An Oral Abscess and a Dental Cyst Are Different Things

Oral maladies can cause significant discomfort and distress. Two potential afflictions of the gum tissues that might require surgical intervention come in the form of an oral abscess or a dental cyst. It’s important to keep in mind that there are some distinct differences between the two. Their severity, location, and potential complications from infection will help determine the course... read more »

Causes of a Toothache

A toothache can be caused by several sources.  Any single one of them can pose serious complications. If it goes untreated for too long the problem could become very significant. If you suspect your toothache is directly related to a recent trauma such as a blow to the face, it could be that the dentin, pulp or root of the... read more »

Wisdom Teeth Facts

Did you know that 85% of wisdom teeth will eventually have to be removed? Have you heard that your wisdom teeth can cause serious problems for your smile? Both of these claims are true, but are far from a comprehensive list of facts on wisdom teeth. Please feel free to read on if you are interested in more wisdom teeth... read more »

What Is Osteonecrosis Of The Jaw?

Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is a rare but serious condition that can cause deterioration to the jaw bone. Learn more about this disease and if you are at risk for it. Causes ONJ is also called antiresorptive agent-induced osteonecrosis of the jaw (ARONJ) because antiresorptive agents like bisphosphonates and denosumab can cause this condition. Antiresorptive agents are used by... read more »