BONE GRAFTING FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS

BONE GRAFTING FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS

If you have lost a tooth or teeth, dental implants can restore your smile. Implants look natural, don’t impact the healthy teeth around them, and protect the underlying bone from the bone loss that can be caused by a missing tooth. One important prerequisite for a...
WHAT IS TMJ DISORDER?

WHAT IS TMJ DISORDER?

TMJ is the quick way of referring to your Temporomandibular Joint. Pardon the pun, but that’s quite a mouthful! What is this joint, what does it do, and, if your doctor or dentist has told you that you have a TMJ disorder, what can Dr. Bentz do to help? The...
Eating Wisely After Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Eating Wisely After Wisdom Tooth Extraction

If wisdom tooth extraction is on your calendar, it’s a good idea to visit your grocery store ahead of time to stock up on smart diet options for post-surgery meals. It might be a few weeks before you heal completely, so we have some shopping list suggestions which are...
PREVENT DRY SOCKET AFTER ORAL SURGERY

PREVENT DRY SOCKET AFTER ORAL SURGERY

When you have a tooth extracted, your body immediately sets to work to help protect the affected area. The blood that collects at the site of the extraction clots to cover and protect the wound. This is a normal response, and protects the nerves and bone that have...
WHAT DOES AN ORAL SURGEON DO?

WHAT DOES AN ORAL SURGEON DO?

Your visit your medical doctor and dentist for your regular health care needs, you see your orthodontist to treat problems with your bite and alignment, and your periodontist looks after your gum health. If one of your medical or dental professionals recommends that...