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Can I Get Dental Implants While Pregnant?

August 12, 2022

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Woman wondering about getting dental implants during pregnancy

Dentists, specialists, and patients throughout the world agree that dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth. However, the process for placing them is somewhat complex, and your oral surgeon will need to be familiar with your overall health before they approve you to go ahead with treatment. If you are pregnant, it is very likely that they will urge you to wait until after your baby arrives to undergo your dental implant procedure. Let’s talk more about why getting dental implants during pregnancy is unwise.


What Is It Like to Be Under Dental Sedation?

July 16, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkoo @ 3:52 am
Gloved hands preparing to place nitrous oxide mask on patient

If you need a dental procedure or oral surgery, such as dental implant placement, you may understandably be a little nervous. To help you stay calm, your care provider may have offered sedation. But what does sedation feel like? The answer depends on the type of medication that is used. Let’s discuss what you can expect to feel with a few popular types of sedation dentistry.


Is Dental Sedation Safe During Pregnancy?

June 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkoo @ 12:40 pm
Woman visiting dentist during pregnancy, wondering about dental sedation

If you are expecting a baby, you deserve a hearty congratulations! Of course, while you are happily awaiting your little one’s arrival, you must be careful to look after both their health and your own. Naturally, that brings up some questions about dental care. For example, you may wonder if dental sedation is safe during pregnancy. Let’s discuss this important topic.


Will Nitrous Oxide Put Me to Sleep?

May 12, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkoo @ 1:03 pm
Female dental patient relaxing after procedure with nitrous oxide

Do you have an upcoming dental procedure or oral surgery? You may have questions about the experience ahead of you. In particular, you might be curious about what you will feel during your appointment. Fortunately, sedation options, such as nitrous oxide, can ensure that you experience virtually zero discomfort. But what exactly does nitrous oxide feel like? Will it put you to sleep? Let’s discuss the answers to these intriguing questions.


Dental Implants and Rheumatoid Arthritis: What You Should Know

March 18, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkoo @ 3:57 pm
Senior woman learning about dental implants and rheumatoid arthritis

According to one estimate, roughly 1.5 million Americans suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (RA). If you are among them, you may face a number of daily challenges. Dealing with tooth loss on top of RA may make matters even worse. Is it possible for you to rebuild a healthy, complete, and strong smile with dental implants? Let’s discuss a few key facts about dental implants and rheumatoid arthritis.


Should You Get Dental Implants after Menopause?

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkoo @ 3:20 pm
Mature woman smiling with dental implants after menopause

Menopause is an important life event. It is marked by hormonal changes that affect many systems throughout a woman’s body. If you are nearing menopause or have already reached it, you may wonder about its effects on your oral health. If you have lost one or more teeth, you may be especially curious about how menopause might affect your candidacy for dental implants. Let’s discuss this important topic.


5 Full Mouth Reconstruction Treatment Options

February 25, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkoo @ 5:45 pm
Woman confidently smiling after full mouth reconstruction

If you have severe or complex dental problems, your dentist may suggest that you undergo full mouth reconstruction, which is a customized treatment plan to help restore the health and function of your teeth. This highly personalized service may involve multiple procedures. What can you expect on your journey back to a strong smile? Here are five treatments that might be in your near future:


Your Simple Guide to Kissing with Dentures

January 27, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkoo @ 5:52 pm
Romantic senior couple standing outside, kissing with dentures

Do you have a big date coming up? Whether you are going out for the first time with a special someone, or you are planning an evening out with your partner of many years, you want your date to go smoothly. If you are new to dentures, you might be worried about kissing with them. Will they stay in place? Do you have to do anything special to prepare? To help you get ready for your date, we have put together a brief guide to kissing with dentures.


How to Adjust to Eating with Dentures

December 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkoo @ 3:38 pm
Senior couple enjoying a meal, eating with dentures

Before you got dentures, the idea of having a full set of teeth and the ability to eat a wide variety of foods may have made you look forward with eager anticipation to getting your prosthetic. Now, though, you might be a little disappointed because you aren’t enjoying the comfort and function that you hoped for, especially when you sit down to enjoy a meal. Don’t worry. It takes some time to get used to eating with dentures. Here are some practical tips to help you out:


4 Holiday Foods to Skip if You Wear Restorations

November 20, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkoo @ 8:24 pm
a table full of holiday foods

Wearing dentures can give you back the smile you’ve been missing, but it can also pose potential problems when faced with your favorite holiday foods. While craving your seasonal favorites, it’s important that you understand which items you should avoid and which you can indulge in. Here are four holiday foods you’ll want to say “no, thank you” to if you want to spend less time with your emergency dentist and more time with family and friends.

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