Dental implants give you a second chance to have fully functional permanent teeth and enjoy life to the fullest. They look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. Patients regain the ability to eat their favorite foods and can smile with confidence, because their teeth appear natural.
The average adult has a total of 32 teeth. However, the average mouth only fits 28 teeth. The four additional teeth, which are the last teeth in the back of the jaw, are your Third Molars, commonly known as “wisdom teeth.” Your wisdom teeth usually are non-functional teeth and often need to be removed.
We understand that patients can be very nervous and anxious about their oral surgery procedure. We try to make your experience as pleasant as possible. The sedation that we offer will put you to sleep and make you comfortable during your procedure.
If you have missing teeth, your jawbone can decline significantly in those areas. This can lead to poor quality and quantity of bone, making it unsuitable for dental implant placement. In these situations, we can perform a bone grafting procedure to rebuild the jawbone.
Countless people suffer from headaches and migraines on a weekly or even daily basis. For many years, common headache treatments have overlooked the role that the mouth, jaws and bite alignment can play in triggering this type of pain. Dr. Achong has taken an entirely new approach to diagnosing and treating chronic headaches and migraines.
Occasionally, you may find that lumps or sores have formed inside your mouth. These can be a sign of a pathologic process, or cancerous growth. The most serious of which is oral cancer. Do not ignore suspicious lumps or sores.
There are many different causes of facial trauma including motor vehicle accidents, accidental falls, sports injuries, interpersonal violence, and work related injuries. When necessary, an oral surgeon can treat fractures of the bone that surrounds your teeth and replant teeth that have been displaced or “knocked out”.
When recession of the gums occurs, the body loses a natural defense against bacterial penetration and trauma. When this problem occurs, gum reconstruction using grafting techniques is an option. Gum recession can also result in a cosmetic defect and a “long in the tooth” look that can be corrected.