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1251 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. #311
Allentown, PA 18103
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Hellertown, PA 18055

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Do All Broken Teeth Require Extraction?
Posted on 9/25/2019 by Ankur Johri
Some people may think that if they break a tooth, it means they will need to remove the tooth. While that is sometimes the case, it is not always the best approach. The reality is that there are a few different options available to us when you break a tooth. How we treat a broken tooth depends on many factors and we will look to find the best way to deal with the problem to correct it and prevent any problems in the future. It Depends on What Broken MeansA broken tooth can mean many different things. Some people think that if they crack their tooth or if they have a small chip in it, that is a broken tooth. For others, a broken tooth means that a large chunk of the tooth is gone. Because there are different meanings for a broken tooth, the ability to treat a broken tooth depends on what has happened to it. Types of Treatment The most common form of treatment for a broken tooth is extraction, but there are other options. It is possible to use a filling if there is a small chip in the tooth. Another option is dental bonding. A resin is used to fill in the broken section of the tooth and is sealed through ultraviolet light. These options work when the beak is very small. For larger problems with a broken tooth, options include crowns or caps and veneers. These are cosmetic procedures that cover up the broken tooth. For these procedures to work, the portion of the tooth that remains needs to remain healthy. If there is an infection or if there is any disease in the tooth or the gums, these techniques are not going to help until the problems with the tooth are treated. For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment....

How to Tell if You Need Oral Surgery
Posted on 9/15/2019 by Ankur Johri
Most people come to visit our office for one of a few reasons. They come in for annual checkups and regular cleaning. They also come into our office when something is wrong with their teeth or gums. People worry that the pain they feel or the symptoms they suffer could mean something really bad. That fear could keep them from getting the help they need. While the idea of oral surgery is not always pleasant, it is something that can help resolve problems before they get worse. These are some of the things that could mean you need oral surgery. Many Types of Oral SurgeryThere are many different types of oral surgery. Many people hear the term surgery and are afraid that it means something very serious. There are many types of oral surgery that are relatively minor and are performed in our offices. The most common type of oral surgery is root canal therapy. Other types include extractions, dental implants and treatment for sleep apnea. Because of the wide variety of reasons for oral surgery, the way to tell if you need oral surgery will vary. Signs of a Problem The one thing that all oral surgical procedures have in common is that they can fix an issue you have with your oral health. If you have an impacted wisdom tooth or an infected tooth, the symptoms include pain and swelling at the site of the infection. If you need an extraction the signs can include broken, chipped or fractured teeth or pain around the site of the problem. The biggest problem is that many of the problems that you may think require oral surgery, have other possible treatments. The best thing you can do is not assume that the problems you have with your oral health require oral surgery. Instead, you should come in for an examination to determine the best course of action. For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment....

Top 4 Reasons You Could Need Oral Surgery
Posted on 8/25/2019 by Ankur Johri
If you have visited our office and have found out that you need oral surgery, then knowing why this is, is important. We do our best to explain the reasons behind the surgical procedure that we do, or need to do, but we welcome all of our patients to ask questions during this time so they have a better understanding of what is going to be done. Oral surgery is needed for a variety of reasons, so making sure to know these reasons is important. Top Reasons to Need Oral SurgeryOne of the biggest reasons is that you have wisdom teeth that need to be removed from the back of your mouth. This could be because they are impacted, they are growing the wrong way, they are crowding the mouth, or a variety of other reasons. The next reason is because you have impacted teeth somewhere in your mouth. This can cause issues with your adjacent teeth, gums, jawbone, or other areas of the face. This causes a big issue when it comes to the functionality and look of your teeth and smile. Bone loss in the jaw area and under the gums can require oral surgery to fix. This can help the bony area provide more structure inside the mouth. The last procedure could be that you have a jaw misalignment that needs to be fixed. Through oral surgery, this can be aligned for better talking, eating, smiling, and other functions that come with using your mouth. It is highly recommended that you speak with us regarding the oral surgery you need to have done. We can work with you on the best possible oral surgery plan that works to repair the issues you face, but also make you comfortable. Call us today to set up a time to come in and talk....

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Do All Broken Teeth Require Extraction?
How to Tell if You Need Oral Surgery
Top 4 Reasons You Could Need Oral Surgery
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Who Benefits Most from Sinus Implant Procedures?
Why We Offer Several Types of Sedation
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We Offer Several Sedation Options for Your Oral Surgery
Signs You Have Uneven Jaw Growth
If You Have Ringing In Your Ears, We May Have Solutions to Help
How to Track the Details of TMJ Pain
What Is Distraction Osteogenesis?
Signs Your Tooth May Need to Be Sectioned for a Dental Extraction
Sinus Infections Can Come from Oral Health Issues
Your TMJ Problems Could Leave Your Ears Ringing
Understanding What Comes with Cleft Palate
Types of Facial Trauma Oral Surgeons Help With
Treating an Infection of the Salivary Gland
Top 3 Reasons to Come See Us After an Auto Accident
Are There Reasons to Fear Bony Growths in The Mouth?
3 Bad Habits You May Have That Could Increase Your TMJ Pain
Your TMJ Problems Could Leave Your Ears Ringing
How Do Salivary Glands Get Infected?
First Steps to Take Following Dental Trauma
Making Your Mouth Healthier to Improve Your Odds of Getting Dental Implants


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