Cumberland Surgical Arts and Associates, PLLC

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 […]

My Teenager Is Missing A Tooth – What Now?

There are many reasons for a teenager to have missing teeth. Some teens lose a tooth (or teeth) from playing or being involved in an accident.  Teeth may be extracted due to decay, and sometimes teeth are congenitally missing, meaning the teen was born without the tooth or teeth. When replacing a tooth for a teenager, timing is […]

Panoramic X-ray – Why you need one

Why is a current panoramic x-ray important? When coming to our office for a dental procedure, it is very important for us to have a current x-ray.  Current x-rays (also known as radiographs), are essential for accurate diagnosis.  It is important for our doctors to see all areas of the face and jaws that are […]

What to Expect at Your Consultation Appointment

If you have been referred to our office by your doctor or dentist, you are probably wondering about the care you will receive in our office. At Cumberland Surgical Arts we understand that there can be some apprehension when being referred to an oral surgeon, so we do everything we can to make your appointment […]