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Jaw Surgery in San Francisco

Some times corrective jaw surgery, or otherwise know as “orthographic surgery,” may be necessary when a patient’s jaws do not fit together properly.  This misalignment can cause issues with activities as common as chewing food or speaking. They can also cause headaches due to clinching and grinding, and even sleep apnea, a condition in which…

Patient Care After a Tooth Extraction in San Francisco

The worst is over: you’ve had a tooth extraction, and the procedure went exactly as expected. Now you have to take care of yourself for a few days, so your jaw can heal properly. Bay Area Surgical Arts in San Francisco has some tips. There is going to be some specific advice for you, depending…

Modern Marvels: Dental Implant Surgery in San Francisco

Categories: Dental Implants

Dental implants are modern marvels. A dental implant replaces a missing tooth root by attaching a titanium post into the patient’s jaw. Supporting material, including an artificial tooth, goes on top of the post. When it’s done, the implant has the look and functionality of a natural tooth. With nearly seventy percent of American adults missing…

What is a Wisdom Tooth?

Categories: Blog, Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom tooth growing in

We all know that for most people, wisdom teeth need to be removed in order to prevent serious dental problems! But have you ever wondered, what exactly is a wisdom tooth? Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that typically grow in during a person’s late teens/early twenties. Why are they called “wisdom” teeth?…

Oral Surgery in San Francisco CA: What To Expect

Categories: Oral surgery
oral surgery San Francisco and Cupertino, CA

Call it the S-word: surgery. When it comes to your teeth, it means more than just having a cavity filled. If your dentist thinks you may benefit from oral surgery, you’ll have a lot of questions. What’s in store for you? If you choose Dr. Nima Massoomi in San Francisco or Cupertino, CA as your…

What You Should Know About Dental Implants

Categories: Blog, Dental Implants
Dental Implant

If you are looking for an alternative to dentures and would like to replace your missing teeth, dental implants may be for you. Dental implants are a popular long-term method for restoring your smile. Many people decide to get dental implants after they have experienced loss of teeth due to variety of reasons. Dental implants…

Bone Grafting for Dental Implants

Bone grafting and dental implants typically go hand-in-hand, as the loss of a tooth can wear down the surrounding jawbone structure and a dental implant is a common procedure toreplace lost teeth. As soon as a person loses a tooth, bone loss begins. In order to place a sturdy, reliable dental implant, bone grafting procedure…

Heart attacks and shoveling snow….

To all my fellow New Yorkers and Bostonians….Please beware of the dangerous link between heart attacks a.k.a. Myocardial Infarction (MI) and shoveling snow.  As this latest snow storm, which some have called the worst one in 100 years, works its way up the coast, you need to take some precautions.  In the past, extreme weather…

Better Breakfast for a Better Smile

Breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day. It kick starts your body and provides you with enough energy to make it through your hectic morning as well as keep your mind focused on the task at hand. Eating a balanced breakfast is not only good for you body, but also good for…

Pain management and opioid use

Categories: Blog

Recently with all the attention on opioid abuse, I thought it would be wise to share the recommendations that we all must abide by when we prescribe pain medications to patients after surgery.  These recommendations are referred to as the “white paper”, a position paper by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS).…

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