After Care: Dental Implants
Frisco Oral & Dental Implant Surgery Blog
by madoralsurgery
3y ago
Are you considering dental implants but are worried about the recovery time? Don’t worry, we’re here to give you the facts! The recovery time following dental implant surgery tends to vary but is usually based on the amount of teeth being implanted, whether or not a bone graft was needed and how well the individual manages his or her recovery. The science and technology behind dental implants have improved drastically over the last few years, improving post-surgery pain and comfort for patients. Recovery Time Typically, you will have the fastest recovery time if you had a standard, single den ..read more
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History of Wisdom Teeth
Frisco Oral & Dental Implant Surgery Blog
by madoralsurgery
3y ago
Most people need their wisdom teeth removed, so why do we have them in the first place? Here’s a quick history lesson of wisdom teeth and the important role they once played! Wisdom teeth were once an extremely valuable asset to our ancestors. When a typical diet consisted of chewy plants and uncooked meat, third molars (wisdom teeth), which fit easily into our ancestors’ larger jaws, were absolutely necessary. Wisdom teeth were the evolutionary answer to the need for chewing power to combat excessive wear. Today, our diets are not as rough as those of our ancestors. With modern marvels like ..read more
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Oral Health: Get Your Oral Cancer Screening
Frisco Oral & Dental Implant Surgery Blog
by madoralsurgery
3y ago
Did you know that mouth cancer is the sixth most common cancer worldwide? The sad truth is that oral cancers are more than twice as common in men as in women, and the fastest growing group of oral cancer patients are young, healthy, nonsmoking individuals. Now is the time to be proactive and get yourself checked for oral cancer. Remember—early detection saves lives! It is more important than ever for young adults, as well as older men and women, to get regular screenings whether they think they’re at risk or not. What are the risks? Knowing the risks can help you make educated decisions about ..read more
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How to Take Care of Your Dental Implant
Frisco Oral & Dental Implant Surgery Blog
by madoralsurgery
4y ago
Cleaning and taking care of your implant is just as important as cleaning your natural teeth. Here are some things you should know about caring for your implant. Your implant and your natural teeth are similar because they both rely on healthy tissue for support! Just like with real teeth, plaque buildup can be harmful. It’s important to remove that plaque because it can develop into an infection. If the infection isn’t properly treated, it can result in a loss of bone around the implant which could progress to the loss of the implant itself. It’s important to get your teeth cleaned on a regu ..read more
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Flossing: Absolutely Necessary!
Frisco Oral & Dental Implant Surgery Blog
by madoralsurgery
5y ago
Yes, You Still Have to Floss. No, the dance move “flossing” does not count. The AP recently released an article making the claim that “there’s little proof that flossing works”. Their review cited a series of studies that found flossing does little or nothing to improve oral health. Here’s the problem: the studies were flawed. The AP concluded that floss does little for oral health, but it’s important to note that the evidence they cited was very weak at best. In fact, they said so themselves. As acknowledged by the AP, many of these studies were extremely short. “Some lasted only two weeks, f ..read more
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Wisdom Teeth: Aftercare
Frisco Oral & Dental Implant Surgery Blog
by madoralsurgery
5y ago
Having your impacted wisdom teeth removed is a serious surgical procedure, and post-operative care is extremely important! Read on for instructions on how to care for your sore mouth, and how to minimize unnecessary pain and complications. Immediately Following Surgery: Keep a firm, yet gentle, bite on the gauze packs that have been placed in your mouth to keep them in place. You can remove them after an hour if the bleeding is controlled. If the surgical area continues to bleed, place new gauze for another 30 to 45 minutes. Do Not: • Rinse vigorously • Probe the area • Smoke (hopefully y ..read more
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Wisdom Teeth: Questions Answered
Frisco Oral & Dental Implant Surgery Blog
by madoralsurgery
5y ago
If you or your child are getting your wisdom teeth removed, you must have questions! We are here to make you feel as comfortable as possible. As always, if you have other questions feel free to contact us. We are more than happy to help you understand more on your upcoming procedure. Read on for some frequently asked questions: 1. Why do we have Wisdom Teeth? Centuries ago our human ancestors used wisdom teeth to help them grind up tough food, like leaves and roots. Their jaws were larger and had more room for extra molars. As we evolved, our diets changed to include softer foods. The third ..read more
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When Should You Consider Dental Implants?
Frisco Oral & Dental Implant Surgery Blog
by madoralsurgery
5y ago
Dental implants typically consist of three components: the post, the abutment, and the restoration. The post is a screw which is inserted into the bone. The abutment is attached to the post and the restoration is placed on top, giving the finished product a beautiful, realistic look. Dental implants are an effective way to replace missing or damaged teeth, but when is getting a dental implant the best option for you? There are a few circumstances where receiving an implant might be the best option for improving your smile. To restore and preserve your appearance One of the main functions of d ..read more
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3 Tips to Keep Your Gums Healthy and Happy
Frisco Oral & Dental Implant Surgery Blog
by madoralsurgery
5y ago
Keeping your gums healthy is vital to ensuring that your mouth stays clean and your teeth stay intact and in pristine condition. Incorporating a few simple steps into your daily oral hygiene routine will keep your teeth and gums healthy, happy and your smile shining bright for years to come. Floss Like a Boss Flossing is one of the easiest and most effective steps you can take to fight against gum disease and keep your gums healthy. Flossing once to twice a day helps to clean the hard to reach areas in-between your teeth that your toothbrush cannot reach. Keep ‘em Clean Brushing twice a day ..read more
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3 Benefits of Dental Implants
Frisco Oral & Dental Implant Surgery Blog
by madoralsurgery
5y ago
Missing a tooth? Meet your new best friend—dental implants. Before choosing to opt for a dental implant, it’s important that you understand the in’s and out’s of these replacement teeth and how they will benefit your smile. When replacing a tooth or a gap with a dental implant, you are not only giving your smile the perfect finishing touch, but also allowing yourself the normalcy of a full set of teeth. Below are three reasons as to why dental implants are the best tooth replacement option. Lasts A Lifetime: Dental implants are made with a combination of titanium (yes, the same titanium used i ..read more
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