Preventing Dry Socket

The human body is an amazing thing, and in many cases is capable of healing itself. A good example of this is your body’s reaction to a tooth extraction. If our oral surgeon has to extract a tooth, your body will act to protect the remaining socket. Without the tooth,... Read more »

Caring for Your Toothbrush

Always make sure you regularly check the condition of your toothbrush and replace it when necessary.If your toothbrush is not clean or is worn, you can continue to use it, but won’t be helping your teeth and gums. You should store your toothbrush upright and in a place where the... Read more »

Know the Signs of Troubled Wisdom Teeth

If you are unfamiliar with wisdom teeth, they are the third set molars that erupt in the very back of your smile during the years of your late teens to mid-twenties, and they often need to be removed. The use of dental X-rays during routine checkups helps dentists determine if... Read more »

Dental Implants Can Improve These Aspects of Your Life

If losing one or more teeth have caused you to feel self-conscious, but you are hesitant to receive uncomfortable dentures or alter your smile to fit a dental bridge, you may find dental implants to be just right. Dental implants are titanium posts attached to dental restorations to replace your... Read more »

Removing Wisdom Teeth: Yes or No?

A number of your friends probably have had wisdom teeth removed. Many of your other friends haven't. So what's the deal with wisdom teeth: do they need to be pulled or don’t they? Here's a little bit of data we've amassed to help you choose whether having wisdom teeth taken... Read more »

Wisdom Teeth Often Need to Be Extracted

What are wisdom teeth? The wisdom teeth, which are also called the third molars, are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth. The average adult has four wisdom teeth that begin to grow in between age 17 and 21. Why are wisdom teeth extracted? As wisdom teeth are the... Read more »

Is Anesthesia Safe for Pregnant Women?

If you're a mother or expecting a new child, the wellbeing of your child is everything to you. That's why we get lots of inquiries about the safety and suitable use of anesthetics and other meds for women during pregnancy. We're ecstatic to let you know that we only use... Read more »

Boost Your Bone Graft Recovery with These Tips

Bone grafting is an oral surgical procedure that restores weakened bone structure in a targeted area of your jawbone. We are pleased to helpful tips to boost your recovery process and help you enjoy a stronger smile sooner. When you meet with Dr. Jose Lopez for an initial consultation, please... Read more »

Without Professional Treatment a Dental Abscess Can Be Life Threatening

Choosing not to have a cavity treated by a professional dentist can allow the area of tooth decay to expand and worsen. In time the natural bacteria in your mouth could infiltrate the soft tissues within a tooth causing increasing discomfort. It could even cause a large area of infection... Read more »

What to Do with Orofacial Pain

Orofacial pain is the technical term for any pain felt of the jaw, inside the mouth, or on other parts of the face. This is a common issue. In fact, 22% of Americans claim they had some kind of facial pain in a six month period and nearly all have... Read more »