Often the staff at our oral and maxillofacial surgery center is asked, what happens if you don’t remove your wisdom teeth? That’s a fair question. So we thought we’d answer it in a general way here. Not removing your wisdom teeth is as common as removing them. However, which way is best? What are the […]Read More →
What Does a Maxillofacial Surgeon Do?
Combining dental training and advanced surgical training, a maxillofacial surgeon handles the most difficult cases related to teeth, jaws, mouth, and face. It takes eight years or more of education and training to become certified as maxillofacial doctor. Dr. Donavan Hansen, for instance, has a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Colorado […]Read More →
What Procedures are Typical at an Oral Surgery Center?
Your dentist, orthodontist and endodontist have many skills, but there are some problems that need a specialist. That’s where a clinic, such as Desert Valley Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, comes into play. Problems addressed by an oral surgery center may be related to dentistry, speech development, or injury. Typically, our most common procedures deal with […]Read More →
What are the Pros and Cons of Fixed Dentures vs Implants?
Many patients ask us about the pros and cons of dentures vs implants. This blog should give you answers to common questions about these choices. It is vital for patients to think about this issue, given that tooth loss is quite common. Tooth loss has decreased slightly in the last forty years, but it continues […]Read More →
A Patient’s Guide to Wisdom Tooth Extraction Queen Creek AZ
Are you or your child a candidate for wisdom teeth extraction? Only a board certified oral surgeon, such as Dr. Donovan Hansen, is qualified to answer that question, but here’s some general information you should know about wisdom tooth extraction Queen Creek AZ. What are Wisdom Teeth? Dentists call them third molars. These teeth emerge […]Read More →
Dental Implants Queen Creek AZ
Before you pay money for dentures, find out how you can enjoy a better smile with a visit to Desert Valley Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Donovan Hansen uses the latest techniques and long-established dental protocols to provide you with dental implants. You may be a candidate for All on 4, a procedure that speeds […]Read More →
Traditional to All On 4: How to Clean Your Dentures
Dentures are an excellent way to restore full, beautiful smiles. Whether you have traditional dentures or have upgraded to All on 4, it’s important you know how to care for your dental prosthetic. At Desert Valley, our patients often have questions about proper denture care. Our guide breaks down care by denture type for easy […]Read More →
Does My Child Need a Frenectomy?
Push your tongue up over your front teeth and against your gums. Between your gums and your upper lip, you’ll feel a taut band of tissue. This is called a frenum, and there are several in your mouth. When this tissue is too tight, it can interfere with speech, comfort and even tooth alignment. Your […]Read More →
Staying Comfortable After Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Most Americans will have their wisdom teeth removed at some point in their life. If it’s time to have yours removed, knowing what you’ll need to be comfortable can help you plan for a smooth recovery. Your oral surgeon will send you home with plenty of instructions after your wisdom tooth extraction, but these tips […]Read More →
Teeth in a Day: Enjoy Your New Teeth Right Away
Getting implant-supported dentures means saying goodbye to tooth aches, an incomplete smile and worries about bone loss. Without a better option, it could also mean waiting months or even a year before you got to enjoy your new dentures. Luckily, you don’t have to wait. Teeth in a Day is an great option that lets […]Read More →