I Have Dental Implants: Can I Still Get Cavities?

If you’re a Pasadena resident who has lost teeth to infections, extractions or injuries and as a result have dental implants, you likely have several questions about your new tooth replacement solution. What are dental implants made of? How do you care for them? And if I have dental implants, am I still susceptible to cavities? No, You Can’t Get Cavities in Your Dental Implants…Read More

How Does Smoking Affect Dental Implants?

If you’ve been told you need to make an appointment in our Pasadena office, but you also smoke cigarettes, you might be wondering if your habit will affect this dental procedure. After all, anytime you go to the doctor you’re used to hearing that you need to quit. Well, while the doctors at Lytle, Tate & Stamper don’t want to lecture you, they do need…Read More

How Can I Correct an Underbite?

If you or your child has an underbite, you should rest assured that there are a few different procedures that can correct the issue for good. For young patients born with an underbite, dental surgery may not be required, and correcting an underbite often includes one of the following non-surgical procedures: An Upper Jaw Expander With an upper jaw expander, a wire-frame device is fitted…Read More

Dry Sockets and Wisdom Teeth Extraction

When you come to our Pasadena office for wisdom teeth extraction, you’ll leave your oral surgery appointment with a set of post-operative instructions. For optimal recovery, you should follow these directions from Lytle, Tate & Stamper exactly as written. If you don’t, you may end up with a painful complication of wisdom teeth extraction called dry sockets. What is a Dry Socket? To truly understand…Read More

Diet Tips After Wisdom Teeth Extraction

 Are you scheduled for wisdom teeth extraction in our Pasadena office? If so, you’ve probably heard that after your oral surgery, you’ll need to follow a soft food diet as your mouth heals from the procedure. But, what can you eat? And how long do you have to be on a soft food diet. Check out these tips: After a wisdom teeth extraction, you should…Read More

Can I Get Dental Implants if I Have Existing Medical Conditions?

Every Pasadena resident deserves to have a beautiful smile. If you’re missing teeth, dental implants can help restore your smile to its former glory. Getting dental implants is considered an oral surgery, though. Which begs the question, “Can I get dental implants if I have existing medical conditions?” For the most part, if you are healthy enough to have regular dental treatment, then you are…Read More

The Dental Implant Process: What’s Involved?

If you’re a Pasadena resident considering getting dental implants to replace missing teeth, or permanent teeth you’ve been told need to be removed, you may be wondering what is involved in the process. After all, oral surgery can be a scary event for anyone, especially those who have never had any sort of bodily surgery before. Every year in our Pasadena office, the doctors of…Read More

5 Facts You May Not Know About Wisdom Teeth

When it comes to wisdom teeth, and in particular wisdom teeth extraction, many of our Pasadena patients seem to come in with some preconceived notions about getting and removing wisdom teeth. Well, we’re here to set the record straight. Here are 5 facts that you may not have known about wisdom teeth, and wisdom teeth extraction. 1) Modern Adults Don’t Need Wisdom Teeth Our mouths…Read More

5 Diseases and Conditions That Are Treated by Oral Surgery

Often, when patients in our Pasadena offices are told they need oral surgery, they’re surprised. The main reason for the shock is that so many dental patients just don’t realize how many different oral surgery procedures there are, and how many different diseases and conditions can be treated by oral surgery. At the office of Lytle, Tate & Stamper, our doctors perform a number of…Read More

3 Ways Dental Implants Can Restore Your Smile

When patients with missing teeth come to our Pasadena office looking to restore their smiles, they want to know what teeth replacement options are available. Currently, there are 3 teeth replacement options on the market: dentures or partial dentures, dental bridges and dental implants. While dentures and dental bridges are tried and tested methods of replacing missing teeth, the newest technology on the market –…Read More