Archives by Tag 'oral surgery'

Tooth Extraction Is Nothing to Fear

Oral Health

01/19/2013
Extraction may be the final step required to prevent a cracked or decayed tooth from causing further damage. Or, in the case of crowding or an impacted wisdom tooth, it may be needed to prevent trouble from occurring later. In most cases, however, it's a routine procedure that's nothing to more...

When Is Tooth Extraction Needed?

Oral Health

01/18/2013
One of the main goals of modern dentistry is to preserve your natural teeth for as long as possible — a lifetime, we hope. That's why we're always reminding you to brush, floss, and come in for regular examinations and cleanings. But sometimes, one or more of the teeth may more...

Does Arnica Really Help Healing after Oral Surgery?

Medication

02/05/2010
Herbal or homeopathic remedies and other forms of integrative medicine (holistic medicine; new ways to treat the mind, body, and spirit—all at the same time) continue to grow in popularity; however, it is critical that you consult your physician and/or dentist prior to taking them to ensure they will be more...

Warning for Surgery Patients Taking Fosamax

Medication

01/30/2010
If you are scheduling an upcoming surgical procedure, be sure that all of the healthcare professionals involved are aware of any prescription medications, over-the-counter (OTC) medications and even herbs or home remedies that you are currently taking. This is especially true if you are taking the prescription Fosamax® (alendronate) or more...