Frequently Asked Questions

Procedures FAQ

Wisdom Teeth

What happens if I don’t remove my wisdom teeth? What is the best treatment approach? Why is it recommended to remove all four wisdom teeth? What is the best anesthesia options? How much pain will I have? Will I have any swelling? How soon can I get back to work or school? I experience occas... Read More

Dental Implants

Why replace missing teeth? What is a dental implant? Why are dental implants better than bridges, partials and dentures? Will my new teeth look natural? Who is a candidate for dental implants? Is anyone considered too old for dental implants? How long does it take to complete treatment? Are d... Read More

Teeth Extractions

Treatment options for a broken or decayed tooth? What happens if deeply broken or decayed teeth are not extracted? What is the emergency treatment for a painful tooth? What are the possible treatments during extraction? What is the best way to replace a tooth? How soon can I get a replacement tooth?... Read More

Implant for Denture Users

What problems do dentures cause? How do dental implants help denture users? What is a dental implant? Can I get a fixed denture that does not come out? What kind of foods can I eat afterward? Do I have enough bone for implants? Can I be too old for implants? Can I get implants with my osteopo... Read More

Bone Grafting

What is purpose of bone grafting? What are the different types of bone grafting? Extraction site grafting Horizontal bone grafting Onlay bone grafting Vertical bone grafting Sinus lift bone grafting Distraction osteogenesisv Where does bone grafting material come from? How does bone grafting heal? I... Read More

Jaw Surgery

What are common Jaw problems? Why is it important to correct your bite? What procedures are possible? Is jaw surgery safe? What are the possible complications? What are the treatment stages? What other adjunctive procedures may be recommended? How long is the typical recovery? Insurance, Fee... Read More

Biopsy, Cysts, Lumps & Lesions

What are different types of oral conditions? What are cysts and should I be concerned? Raised lumps or masses What are various types of oral lesions? I have a white lesion in my mouth. What could it be? I have a pigmented lesion in my mouth. What could it be? I have an ulcer in my mouth. Should I be... Read More

Procedures in Children

What are the common oral surgery procedures in children? Why remove baby teeth in children? Why remove adult teeth in children? What is canine exposure and why is it necessary? How are injuries managed in children? What is the best treatment approach? Are these procedures safe? Managing your childâ€... Read More

Corrective Jaw Surgery

What are common Jaw problems? Why is it important to correct your bite? What procedures are possible? Is jaw surgery safe? What are the possible complications? What are the treatment stages? What other adjunctive procedures may be recommended? How long is the typical recovery? Insurance, Fee... Read More

Oral and Facial Injuries

What are the symptoms? What is the emergency treatment? Teeth Fractures Knocked-out Teeth Treatment options for teeth that are severely fractured or knocked out. What is the treatment for a displaced tooth? Lacerations or Cuts Jaw Fractures What is the emergency treatment for jaw fractures? ... Read More

Orthodontic Related Procedures

What are the common orthodontic related surgeries? Who will make recommendations for surgery? What is the best age for orthodontic related surgeries? What are the common orthodontic related surgeries? Extraction of primary (baby) teeth: this procedure may be recommended if there are signs ... Read More

Infections, Pain, and Swelling

What are common causes of infections? What are common causes of pain? What are Common causes swelling? How soon should I see a dentist? What is the emergency treatment for an abcess? What is the emergency treatment for infections? What is the emergency treatment for pain? What is the emergenc... Read More

Anesthesia

What are the anesthesia options? What is IV sedation? What is the difference between IV sedation and general anesthesia? Who administers the IV sedation anesthesia What Medications are used for IV sedation? What other medications are given during anesthesia? Is IV sedation Safe? Is it possib... Read More

Trauma

What are the symptoms? What is the emergency treatment? Teeth Fractures Knocked-out Teeth Treatment options for teeth that are severely fractured or knocked out. What is the treatment for a displaced tooth? Lacerations or Cuts Jaw Fractures What is the emergency treatment for jaw fractures? Cheek Bo... Read More

Canine Exposure

What prevents canines from normal eruption? What are the treatment stages? How is exposure performed? Necessary X-rays What prevents canines from normal eruption? The adult canine teeth erupt between ages of 12 to 14. However, they may become impacted, stuck or misaligned during the developme... Read More

Periodontal Procedures

How does periodontal disease develop? What is periodontitis? What is non-surgical treatment of periodontal disease? What is surgical treatment of periodontal disease? Where is periodontal surgery done? How long does it take to recover from periodontal surgery? What puts me at risk for developi... Read More