All About Jaw Fractures

Your jawbone is the biggest bone in the lower part of your face and it is commonly broken during facial trauma, with only noses getting broken more often. The lower jaw is medically referred to as the “mandible”, which acts as the foundation for your teeth.  Your teeth sit in the “Alveolar bone”  which is…

Great Advances: All on 4 Dental Implants

Dental implants have been called one of the greatest advances in dentistry.  They are titanium posts that are inserted into the jaw to provide support for an artificial tooth.  They basically act like a root of a tooth.  Out of all the other options for replacing missing teeth, dental implants get as close to a…

After the Implant: Post-Operative Instructions

Your new dental implants are going to improve your life, possibly in ways you cannot imagine.  But first you need to recover from the titanium post implanted in your jaw before you can fully take advantage of it.  In general it takes about 3 to 6 months and even longer for implants to become integrated…

Impacted and Extracted: Wisdom Teeth in San Francisco

Wisdom teeth don’t have much to do with wisdom. If they did, we probably wouldn’t extract so many. But in San Francisco and Cupertino, we do extract a lot of them – sometimes for prevention, and other times because they have become impacted. Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars, also known as the “third…

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?…