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Holistic, Self-Healing After Oral Surgery

Wilmington Oral Surgery now has the technology to use the patient’s own body to help regrow bone and heal faster. This holistic approach eliminates concerns of infection and the risk of rejection. The advanced technologies of platelet rich fibrin (PRF) and dentin autografts can speed...

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September is Dental Implant Awareness Month

With the theme “What’s your reason to smile?,” the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) is sponsoring Dental Implant Awareness Month in September. The celebration focuses on all the ways dental implants can improve lives. By sharing information, the Academy hopes to help candidates for...

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Why a Tooth Extraction Would Be Needed

Most of permanent teeth are good for life, but sometimes a tooth needs to be pulled. Frequent reasons are trauma or decay, but there are others: When you mouth is too crowded, teeth may need to be extracted before orthodontia. And if a tooth does...

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Understanding Corrective Jaw Surgery

Jaw surgery can not only correct a wide range of skeletal and dental irregularities, including poor jaw and teeth alignment, it can dramatically improve chewing, speaking and breathing, along with one’s appearance. This type of surgery can be done any time after growth stops, at...

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“I Never Had My Wisdom Teeth Out. Should I?”

Do you still have wisdom teeth? Not everyone is born with them, but most who are have them surgically removed as teens or young adults. Many dentists believe it’s better to remove wisdom teeth at a young age, before the roots and bone are fully...

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What To Expect When You Need A Dental Implant

Dental implants restore natural function and aesthetics. Whether you are missing one, multiple, or all of your teeth, dental implants can provide the foundation to smile and eat with confidence. Implants consist of three components: the implant body, which replaces the tooth root an abutment,...

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Avoiding Gingivitis

Gingivitis is a type of gum disease that leads to sore gums and caused by plaque buildup. Plaque is a sticky film, comprised of bacteria, that is found on the teeth and gums. The bacteria can produce toxins that irritate the gums. When plaque hardens...

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Best Foods to Eat After an Oral Surgery Procedure

After you’ve had surgery on your mouth, only some foods feel okay to eat. You need to eat what feels comfortable, and you need to ensure you do not complicate your healing process. You also need to avoid sipping through a straw, too, as the...

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Is There Anyone Who Is NOT A Good Dental Implant Candidate?

Most adults whose gums are in good health — and whose overall general health is strong — are good candidates for dental implants. There are, however, some people who may not be. Please consult with your trusted local oral surgeon to further discuss specifics. Are Dental...

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