Let an Oral Surgeon Do Your Dental Implants

Nowadays, most dentists offer dental implants to help restore missing teeth; however, placing a dental implant is a complicated procedure that needs to be done correctly in order to ensure positive and long-lasting results. Just as you wouldn’t go to a cardiologist to receive knee surgery, you should not go to a dentist if you… Read more »

When to Consider a Frenectomy

Inside your mouth, there are two little bands of tissue in and around the gums. One band, called the lingual frenulum, is underneath the tongue and attaches to the bottom of the mouth. The second band, called the labial frenulum, attaches the upper lip to the gums. While people are born with frenums of various… Read more »

Tobacco Use Should Be Avoided While Recovering from Oral Surgery

Dr. Rick G. Friedrichs can perform a wide array of oral surgical treatments. This includes tooth extractions, denture preparation, and restoring a missing tooth with a dental implant. These treatments typically involve some alteration of the gums and other periodontal structures. Dr. Rick G. Friedrichs and his staff will provide you with specific recovery instructions,… Read more »

Dentistry Essentials 101: Jaw Pain

Jaw pain can be a debilitating condition because your jaw is important for so many issues within your mouth. Not only does it help to assist with chewing and eating food, but can also play a role in speaking. For this reason, it is important to always make sure you’re aware of all causes of… Read more »

Important Tips About Root Canal Therapy

Did you know that root canal therapy is responsible for saving millions of teeth every single year? Thanks to endodontic treatments such as root canals, dentists are able to perform highly complex procedures that can save broken or damaged teeth that otherwise would need to be extracted. To help keep your smile safe, it is… Read more »

Types of Sedation Dentistry

Having a professional dental cleaning may seem a bit intimidating to some. However, modern technology has made dentistry relatively painless and extremely efficient. Sedation is often used in many dental procedures to assist in relieving dental anxiety, as well as any stress you might feel when you go to the dentist. Here are a few… Read more »

Build Up Your Smile with a Bone Graft

Dental implants are an excellent choice to replace lost teeth because they last for years to come. Before the implants can be placed, though, we will need to examine your smile– especially the bone around the placement site– to make sure your jawbone can support a dental implant. If the bone is too thin or… Read more »

A Sports Injury That Causes Oral Trauma Often Requires First-Aid

Athletics always comes with the risk of injury. Many schools and athletic associations require using a mouth guard for all contact sports. While this can help protect teeth and gums, it might not protect the soft oral tissues or the lips when you suffer a blow to the face. Some of these soft tissue oral… Read more »

Oral Health Care Helpful Hints for Halloween

One of the biggest oral health risks during Halloween is dental abrasion. Even when you’re cleaning your teeth through the use of brushing, you can be doing further harm to your teeth. Dental abrasion arises due to the consumption of candy and acidic foods that can temporarily weaken your tooth enamel. Ask yourself the following… Read more »

Caring for Your Crowns

Around 2.3 million implant-supported oral crowns are shaped yearly in the US, which means that there are a number of patients seeing dental practitioners to defend their chompers. While crowns are defending teeth, who is protecting the crowns? You are! Follow this list of tips we’ve aggregated to maintain your dental crowns for a long… Read more »