April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

This April marks the 19th annual Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Innovative Implant and Oral Surgery joins the nation’s top dental associations – including the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons – to remind the public that screenings are especially important in reducing the risk of health problems and … Continued

Have You Experienced A Traumatic Dental Injury?

Traumatic dental injuries such as fractured jawbones, knocked-out teeth and soft tissue wounds can occur during accidents, contact sports, or other sudden events. If you have experienced oral or facial trauma, consult with an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon as soon as possible. At Innovative Implant and Oral Surgery, we use the latest technology to … Continued

4 Reasons Why Missing Teeth Should Be Replaced

Whether caused by periodontal disease, injury, genetic anomalies or other causes requiring extraction, missing teeth are a multi-faceted concern for patients of all ages. Even just one lost tooth can dramatically alter your appearance, affecting one’s self-esteem and willingness to smile. But it isn’t just aesthetics that worries dentists and oral surgeons. Tooth loss can … Continued

Is Dental Fear Real?

Fear of a visit to the dentist may be more common than you think. Up to 1 in 5 Americans have some level of anxiety about going to the dentist, so if you find yourself a little nervous before your appointment you are far from alone. Degrees of dental anxiety vary in severity from mild … Continued

How to Prepare for Oral Surgery

Whether you have impacted wisdom teeth that need to be extracted, or are having dental implants placed, there are various conditions that call for oral surgery. Knowing what to expect during and after the procedure is one of the best ways to ensure a smooth and uneventful recovery.   Here at Innovative Implant and Oral … Continued

Warning Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

The last of your adult teeth to erupt from the underlying gum are known as “wisdom teeth,” and typically begin to appear between the ages of 17 to 25. Often these teeth come in normally and require little special attention other than thorough cleaning of areas that may have become harder to reach.   However, … Continued