Who Are Good Candidates for Dental Implants?
Utah OMS Blog
by Venture Creative
3M ago
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, it’s essential to understand the criteria that must be met to receive dental implants. Dental implants have revolutionized the field of restorative oral surgery, offering a reliable and long-lasting solution for replacing missing teeth. To ensure a successful implantation process, it’s important to consider the qualities that make an individual an ideal candidate.    The Oral and Facial Surgery Institute is dedicated to providing transparent, effective care. Learn more about our services on our website or contact us today!    Unders ..read more
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Pediatric Oral and Facial Surgery: When is It Necessary?
Utah OMS Blog
by Venture Creative
4M ago
The health of a child’s smile is a critical element of their overall well-being, meaning maintaining optimal oral health is crucial from an early age. Let’s explore the vital role of Oral Surgeons in pediatric care, shed light on common concerns, signs, and symptoms, the evaluation process, and our approach to providing child-friendly care.    Common Pediatric Oral and Facial Issues   Pediatric oral and facial issues are diverse, ranging from congenital abnormalities to facial trauma. Cleft lip and palate, impacted teeth, and accidents are among the challenges that may require s ..read more
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Minimally Invasive Oral Surgery Techniques
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by ofsi
4M ago
At the Oral and Facial Surgery Institute, we strive to use the latest technology and precision in each of our procedures. Let’s discover innovative techniques that have allowed us to offer minimally invasive surgery to minimize trauma and enhance recovery for our patients.    What Is Minimally Invasive Oral Surgery?   Minimally invasive oral surgery utilizes techniques to prioritize precision and efficiency, resulting in numerous benefits for both patients and surgeons. In many cases, MIS (Minimally Invasive Surgery) can result in less swelling, less pain, shorter hospital stays ..read more
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Recovery After Oral Implants
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by ofsi
4M ago
The process of placing implants has several steps, and recovery is one of the most important ones. Following any medical or oral procedure requires tedious aftercare and careful maintenance. After the long process of getting ready to receive your implants, you don’t want to compromise the procedure with poor hygiene or aftercare. Dr. Davis will discuss your specific care needs once your surgery is complete, but first we’ll discuss what to expect following your procedure to help you better prepare for your recovery.    What to Expect After Oral Implant Surgery    The recover ..read more
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How Oral Facial Surgery Can Correct Sleep Apnea
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by ofsi
4M ago
Sleep apnea and oral surgery might not sound directly related, but they are. Typically oral surgery is not the first step in treating sleep apnea; however, it might be the next stop in some patients’ situations. Sleep apnea refers to any breathing interruption when a person is asleep. Interrupted breathing is taxing to the brain and body. Oral or facial surgery might be the most effective option to correct any sleep interruptions you might be experiencing. There are various procedures available to help correct sleep apnea. Dr. Davis at Utah Oral and Facial Surgery Institute can help address yo ..read more
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Why is it Important to Replace Missing Teeth?
Utah OMS Blog
by ofsi
4M ago
Missing teeth can be harmful to your oral health. After losing a tooth or multiple teeth, your remaining teeth will shift to fill the gap left behind, and your body will absorb bone tissue in the jaw to be used elsewhere. An implant might be necessary to prevent bone loss and misalignment of teeth. The Oral & Facial Surgery Institute team is well-versed in replacing teeth and has multiple procedures available to you.    Prevent Loss of Bone Tissue   After losing a tooth, bone loss can begin just six months following the loss. Over time the bone loss can cause facial sinkage ..read more
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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
Utah OMS Blog
by ofsi
4M ago
Dental implants are the best option for replacing teeth. If you have teeth that have been broken, or missing, or if you are experiencing issues with dentures, dental implants could be a better solution for you. Dr. Davis encourages dental implants because they are more permanent than other options and can be more comfortable. Depending on oral care and other lifestyle choices, dental implants will last a lifetime. Choosing dental implants over other solutions can be a tough decision, but our team at Oral & Facial Surgery Institute can help answer your questions and devise a plan tailored t ..read more
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When Should I Have My Child Evaluated for Wisdom Teeth Extration
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by ofsi
4M ago
Over 90% of Americans have their wisdom teeth removed. Impacted wisdom teeth are the most prevalent medical and developmental disorder, making wisdom tooth extraction a general preventative procedure that we perform. As your child enters their teenage years, it might be necessary to take them to a dentist to evaluate their wisdom teeth by performing a panoramic x-ray. Often a dentist will refer you to an oral surgeon, like Dr. Davis, for this procedure. Early evaluation and knowledge of the symptoms of emerging wisdom teeth can help determine when your child might be ready to schedule an appoi ..read more
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Issues Caused by Impacted Wisdom Teeth
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by ofsi
4M ago
Wisdom teeth are your third molars that typically begin to emerge between the age of 17 and 25. They can become impacted if they don’t have enough room to come in or develop normally. Neglecting to have impacted wisdom teeth removed can cause dental problems. On the other hand, some wisdom teeth are without issues, and the teeth line up with the others and don’t require removal.  What causes the tooth to become impacted?  A tooth may only partially emerge or never break through the gums. Whether the tooth is partially or fully impacted, the tooth can grow in a variety of directions ..read more
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Maintaining Oral Implants
Utah OMS Blog
by ofsi
4M ago
Caring for dental implants is not a demanding task. Obviously, some things differ from regular maintenance. Learning how to make necessary adjustments to your routines can increase the longevity and overall health of your implants.  What are Oral Implants? Oral Implants are put in place after losing a tooth, whether to disease or injury. The loss of a tooth can cause many issues, including rapid bone loss, speech issues, or changes to chewing patterns. These things can often cause extreme discomfort, both physically and in self-esteem. Receiving an implant can significantly improve the ov ..read more
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