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Implant Placement Post Operation Care

Bleeding: Small amount of blood in the saliva can make your saliva appear quiet red. This is normal and may be noticed the rest of the day after the procedure. Smoking: Smoking should be stopped after surgery. Healing and success of the implant will be substantially reduced by the cigarette smoke chemical in your body.

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Tooth Extraction Post Operation

After an extraction it is important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. That is why Dr. Kayali will ask you to bite on gauze for 30 to 45 minutes after the extraction. If bleeding or oozing continues after you remove the gauze, place a gauze on

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Oral Pathology

Oral Pathology

The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin (mucosa) that is smooth and coral pink in color. Any alteration in this appearance could be a warning sign for a pathological process. The most serious of these is oral cancer. The following can be signs at the beginning of a

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wisdom teeth

Wisdom Teeth

By the age of 18, the average adult has 32 teeth; 16 teeth on the top and 16 teeth on the bottom. Each tooth in the mouth has a specific name and function. The teeth in the front of the mouth (incisors, canine, and bicuspid teeth) are ideal for grasping and biting food into smaller

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jawbone health

The Importance of Teeth for Jawbone Health

When one or more teeth are missing, it can lead to jawbone loss at the site of the gap. This loss of jawbone can develop into additional problems, both with your appearance and your overall health. You may experience pain, problems with your remaining teeth, and altered facial appearance, and eventually even the inability to

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sinus lift

Sinus Lift

The maxillary sinuses are behind your cheeks and on top of the upper teeth. These sinuses are empty, air-filled spaces. Some of the roots of the natural upper teeth extend up into the maxillary sinuses. When these upper teeth are removed, there is often just a thin wall of bone separating the maxillary sinus and

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what-is-socket-preservation

Socket Reservation Procedure

Removal of teeth is sometimes necessary because of pain, infection, bone loss or fracture of the tooth. The bone that holds the tooth in place (the socket) is often damaged by disease and/or infection resulting in deformity of the jaw after the tooth is extracted. In addition, when teeth are extracted, the surrounding bone and

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Ridge Augmentation

Ridge Augmentation

A ridge augmentation is a common dental procedure often performed following a tooth extraction to help recreate the natural contour of the gums and jaw that may have been lost due to bone loss as a result of a tooth extraction, or for another reason. The alveolar ridge of the jaw is the bone that

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jawbone loss

Reasons for Jawbone Loss and Deterioration

The following are the most common causes for jawbone deterioration and loss that may require a bone grafting procedure When an adult tooth is removed and not replaced, jawbone deterioration may occur. Natural teeth are embedded in the jawbone and stimulate the jawbone through activities such as chewing and biting. When teeth are missing, the

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Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is exactly what the name suggests. The substance is a by-product of blood (plasma) that is rich in platelets. Until now, its use has been confined to the hospital setting. This was due mainly to the cost of separating the platelets from the blood (thousands) and the large amount of blood

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Keeping ahead of COVID-19

Due to the evolving situation of the COVID-19 and its impact on our health, safety, community, and team... We are taking every precaution necessary within our offices and we ask you to help us by participating in these precautions as well. - Dr. Kayali and team.