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

IMPORTANT: If You’re on Blood Thinners, Let Your Oral Surgeon Know

Many people take “blood thinner” medications to prevent the formation of potentially harmful blood clots. Though these powerful drugs protect against stroke, heart attack, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE), and other life-threatening events, they also interfere with the body’s natural ability to stop blood flow at the site of tissue damage. Therefore, it … Continued