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How to Prevent a Dry Socket?

When having a tooth extracted, it is important to know the after care steps you can take to avoid unnecessary pain following your extraction.  If the correct after care steps are not taken, you could develop a dry socket.  Tooth extraction pain should only last a few days, in most cases.  If the pain does […]

What is a dental CT scan?

What is a dental CT scan? A CT (computed tomography) scan is a noninvasive medical test that uses special X-ray equipment to produce multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body and a computer to join them together in cross-sectional views of the area being studied. Traditional panoramic X-rays performed by dentists provide […]

Dental Infection Control Awareness

Did you know that the month of September is National Dental Infection Control Awareness Month?  Dental infection control awareness month highlights infection control in dentistry. “The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) has designated September National Dental Infection Control Awareness Month (NDICAM) as part of a collaborative, profession-facing effort to support dental practitioners and […]

The “Eyes” of March

Our eyes are one of the first features people notice when meeting us. Eyes are a prominent facial feature.  It is the surrounding skin, muscle, fat, and hair rather than the eyes themselves that convey emotion. They really are the windows to our soul. What do your eyes say about you? Are you tired or […]

Oral Lesions – Why They Should Be Examined

Lumps and bumps in the mouth can not only be annoying, they can indicate a more troublesome problem.  While most lesions are benign, it is important to have them fully examined by your dental health provider.  Some lesions are painful, bleed after brushing or flossing, and even unsightly.  However, many lesions are painless and only identified during a routine oral exam. […]

6 Things You Need to Know About Your Dental Insurance

When you think about insurance, you think about full coverage.  There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to insurance coverage, and all insurance plans are not created equal.  We purchase insurance to safeguard ourselves against unforeseen, large expenses.  Dental insurance provides a limited benefit for dental services. It is important to understand the unique differences of […]

Get to Know Your Doctor: Q&A with Dr. Lee

Choosing the right dental implant center means more than finding a place that offers the latest technology. It means finding a place with highly-trained dental surgeons and a support staff that puts patients first. As the Medical Director of Cumberland Surgical Arts, Dr. George S. Lee creates a safe and caring environment for patients. George […]

Get to Know Your Doctor: Q&A with Dr. DeFelice

Going through dental implant surgery is a life-changing experience. Before going through surgery, patients want to know that they can trust their surgeon to provide them with the best care available. Matthew A. DeFelice, DDS is one of those surgeons. A graduate of the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Dentistry, Dr. DeFelice […]

5 Tips for Overcoming the Challenges of New Dentures

If you are thinking about getting dentures, be prepared. When you first get dentures, it takes some time to adjust. In the first days and weeks, you may find tasks you used to take for granted challenging. Your mouth and natural teeth are also reacting to what is essentially a foreign body. The good news is […]