• Busting myths about dental implants

      For many people, the term dental implant still brings pictures of their grandpa’s old dentures that were kept in the bathroom when grandpa wasn’t using them. The clicking sound it made as it went into the mouth sounded dreary enough to avoid using them at any point in life. But modern dental implants are a far cry from the old dentures that everyone is so familiar with. In fact, today dental implants have become so technologically advanced that there are hardly any issues with esthetics or infection or bone loss. Let’s go bust some myths surrounding dental implants. #1 – You cannot use a dental implant after a certain…

  • Living through oral surgery and recovering after it

      There is nothing scarier than the dentist’s chair for some people. And we wouldn’t blame them either. You are surrounded by machines with extensions that look and sound like chainsaws, you are partially blinded because a strong light is glaring on your face and a guy or a lady with a weird looking mask is going to prop and prod in your mouth. Those are reasons to be scared. Aren’t they? Jokes apart, an oral surgery for treating injuries, infections or defective teeth is much easier than what most people imagine. Modern day dentistry clubbed with the advancement in anesthesia make the procedure painless and smooth and with some…

  • The Noobs guide to Wisdom Teeth

    That dreadful, agonizing pain at the back of the mouth! Almost everybody gets them at some point of their lives and wise old parents attribute it to the wisdom teeth. What really is the wisdom teeth and why do they sprout so late in our lives? More importantly, why are they associated with pain, nerve damage and misalignment? Here’s the low down on it. The Evolutionary relic The Wisdom teeth were once considered to be extremely important for our ancestors who had a diet that comprised of rough food. Chewing on plants, raw or semi cooked meat, nuts, reeds and sticks needed a strong set of rear teeth that allowed…