Center for Oral Surgery and Dental Implants

How LAPIP® Can Save Failing Dental Implants

How LAPIP® Can Save Failing Dental Implants While most dental implant procedures are successful, there are occasions when a dental implant may develop complications. A failing dental implant is usually the result of peri-implantitis, an inflammation of the tissues and bone around the implant. Over time, deterioration of the supporting bone leads to the loosening […]

What is a Dental Specialist?

What is a Dental Specialist? Your general dentist may refer you to our office because they think a dental specialist is needed to treat your dental or oral health issues. While your dentist can successfully treat many dental health issues, some require the specific expertise of a dental specialist. A dental specialist is a dentist […]

Cone Beam/CT Scan: Why Do I Need One?

Cone Beam/CT Scan: Why Do I Need One? For generations, going to the dentist meant getting x-rays taken so your dentist could see a complete image of your teeth, including the roots. However, x-rays have limitations. They provide a 2-dimensional image of the teeth and bones but cannot give an accurate snapshot of the surrounding […]

Am I Too Old for Dental Implants?

Am I Too Old for Dental Implants? Some people with missing teeth worry they are too old for dental implants. It’s a normal reaction. You may fear that you shouldn’t spend the money at your age or that the surgery won’t be successful unless you’re younger. Fortunately, we can put your fears to rest. No […]

Oral Surgery for Orthodontic Patients

Oral Surgery for Orthodontic Patients Can I get my wisdom teeth removed with braces? Orthodontists often refer their patients to an oral surgeon for specific procedures before treatment with braces or aligners. When a patient have teeth that need to be removed before braces can be applied, an oral surgeon often performs the operation. There […]

Do’s and Don’ts After Wisdom Teeth Removal

Do’s and Don’ts After Wisdom Teeth Removal Healing after wisdom teeth removal usually goes smoothly, provided you follow Dr. Valiente’s post-surgical care instructions. Getting plenty of rest, staying hydrated, and ensuring proper nutrition are vital aspects of your recovery. Keeping track of what you can and cannot do in the days following wisdom tooth extraction […]

Signs Your Wisdom Teeth are Coming In

Signs Your Wisdom Teeth are Coming In Your wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that usually emerge when you are a young adult between ages 15 and 20. Wisdom teeth come in much later in life than your other teeth and sometimes do not come in at all. They often crowd […]

Recipes for New Dental Implants Patient

Recipes for New Dental Implants Patient Dental Implants are incredibly powerful and stable once healed. They give you back the ability to eat virtually any food you choose. What to Eat the First Two Days Following Implants The first two days after surgery, you must eat only soft or liquid foods, this may include applesauce, […]