Altitude Oral Maxillofacial Implant Center Blog
March 21, 2019
An estimated 25% of the population has sleep apnea, which impacts overall health in many serious ways. Not to mention that this common condition leads to feeling tired and cranky every day! Non-invasive treatment options are always recommended first, but what if they don’t work? In these cases, an oral surgeon in Denver can perform a procedure to open the airway so you can breathe better and rest easy at night. Learn more about this condition and how it can be treated below, and take the first step towards better health and more energy!
February 4, 2019
Now, new innovations in dentistry allow your dentist to preserve your teeth for longer than before; however, sometimes they may recommend you have one or more removed, such as your third molars. Wisdom teeth in Denver are commonly extracted to resolve a variety of complications, such as pain, overcrowding, or infection. If the teeth are partially or fully impacted, you will need to see an oral surgeon. Often the extraction and recovery are complication-free, but some people may develop a painful condition called dry socket. Thankfully, there are several things you can do to prevent it.
January 15, 2019
Between the ages of 16 and 25, the third set of molars erupts, called the wisdom teeth. Unfortunately, it often occurs with complications. In some cases, the molars may not erupt correctly or there may not be enough room in your mouth to accommodate them. This can lead to painful oral health problems. To resolve the issues, your dentist may recommend their removal. It is normal to be concerned about the cost of the extractions for your wisdom teeth in Denver, but you have nothing to fear. Often, you can use your dental insurance to pay for a portion of the cost.
January 6, 2019
Are you among the 22 million Americans suffering from obstructive sleep apnea? You need effective treatment to protect your health and your quality of life. Your dentist can give you the solutions you need to breathe easier and sleep better, but is there an alternative option? You may want to consider seeing an oral surgeon for sleep apnea treatment in Denver. They have advanced training and skills to make the best decisions for your long-term health.
December 1, 2018
Wisdom teeth are your third set of molars (the far back teeth in your mouth). They’re called wisdom teeth because they typically don’t come in until your later teens or early 20’s. Most people have to get them removed because they are impacted, can come in crooked, or can cause damage or crowding in your mouth. After getting your wisdom teeth in Denver removed, there are certain precautions you can take to ensure everything heals properly and quickly. Here are some foods that you should and shouldn’t eat for a more comfortable recovery.
November 11, 2018
What do you have on your year-end to-do list? You might be busy preparing for family gatherings, snatching up great deals at your favorite retail stores, and thinking about your resolutions for 2019. You might also find it beneficial to schedule that oral surgery in Denver that you’ve been putting off. Getting your procedure taken care of now can help you to get the most out of your 2018 dental insurance benefits.
October 1, 2018
Your wisdom teeth are the very back molars in your smile. They usually appear or can be felt growing in by the age of 20. These teeth cleverly got their name because they grow in when you are much older (and hopefully wiser) than you were when most of your other adult teeth came in. You’ve probably heard about wisdom teeth removal, or even had yours removed, but why do they need to be taken out in the first place? Read on to learn what can happen if your wisdom teeth in Denver aren’t removed from a trusted oral surgeon.
July 20, 2018
If you have been suffering from jaw pain or limited mobility from a TMJ disorder, injury to the temporomandibular joint, or another issue, it may have been recommended for you to have jaw surgery in Denver. Although you may be a bit apprehensive about the procedure, you have nothing to fear. Due to several advancements over the years, it is now less invasive while providing more successful results. Your oral surgeon will cater to your comfort while performing the corrective surgery using the latest techniques.
July 7, 2018
Throughout your life, you will experience many changes to your teeth. In addition to the eruption of your first tooth and losing your first baby tooth, another leading milestone is when your wisdom teeth finally break through. Usually, between the ages of 16 and 21, 4 third molars erupt; however, this is not true for everyone. Some people are born without all of them. In fact, 35% of people are missing one or more. This is not the only abnormality that can occur. You could have more than the average person, too. If this happens, you will need an extraction for your extra wisdom teeth in Denver.
June 13, 2018
While dentists typically try to help patients keep their natural teeth in place, third molars may be the exception that makes the rule. Commonly referred to as wisdom teeth, this third set of large, back teeth erupt in the late teens and early twenties, and while they were biologically necessary in the past, improved oral health and diet make this final set of teeth unnecessary for the majority of patients. Unfortunately, many young people who need wisdom tooth extraction are still in school. That means the best time to schedule wisdom tooth removal is right now while school is out for the summer!