There are a number of reasons why an individual may need to have a tooth extracted: disease, damage, wisdom tooth complications, etc… If your dentist has told you that you may need to have dental extraction, it’s important that you learn how to prepare for surgery, what to expect during surgery, and what to do afterwards in order to prevent any complications.

tooth extraction

ABOUT DENTAL EXTRACTION There are different types of dental extractions, some of which are far more complicated than others. If the tooth is still visible and easily accessible, the extraction process is fairly simple. These can be done under a local anesthetic, with or without sedation. Surgical extractions are more complicated, as they involve teeth that are not visible or easily accessible, either because they have not fully erupted or are broken off. More complicated extractions require bone removal and/or lifting back part or all of the gum tissue in order to expose the tooth. When preparing for a dental […]

Read More…


Some decisions are hard to make, no matter how you look at a problem. The cost of implants and the thought of surgery can make you lean toward having dentures, however the durability and comfort of implants have some definite advantage. Dentures have long been the remedy for tooth loss. With the addition of implants it gives those who have missing, damaged or failing teeth a new option. The differences between the two make it apparent that both solutions are worth researching.

Woman about to bite apple

LOOKING CLOSELY AT DENTURES Dentures have a long history. Throughout time those attempting to remedy the problem of eating and speaking when teeth are missing or failing have tried various materials to replace them. Early dentures were often extremely painful, and those who used them for a period of time often opted to do without them. Today dentures are made with a more natural look and they are fitted carefully. Used to replace teeth damaged by decay or gum disease, these can be the best choice if there are serious issues with the jaw, or if an individual has medical […]

Read More…