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Category Archives for Patient Education

Wisdom Teeth Removal Phoenix

THE REAL REASONS FOR WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL WHY HUMANS HAVE WISDOM TEETH AND WHY WE OFTEN PULL THEM It’s a rite of passage to finally hear the dentist say, “Well, it looks like your wisdom teeth are coming in.” Not everyone needs wisdom teeth extraction, but most will need at least one extracted in their […]

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Seven Common Questions About Dental Bone Grafts

Seven Common Questions About Dental Bone Grafts

If an oral surgeon has recommended dental bone grafts, there’s a good reason. The loss of tooth-supporting bone can lead to long term problems for the patient. Surgery is fairly simple, and dental bone graft recovery doesn’t take very long. These days bone grafts for dental implants are very common. However, bone grafting is a […]

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What Is The Oral Surgeon Dentist Difference?

What Is The Oral Surgeon Dentist Difference?

The oral surgeon dentist difference is an important one.  A regular Queen Creek or Gilbert AZ dentist is like your personal physician. Every physician needs to see their dentist regularly for care and maintenance.  When you need something special, you go to oral and facial surgeons of Arizona. Not everyone will need a maxillofacial doctor […]

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Is it Possible to Get New Teeth in an Hour

Is it Possible to Get New Teeth in an Hour

No one wants to live with missing teeth, including those who are having their teeth replaced with dental implants. Fortunately, the system uses All on 4 implants that make the procedure much faster. It can take as little as an hour in surgery. Teeth in an hour are possible with the advancements in implant dentistry […]

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What Happens if You Don’t Remove Your Wisdom Teeth

What Happens if You Don’t Remove Your Wisdom Teeth

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 […]

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What Does a Maxillofacial Surgeon Do?

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 […]

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What Procedures are Typical at an Oral Surgery Center?

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 […]

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What are the Pros and Cons of Fixed Dentures vs Implants?

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 […]

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A Patient’s Guide to Wisdom Tooth Extraction Queen Creek AZ

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 […]

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Dental Implants Queen Creek AZ

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 […]

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