Information for your oral health from Bucks County's leading implant and oral surgeons.

Have Cold Feet About Getting Dental Implants?

Some 30 percent of Americans report feelings of dental anxiety. Whether a fear of pain, drills or needles, going to the dentist can be a daunting prospect, especially when oral surgery is involved. If you’re scheduled for dental implant surgery and getting anxious about the procedure, we hope the following information can put your mind … 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

How an Infected Tooth Can Affect Your Health

Choosing to suffer through the pain of an infected tooth without seeking treatment from a dental professional may jeopardize more than just your comfort. Medical studies are increasingly finding a correlation between dental and body health, and are finding that lingering tooth infections could be leading to serious health issues, including illness and disease. How … Continued

Are Hidden Tooth Infections Making You Sick?

We traditionally think of poor diet, lack of exercise, smoking, and obesity as risk factors for chronic illness, but research suggests that hidden tooth infections should be added to this list for a number of conditions, from heart disease, endocarditis, and pneumonia, autoimmune disorders, and dementia.   Mouth infections tucked away beneath crowns, implants, root … Continued

Am I Too Old to Have My Wisdom Teeth Extracted?

Most individuals undergo wisdom teeth removal in their teens or early 20s. Wisdom teeth have a strong potential for causing complications, such as impaction. However, in some cases, a dentist may have advised the patient that extraction was unnecessary. Years or decades afterward, the wisdom teeth may begin to cause problems. If your wisdom teeth … 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

Is It Harmful to Delay Wisdom Teeth Removal?

The extraction of the wisdom teeth often isn’t an emergency surgery, simply because dentists evaluate the course of their progression and can spot potential problems well in advance. However, if you delay getting them taken out, you could indeed develop serious complications. Pain, soreness, and pressure in the area are often the first signs that … Continued