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Category Archives for Gilbert

Structure of Tooth Diagram

As an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Hansen sees a lot of teeth and answers a lot of questions. One common question is about the structure of a tooth. So we thought we’d share this structure of tooth diagram to show you the different parts of a tooth. Then we decided to tell you more […]

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Important Things to Consider When Your Dentist Recommends Teeth Surgery

Important Things to Consider When Your Dentist Recommends Teeth Surgery

So you just had the dreaded teeth surgery conversation with your dentist. This can seem like a huge consideration, and you may think to yourself: “Is this even necessary?”. Even though getting any surgery can feel stressful, there are some important things to keep in mind when researching or scheduling your procedure. This will minimize […]

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Tips to Help with Dental Anxiety in Queen Creek AZ

Tips to Help with Dental Anxiety in Queen Creek AZ

Having fear or anxiety regarding dental appointments or procedures is commonly known as dental anxiety and it is quite common. Often the anxiety is associated with fear of pain and discomfort or with the sound and look of the dental instruments used in a procedure. We often see signs of this in patients at our […]

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Dental Anesthesia for Wisdom Teeth, Dental Implants and Other Procedures

Dental Anesthesia for Wisdom Teeth, Dental Implants and Other Procedures

What is Dental Anesthesia? A common dilemma associated with dental procedures and oral surgery is dental anxiety. The anxiety often relates to concern about pain. When the procedure is explained and the person understands there will be no pain due to some type of dental anesthesia, most are able to be calm and have the […]

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The surprising connection between wisdom teeth and long-term health

The surprising connection between wisdom teeth and long-term health

Removing wisdom teeth as a teen or young adult is the best way to prevent the dental problems and/or dental procedures that can lead to heart disease. Early removal means getting the teeth out before they have had a chance to grow. These late-arriving molars don’t have deep roots and nerves. Our third molars usually […]

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The Link Between Cosmetic Dentistry and Your Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

The Link Between Cosmetic Dentistry and Your Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Cosmetic dentistry isn’t strictly the job of your regular dentist. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon is also vital to this discipline. While it isn’t simply cosmetic, tooth replacement and full mouth tooth replacement are best done by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon with advanced training and capability. What is cosmetic dentistry? Usually the definition of […]

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Health Reasons Older Adults May Need Wisdom Teeth Removed

Health Reasons Older Adults May Need Wisdom Teeth Removed

Most people think of having your wisdom teeth removed as something you do when you are a teenager. It is true that a majority of people who have their wisdom teeth removed are between the ages of 17 and 25. Five million people in the U.S. have their wisdom teeth removed annually according to the […]

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Seven Ways Dental Implants Benefit Oral Facial Health

Seven Ways Dental Implants Benefit Oral Facial Health

Dental implants are used to replace teeth in a permanent way. When taken care of, they can last a lifetime. They can be used to replace teeth that are lost due to any reason like injury, decay or disease. You have to be an older teen or adult to take advantage of this dental treatment […]

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Can a Loose Adult Tooth Be Repaired?

Can a Loose Adult Tooth Be Repaired?

If you are an adult with a loose tooth, you may have many questions like: How to tighten a loose tooth?; or How to get a loose tooth out? The tooth may be annoying you or it may hurt. One thing is for certain, you need to get it checked immediately. The most important action […]

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Sleep Apnea Jaw Surgery

Sleep Apnea Jaw Surgery

What is Sleep Apnea Jaw Surgery? Are you one of the 26 percent of Americans who suffer with sleep apnea? If you are, you most likely know that the common treatment for this condition is wearing a machine with a mask nightly for the rest of your life. What you may not be aware of […]

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