Dental Implants and Smoking: Everything You Need to Know

Designed to last a lifetime, dental implants have a long-term success rate over 95%. But their long-term survival requires a continuously healthy environment for your gum tissue and jawbone surrounding the implants. Although implants have a low failure rate, more than half of the failures occur in smokers. Smoking may not disqualify you from getting dental implants, but it can impact the short- and long-term…

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Can a Failed Dental Implant Be Repaired, or Will It Need to Be Replaced?

Dental implants have a long-term success rate of over 95% and are more predictable than most procedures in the medical and dental fields. Still, all implant procedures have a failure risk, but your oral surgeon uses specific techniques to reduce the risk. If a dental implant fails, can your surgeon repair it, or will they need to replace it? Can a Surgeon Repair Your Failed…

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Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed If They Are Not Causing Any Pain?

If your wisdom teeth do not hurt, should you get them removed by an oral surgeon? The answer depends on the health and position of your wisdom teeth and how they can affect your long-term oral health. We will discuss five factors that can help you decide when removing your wisdom teeth makes sense. Five Reasons for Removing Painless Wisdom Teeth Even if your wisdom…

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Types of Bone Grafts for Dental Implants

A bone graft for dental implants is the process of transferring natural or synthetic tissue—or both—to your jawbone to restore areas of low bone volume or density. Tooth roots stimulate and preserve the jawbone; thus, the bone shrinks in spaces where teeth are missing. Therefore, bone grafting is a common procedure if you want dental implants but do not have enough healthy bone.  According to…

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7 Questions I Should Ask My Oral Surgeon During a Consultation

It is completely natural to be nervous about having any type of surgery, including oral surgery. During your consultation, your oral surgeon will cover a lot of information, including your diagnosis, treatment plan, types of anesthesia, what happens during the procedure, and how to prepare for surgery and the recovery period.

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What Can You Eat After Wisdom Teeth Removal?

At the Maryland Center for Oral Surgery and Dental Implants, wisdom teeth removal is one of the most common procedures we offer. It is rare for wisdom teeth to erupt fully and be healthy. And removing them is the best option for your oral health.

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Dentistry Is Essential Not Elective

“The link between oral health and systemic health is clear. To imply that oral care is routine and unnecessary ignores decades of scientific research and is a disservice to patients. “ – Dr. Jack Dillenberg, Dean Emeritus Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health Recently, the news media has highlighted new guidelines from the WHO regarding dental treatment during the pandemic. Reuters, the New York…

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Office Protocols for Social Distancing, Infection Control and Patient Screening

For the health and safety of our patients, staff and doctors we are implementing new protocols for patient screening and social distancing, as well as adding new steps to our existing infection control and prevention routine.  Our office follows the CDC  guidelines and those provided by the American Dental Association. Social Distancing All appointments are scheduled to allow extra time between patients. Seating in the…

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COVID-19 Update From The Maryland Center for Oral Surgery & Dental Implants

In light of recent concerns regarding the Coronavirus, COVID-19, we want to reassure you that patient care and safety are our highest priorities. To this end, we have always maintained the highest standards for sterilization and infection control and followed strict protocols to protect our patients against the spread of infectious diseases. We have taken additional precautions, such as wiping down additional surfaces in the…

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