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Benefits of Gum Graft Surgery

Posted on 4/26/2021 by Candice
Gum graft surgery, also known as gum recession surgery or periodontal treatment, is a surgical procedure that places healthy gum tissue in spots where gums have receded. Receding gums can be due to several factors. Some reasons include aggressive brushing over time, excessive gingivitis, trauma to gum tissues (due to sports-related or other accidents), wearing braces, wearing ill-fitted dentures, smoking of any kind, and genetics. At Surprise Smiles, David Frausto, DDS and Diana Kim, DDS can tell you all you need to know about the benefits of gum graft surgery. Safeguards Against Further Gum Recession The biggest benefit of gum graft surgery is that it protects against further gum receding in the future. When you have healthy gums, the gum tissue can easily do its job which is to protect your teeth and their roots from infection and bacteria. This helps to prevent inflammation caused by infection and ultimately prevents gum receding. Lowers Tooth Sensitivity When gums recede, they expose sections of teeth that do not have enamel built up to protect them. When the teeth, along with any exposed roots, arent protected by either gum tissue or enamel, they become highly sensitive to hot and cold foods and beverages. Gum graft surgery adds a protective layer that prevents sensitivity caused by gum recession and exposed roots. Makes Your Smile More Attractive Gum graft surgery can significantly enhance your smile. If your gums are uneven, swollen, discolored, or if you cannot see your gums when you smile, the attractiveness of your smile may be compromised. Gum graft surgery adds a new gum tissue that makes your gums appear healthy, natural, and even. This won't just improve the appearance of your gums, but also your smile! Contact Our Team Today! If you're suffering from periodontal disease or receding gums, David Frausto, DDS and Diana Kim, DDS at Surprise Smiles can help determine if gum graft surgery is right for you. To schedule an appointment, contact us at (602) 842-4864. We look forward to serving all of your dental care needs!...
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What Type of Education Does an Oral Surgeon Receive?

Posted on 4/12/2021 by Candice
An oral surgeon has studied various surgical procedures which relate to the overall oral cavity health. While they receive the same education as general dentists do and can perform the twice-yearly cleanings, do fillings, and provide fluoride treatments as general dentists do but they also have additional training and education concerning the latest surgical techniques. General Education of Oral Surgeon An undergraduate degree is required to earn either a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Art degree. Once these are earned then there needs to be an additional four years of dental study to earn either their DMD, DDS, BDS, or Bdent degree. Believe it or not, they still are not done with their education yet. After that, they are required to have residency training for between four to six years. The six years of residency also includes two additional years of education required to earn a medical degree Certified Surgeons vs. Licensed Surgeons There is still more education and training an oral surgeon can get to make themselves stand out from the ground. While every dental professional is licensed, additional training and education can be taken to become what is called a board-certified surgeon. To get their board certification they are required to provide a portfolio which shows they have the skill and technique to perform numerous oral surgeries. They also have to pass a written exam at which point they will take an oral exam. Each of the oral exams is fifty-minutes long and if they fail one, they are not board-certified and must start the process over again. Another caveat to becoming board certified is that it is a lifelong commitment. They must be recertified every ten years. They have to continue maintaining a portfolio demonstrating they are keeping up with the latest advances in oral surgery techniques. This is a way for us to make sure patients receive the best possible care. If you want to find a board-certified surgeon, we can help you. Call us today to discuss the different oral surgeons that are available in our area....
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Full Mouth Reconstruction

Posted on 3/22/2021 by Candice
Full mouth reconstruction, rehabilitation, and restoration involves the repair and restoration of badly damaged, infected, or missing teeth. This surgery not just improves the esthetic of your smile but also offers ease in oral functions. What Is Considered During a Full Mouth Reconstruction? Full mouth reconstruction is recommended for patients who require extensive dental treatments for: Full mouth reconstruction involves the combination of restorative treatments like dental fillings, veneers, inlays and onlays, crowns, dental implants, root canal therapy, orthodontia, bone grafting, and more. Since the treatment is quite comprehensive, it often takes longer than 12 months to compete. At Surprise Smiles, David Frausto, DDS and Diana Kim, DDS need to consider several factors for full mouth reconstruction include: Soft and Hard Tissues The soft tissues include the gums, tongue, inner cheeks, and inner lips. The hard tissues of the mouth include the teeth and the supporting bony structures of the jaw. In addition, your mouth is also made of various connective tissues like blood capillaries and nerves that should be considered when performing reconstruction surgery. Upper and Lower Arch When considering full mouth reconstruction, it is important to understand the relationship between the upper jaw and the lower jaw. This involves looking at the client's occlusion (bite) and how their teeth work in conjunction with their jaw joint. If any of these elements have a defect or illness, it can have an adverse effect on the functions and health of your mouth and jaw. Oral Cancer Full mouth reconstruction may also be beneficial for patients who have oral cancer. This involves not just restoring lost teeth but also correcting other tissues of the oral cavity. If you have multiple dental and oral health issues, full mouth reconstruction can help you correct them. Call us at (602) 842-4864 today to schedule an appointment....
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All Posts:

Benefits of Gum Graft Surgery
4/26/2021
What Type of Education Does an Oral Surgeon Receive?
4/12/2021
Full Mouth Reconstruction
3/22/2021
What are the Signs of Dental Bone Graft Failure?
3/8/2021
What is Considered Dental Trauma?
2/22/2021
Do You Know How to Properly Care for Your Mouthguard?
2/8/2021
Who is Not an Ideal Dental Implant Candidate?
1/25/2021
What We Do if We Suspect Oral Cancer
1/11/2021
Why Some Teeth Require a Surgical Extraction
12/21/2020
Dental Health Reasons We Hope You Remove Your Oral Piercing
12/7/2020
What We Offer as Periodontal Services
11/16/2020
What Is an Oral Splint Used For?
11/9/2020
Oral Piercing Infections
10/19/2020
Benefits of Getting a Single Dental Implant for Just One Missing Tooth
10/5/2020
Uses of an Oral Splint
9/21/2020
What to Do Should an Oral Emergency Arise?
9/7/2020
Benefits of Sleeping On an Incline After Oral Surgery
8/24/2020
Talk to Us if You Have Swelling In Your Mouth and a Fever
8/10/2020
Are There Any Jaw Exercises You Could Do to Improve Your Jaw Pain?
7/23/2020
Ways We Can Help Treat TMJ Issues
7/7/2020
Why We Want To Help if You Have a Cleft Palate
6/22/2020
Benefits of Getting Dental Implants Instead of Dentures
6/8/2020
Orofacial Pain is Not a Way of Life You Need to Struggle With
5/29/2020
Causes of Rough Skin Inside Your Mouth
5/15/2020
Is It Normal to Get Narcotics After Dental Surgery?
3/20/2020
The Point of Splitting Teeth for An Extraction
3/10/2020
Reasons Cheeks Often Swell After Any Oral Surgery Procedure
2/20/2020
Times Where a Custom Mouthguard Could Keep Your Teeth Safe
2/10/2020
Some Abscesses Need Our Attention to Treat
1/20/2020
When You Should Avoid Ice Following Oral Surgery
1/10/2020
Snoring is Actually a Symptom of Larger Problems
12/20/2019
Sleep Apnea Treatment Options We Can Provide
12/10/2019
Which Over the Counter Meds Should You Have on Hand for Oral Surgery Recovery?
11/20/2019
Why Straws Are So Dangerous Following Oral Surgery
11/10/2019
When a Tooth Cracks in Half, Can It Be Saved?
10/20/2019
What Can Be Done to Reduce the Chances of Implant Rejection?
10/10/2019
Crown Fractures Are Something to Call Us About
9/20/2019
Can X-Rays Show Oral Cancer?
9/10/2019
Foods to Keep Around During Oral Surgery Recovery
8/20/2019
Following an Auto Accident, We Need to Check Your Mouth if You Have Pain
8/10/2019
It Is Best to Turn to Us When You Need Wisdom Tooth Extraction
7/20/2019
Is the Ringing in Your Ears Something We Can Treat?
7/10/2019
Why We Sometimes Need to Help You Recover from an Oral Burn
6/20/2019
What Makes the Jaw Hurt
6/10/2019
Not All Wisdom Teeth Cause Trouble as They Erupt
5/20/2019
Mouthguards Can Protect Your Teeth from Incidental Damage
5/10/2019
When Is a Bone Graft Considered Healed?
4/20/2019
What We Do During an Oral Biopsy
4/10/2019
Most Common Needs for Dental Crowns
3/20/2019
Is Oral Surgery a Requirement to Treat a Dental Abscess?
3/10/2019
How Bruxism Wears Down Your Enamel
2/20/2019
Do You Need Stronger Sinuses? A Sinus Lift Can Help
2/10/2019
Why Ringing In Your Ears May Stem from a Jaw Problem
1/20/2019
What to Expect During Jaw Reconstruction Recovery
1/10/2019
How to Perform a Self-Exam to Look for Oral Cancer
12/20/2018
How to Get Ready Prior to Oral Surgery
12/10/2018
Having Surgery Prior to Getting Dentures Can Give You a Better Fix
11/20/2018
First Steps to Take Following Dental Trauma
11/10/2018
Signs to Look for If Your Jaw Hurts Following a Car Accident
10/20/2018
Signs of Osteonecrosis That You Need to Be Aware Of
10/10/2018
How Long is Exercise Off Limits Following Oral Surgery?
9/20/2018
How Long Do Bone Grafts Take to Heal?
9/10/2018
Who Needs Apicoectomies and Why?
8/20/2018
When Chewing Gum Hurts Your Jaw, What Do You Do?
8/10/2018
What Happens If Your Child Does Not Get Palate Repair?
7/20/2018
Dangers of Clenching Your Teeth Each Day
7/10/2018
Signs Your Wisdom Teeth Need to Come Out
6/23/2018
You May Have Sleep Apnea and Not Know It
6/13/2018
Common Causes of Pain in the Jaw
5/23/2018
Are You Going to Need an Oral Biopsy?
5/13/2018
How Does a Pulpotomy Differ From a Pulpectomy?
4/20/2018
How a Root Canal Can Save Your Tooth
4/10/2018
Types of Bone Grafting Materials
3/20/2018
Treating a Jaw That Grew Unevenly
3/10/2018
Questions to Ask Your Oral Surgeon Before Getting Oral Surgery
2/20/2018
Piercings Can Easily Get Infected - What Signs to Watch Out For
2/10/2018
Signs You Need to Speak with an Oral Surgeon for TMD
1/20/2018
Checking for Oral Cancer Between Visits to the Oral Surgeon
1/10/2018
How to Spot Signs of Bruxism in Yourself
12/20/2017
How to Maintain Oral Health Following Oral Surgery
12/10/2017
Things You May Do that Cause Your Own TMJ Pain
11/23/2017
The Connection Between Unhealthy Teeth and Ringing in Your Ears
11/13/2017
Do You Have an Infection After Oral Surgery?
10/20/2017
Do Overbites Require Repair or Can They be Left?
10/10/2017
Dealing with a Broken Tooth Until You Can Be Seen
9/20/2017
Managing Mouth Pain at Home Before Getting to Your Dentist
9/10/2017
Benefits of Not Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Extracted
8/20/2017
Are Lumps Inside Your Mouth Normal?
8/10/2017
Mouth Guards Reduce Potential Damage for Those Suffering from Bruxism
7/31/2017
Is Eating a Soft Diet for Too Long After Oral Surgery a Problem?
7/20/2017
How an Oral Biopsy is Performed
6/20/2017
Do You Have TMJ Issues That Need Treatment?
6/10/2017
What Should You Do if You Have an Overbite?
5/20/2017
What are the Signs That You Have an Impacted Tooth?
5/10/2017
Is a Custom Mouth Guard in Your Future?
4/20/2017
How Yogurt Can Help You Recover from Oral Surgery
4/10/2017
Should You Opt for Teeth in a Day?
3/20/2017
How to Handle Graft Pain
3/10/2017
Why You May Want to Keep Your Wisdom Teeth
2/20/2017
When You Need Surgery for a Tooth Abscess
2/10/2017
What to Know Before Oral Surgery
1/20/2017
Healing After Implant Surgery - What to Know
1/10/2017
Reducing Swelling Following a Tooth Extraction
12/20/2016
Recovering from an Oral Cancer Biopsy
12/10/2016
How Common is Dental Implant Rejection?
11/20/2016
Can Your Oral Surgeon Treat Your Apnea?
11/10/2016
Can Your Broken Tooth Be Surgically Repaired?
10/20/2016
Are You a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
10/10/2016
Fixing an Underbite
9/20/2016
Defining Impacted Teeth
9/10/2016
Jaw Pain After a Car Accident, This Might Be the Cause
8/23/2016
How to Recover Immediately Following Oral Surgery
8/13/2016
What is Orthognathic Surgery?
7/30/2016
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