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How to Be Ready Prior to Oral Surgery
Posted on 2/15/2018 by Palisades Surgical Arts
Prior to oral surgery, there are a few things that should be done. It is important to prepare yourself as much as possible for everything that is going to take place. While most patients are feeling scared and anxious, it is also important to know the surgeon doing the procedure. They can put your mind at ease before and after having the surgery. Our oral surgeons know that this can be a scary situation for any patient and this is why we take the time to speak with each one about what to expect, how to get ready and the best plan for taking care of your oral health and mouth after the procedure. Getting Ready for Oral SurgeryThere are a few tips and tricks, as well as some steps to take prior to having surgery. While some of the steps do not have to be taken if the person is only getting a local anesthetic. If you're being put to sleep for your surgery, it is important to not eat or drink anything, including water for at least eight hours or more prior to surgery. Those that are just having the local numbing shouldn't eat or drink anything at least 1 to 2 hours before surgery. Get a good night's rest! If you're not well rested, you may have more anxiety and fear the next day. Brush and floss your teeth before the appointment. It will make things easier to have cleaner teeth during the procedure, as well as after. Reduce the amount of tartar and plaque buildup. Speak with our professionals today to find out what else you can do to ease your mind, tension and anxiety about the upcoming surgery. You should feel comfortable and our professional oral surgeons can help give tips on ways to be successful....

Why Wisdom Teeth Are Prone to Breaking
Posted on 1/27/2018 by Palisades Surgical Arts
Wisdom teeth can cause a lot of trouble for some people. In fact, there are many who will experience intense pain due to the way they grow or become “impacted”. For this reason, many of our patients come to us in order to find out what can be done. In cases like this, we often recommend that the wisdom teeth be removed. This usually makes things easier as there often isn't enough space in the mouth. There is also a further risk they pose: wisdom teeth are prone to breaking. Your Wisdom Teeth: Why They BreakIn general, human teeth need to be cleaned and maintained in order to avoid cavities and decay. The same can be said for wisdom teeth, which in essence aren't really that different to normal teeth. The only real difference is their positioning, since they happen to be at the far back of the mouth. This means that for many people, it is often difficult to reach them with a toothbrush and they are easily forgotten. Over time, plaque will build up on the teeth. Plague, as you probably know, is what can end up causing tooth decay in the long run. When eating, bits of food can also easily get stuck to the wisdom teeth. Again, picking these pieces of food out of the teeth can be very difficult. Sometimes pieces large and small will get stuck there for months and therefore they’ll be far, far more prone to breaking. Most of the time, we recommend that the teeth are removed. This is something that you as a patient also have to consider. If you have questions regarding this procedure then make sure to come to us. We are more than happy to answer questions and help....

Why Oral Surgeons Are the Best at Extractions
Posted on 1/17/2018 by Palisades Surgical Arts
When you need to have a tooth extracted, for any reason, you have the option of having your dentist do it, or turning to an oral surgeon. You should always opt for an oral surgeon, no matter what type of extraction you need. While your dentist may be the most amazing professional you have ever met, they simply do not have the same extent of training that an oral surgeon has. Should anything come up during the extraction, then you are in the most capable hands around when you turn to an oral surgeon. Why We Want You to Come In and See Us There are a few different types of extractions. Some are very simple, and others are quite complicated. One thing that you can count on is that when you come in and see us, we know how to handle both. We know the latest techniques that can give you the result you need with the least amount of discomfort possible. Many dentists only practice extractions in dental school, and then here and there are the need comes up in their practice. However, as oral surgeons, we practice them regularly. We perform them often, allowing us to be fresh with the best techniques around. Don’t hesitate to give us a call should you find yourself needing an extraction. We can help with simple extractions just as easily as we can help with a complicated or surgical extraction. We are current on the best techniques and latest trends, and will do whatever we can to help you feel better and healthier as quickly as possible. Our office is ready to help you as soon as you call. Schedule your appointment by calling us today, and let us show you the difference that turning to an oral surgeon can make....

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