Elite Oral Surgery Associates Blog

Wondering If Everyone Has Wisdom Teeth? Here’s the Answer!

February 20, 2024

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Dentist and patient talking in dental office

Today, having your third set of molars removed is looked at as a rite of passage; a time where you get to rest, eat ice cream, and watch Netflix. But does everyone have wisdom teeth? The answer might surprise you!

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Why You Should Combine Your Dentures with Dental Implants

January 16, 2024

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a patient during their dental implant consultation

If you’re familiar with dental implants, then you might already know just how fantastic they are; they’re considered the gold standard of tooth replacement due to their unique ability to restore lost teeth in terms of look, feel and function. But if you have dentures, you might be wondering if attaching them to dental implants is a viable option—when you do this, your dentures go from being cumbersome to feeling just like a natural part of your mouth! Keep reading to learn more about why you should consider this fantastic tooth restoration option if you have dentures.

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Navigate the Holidays After Oral Surgery with These Useful Tips

December 1, 2023

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a patient relaxing at home during the holidays

The holiday season is a time of joy, celebration, gift-giving, and of course, indulgence in all sorts of delicious and festive foods! However, if you’ve recently undergone oral surgery, you might be worried about how your holidays are going to be impacted; after all, you wouldn’t want to jeopardize your oral health immediately after doing something to aid it! Fortunately, you don’t have to totally rethink your holiday plans; here are some dentist-approved tips that will let you make the most of this time of year without compromising your recovery!

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Is It Okay to Drink Coffee Following a Tooth Extraction?

November 2, 2023

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a person rejecting a cup of coffee

The aroma of freshly brewed coffee is pretty hard to resist—sometimes even the smell of coffee alone is enough to put a smile on one’s face, but of course, that first cup of the day can be quite a revitalizing experience! However, after a tooth extraction, indulging in that daily cup of Joe might not be the best idea. Dental procedures require special care, especially the crucial healing period following a tooth extraction. Continue reading below to learn a little more about why it’s unwise to consume coffee if you’ve recently had one or more of your teeth pulled, along with a few better alternatives.

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Am I Too Old to Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

October 1, 2023

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a patient attending a dental consultation

Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that emerge at the back of the mouth, usually between the ages of 17 and 25 for most patients. While scientists believe that these teeth were historically essential for the coarse diets that our ancestors consumed, these days, they tend to cause more problems than they solve. This is why wisdom tooth extractions are among the most common of all dental procedures, capable of even being performed during a patient’s youth. But what about older patients; can they have their wisdom teeth removed without issue, or does age present any hurdles that must be overcome? Continue reading below to learn more.

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The Do’s & Don’ts of Dental Implant Surgery Recovery

September 2, 2023

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a patient smiling while visiting his dentist

Dental implants are considered the gold standard of tooth replacement, due to them being able to replicate natural teeth in terms of appearance and functionality. And if you’ve just received your own dental implants, you’re probably looking forward to decades of having beautiful teeth that work optimally. That said, there are certain things you want to do, as well as things you want to avoid doing, during your recovery period to ensure that your new restoration(s) serve you well. Here’s what you need to know.

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What You Need to Know Before Getting Out-Of-Network Dental Care

August 2, 2023

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a person paying their dental bill

Life can come at you pretty fast, and sometimes, you might need to seek dental care from an out-of-network provider. But despite the numerous reasons for needing to go outside of your health insurance plan for this care, you are essentially taking a gamble by seeking a dentist outside of your benefits package. Keep reading to learn more about a few of the things you should know if you’re planning to see an out-of-network dentist.

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3 Reasons to Undergo Wisdom Tooth Extraction During the Summer

June 2, 2023

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a patient attending her dental appointment

Summertime is finally here, and you’ve probably got plenty of fun activities and exciting trips planned for you and your loved ones! But if your dentist has recently informed you that it’s nearing the time to have your wisdom teeth extracted, you might be wondering if you should undergo the procedure before or after your summer vacation. Despite what you might initially think, summertime is actually a very convenient opportunity for this process! Here are three reasons why it’s worth considering undergoing wisdom tooth extraction this summer season.

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Can I Replace Existing Restorations with Dental Implants?

May 2, 2023

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a closeup of a dental implant model

Dental implants are one of the most awesome and innovative restorative dental solutions around, capable of fully restoring lost teeth in terms of look, feel, and functionality. And better yet, these posts are designed with the future in mind and can persist under optimal circumstances for virtually a lifetime. That said, you might be wondering if it’s possible to replace existing dental restorations, such as bridges, with dental implants—and the answer is yes! Keep reading to learn a little more from your trusted dentist about dental implants and how they can be used to upgrade older restorations.

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