Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed If They Are Not Causing Any Pain?

In the United States, surgeons remove about 10 million wisdom teeth every single year. But one question we get from our patients is if it’s really necessary for them to undergo wisdom teeth extraction. Pasadena patients sometimes have wisdom teeth coming in that don’t cause them any pain or discomfort. So why should they have them removed? This is an excellent question and one that…Read More

Do Dental Implants Last a Lifetime?

When our patients get dental implants, they are always amazed at all of their incredible benefits. But one of the first questions we get asked is how long do dental implants last. This is a terrific question, and we love answering it because we get to talk about another one of the huge benefits to getting dental implants. Glendale patients that are suffering from a…Read More

5 Reasons To Consider Dental Implants

Dental implants were first used in 1965, and over the last 52 years, the technology and techniques used in the procedure have advanced by leaps and bounds. There are several tremendous benefits that our patients experience with dental implants. Glendale patients often ask us why they should replace their teeth with dental implants and in this blog post, we’re going to look at 5 of…Read More

5 Tips On Caring For Your Dentures

Dentures are a good solution to restore a smile. Over time, we may become lazy with brushing and other dental hygiene, or have had incidents where we have lost some of our teeth. This is perfectly normal, and a lot of Americans deal with these issues. Fortunately, we live in a time where dentures are available to us. In Pasadena, a lot of people have…Read More

Sometimes Dentures Make Speaking Clearly Difficult. What Are Your Options?

There might be a couple of reasons why you are considering dentures. You could’ve potentially lost one or more teeth and need dentures as a replacement. Maybe you don’t like the appearance of your front teeth and would prefer a more aesthetically pleasing look. Possibly, your teeth are damaged, and you’d rather have replacements to show off more natural-looking pearly whites. Whichever reason you may…Read More

Are Immediate Dental Implants as Strong as Natural Teeth?

When considering dental surgery to replace a damaged tooth, you may find yourself asking if immediate dental implants as strong as natural teeth. Dentures and implants inserted with older techniques lack the biting and chewing power of natural teeth. If immediate dental implants are required, it’s natural to assume you’re making a compromise in quality to have teeth right away, but here in La Canada,…Read More

Can I Take My Prescribed Medications Before Oral Surgery?

Oral surgery is often an outpatient procedure, which means you can go home when it’s over without staying in a hospital overnight. Because of this, your surgeon may give you specific instructions on how to prepare for the oral surgery. La Canada residents have numerous qualified dentists to choose from when undergoing such a procedure, and most of them tailor their instructions to fit the…Read More

Do I Need to Fast Before Having Oral Surgery?

Oral surgery can entail numerous specific operations, from wisdom teeth removal to dental implants and surgical repair. Specifics vary, but every surgery requires preparation from the patient, which invariably entails some questions for the surgeon. Chief among them is “do I need to fast before having oral surgery?” Glendale residents have a number of dentists who can provide an answer, but in truth, it usually…Read More

How Are Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth are the “back teeth” in the four corners of your mouth: the last to come in and often the ones that cause the most problems. Because most people’s mouths are too small to fit all 32 adult teeth, wisdom teeth become impacted or come in at odd angles. They’re difficult to clean, they can be very painful, and the longer they are left…Read More

Do I Still Need Dental Check-Ups if I wear Dentures?

Dentures have been the standby for replacing teeth for centuries, and today many people still wear either partials or full dentures. Because they can be removed – and because they’re completely artificial – patients may ask “Do I still need dental check-ups if I wear dentures?” The answer is an unequivocal yes. Dentures are no longer the only option for patients with missing teeth, but…Read More