implant survival rates also in the high 90 percent range, according to the Academy of Osseointegration. Of course, that means that roughly 3 of every 100 dental implants placed will fail, sometimes after they have been crowned. Other problems can occur after......
Read more »

Is the Dental Implant Procedure More Painful Than the Extraction?

Among the most frequent questions asked of oral surgeons when patients are considering dental implants for the first time is how much pain will be involved in the process. Patients often wonder if implant placement is more painful than tooth extraction – a procedure they have typically already experienced. While there is no cut-and-dried answer, since every person perceives pain differently and procedures are very individualized,......
Read more »

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants are, for a variety of very important reasons, the best possible restorative option for people who have experienced tooth loss. However, these restorations represent a significant investment of time, effort and money for patients. Given that sizable investment, many patients who are weighing the pros and cons of implant based restoration are very concerned about longevity, wanting to know how long they can expect......
Read more »

Dental Implants: Safer, More Accurate Procedures

Technology in the field of implant dentistry has come a long way in the past decade, with advancements like 3D imaging and image guided surgery making implant placement planning and procedures safer and more accurate. By putting these cutting-edge technologies to use in the placement of dental implants, Washington DC oral surgeons Dr. Robert Emery is also able to offer patients quicker and more comfortable procedures than......
Read more »