Do Zygomatic Implants Hurt?

Zygomatic implants are used in cases where the bone in the upper jaw has severely degraded. The name refers to the zygomatic bone, which possesses a density unseen in other types of bone and provides the requisite strength to support the implant of new teeth. For residents of Pasadena, zygomatic implants can be performed locally without having to travel to Los Angeles. But do zygomatic…Read More

How Long Does it Take to Get Emergency Dental Implants?

Dental emergencies differ little from other types of medical emergencies: they must be addressed promptly or further damage may occur. This is especially true in the case of dental implants, which are used in cases when a tooth cannot be saved and must be replaced quickly. Here in Pasadena, emergency dental implants require a local surgeon to perform quickly. Otherwise, the patient must travel to…Read More

How Long Does it Take to Place Immediate Dental Implants?

Immediate dental implants are often used in emergencies, or for times when a damaged tooth cannot be replaced. Here in Glendale, immediate dental implants can be performed by local surgeons, preventing patients from having to drive to Los Angeles or further. But how long does it take to place immediate dental implants and what can you expect before undergoing such a procedure? Early Implants Took…Read More

When Should Wisdom Teeth Be Removed?

Wisdom teeth can be found in the very back of your mouth, and most people need to have them removed sooner or later.  Our jaws normally lack the room to accommodate them, and since they’re the last teeth to emerge, they often become impacted or embedded in your gums. The longer they’re left in place, the more difficult they can be to remove, which can cause…Read More

Dr. John L. Lytle – Teacher

After several years in practice and as USC’s Director of the Undergraduate Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, I wanted to work with USC students one-on-one. I attended USC for undergraduate as well as medical and dental school, so it has always been close to my heart. When I was asked to teach graduate students, I was thrilled at the prospect of creating ongoing relationships with incoming…Read More

Will My Dentures Ever Need to Be Replaced?

Patients with dentures often ask if they will ever need replacing and the answer is usually yes. Though dentures are intended as long-term solutions to missing teeth – lasting for many years with proper care – patients with dentures still require regular check-ups to ensure the health of any remaining teeth and to address any discomfort or misalignment with the dentures. Like everything else, dentures…Read More

Why Would I Need Emergency Dental Implants?

No one anticipates a medical emergency, but when one occurs, you need to move quickly. This is especially true in situations involving your teeth, though, often, these are overlooked as being emergent in nature. In truth, sudden damage to your teeth can be as debilitating as damage to your bones or vital organs. The good news is, in Glendale, emergency dental implants are provided by…Read More

What are Zygomatic Implants?

It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie: zygomatic implants. In truth, they’re an aspect of dentistry, and for people with certain dental conditions, they can make all the difference. Even better, for residents of Pasadena, zygomatic implants are available locally, saving you a lengthy drive elsewhere. But what are zygomatic implants, and more importantly, are they right for you? Dental Implants for…Read More

All-on-4® Patient Spotlight – Annalissa Mendoza

For people with significant tooth decay or tooth loss who can’t get dental implants because of bone loss, our All-on-4® procedure is turning their lives around. Not many people think this way about dentists but we can truly help change people’s lives! We like to highlight some of the amazing stories that we get to take part in because we’re proud of our patients and…Read More

All-on-4® Dental Implant Case Study – Cynthia Mitchell

“My treating dentist referred me to Dr. Lytle for the extraction of a failed root canal molar. Being that I already hate going to the dentist, the idea of an extraction was abhorrent to me… And I was not prepared to undergo a fourth root canal on the same tooth! I arrived at Dr. Lytle’s office very nervous and fearful. But he removed all my…Read More