Center for Oral Surgery and Dental Implants

College Students and Wisdom Teeth

College Students and Wisdom Teeth Should my college student get their wisdom teeth removed? If you’re a college student and still have your wisdom teeth, the ideal window of time to have them removed is closing. So, we encourage you to schedule a consultation to chat with an oral surgeon as soon as possible. Are […]

Why Wisdom Teeth Removal Is for Teenagers

Why Wisdom Teeth Removal Is for Teenagers We all know the adage: If it’s not broke, don’t fix it, so why mess with wisdom teeth when they don’t seem to be causing any problems? Why are teens encouraged to have their wisdom teeth removed even though they aren’t bothering them? Wisdom teeth are typically the […]

How We’re Keeping You Safe During the Pandemic

How We’re Keeping You Safe During the Pandemic Despite the claim by health experts that visiting a dental practice is even safer than going to a restaurant during the ongoing pandemic, many patients are still weary of contracting the virus while at an appointment. We, your Tampa Bay oral surgeon and team, are going the […]

How painful is a dental implant?

How painful is a dental implant? Dental Implants in Tampa, FL It’s no secret that most dental procedures are uncomfortable, and dental implants are no exception. The question is are dental implants painful?  The answer is no. In fact, our dental implant patients report back that they experience very little discomfort during or after their […]

How Long Should Dental Implants Last?

How Long Should Dental Implants Last? More than two-thirds of adults aged 35 to 44 have suffered the loss of one or more teeth, and 25 percent of Americans ages 65 and up have no teeth. While the initial concern of a missing tooth is its impact on your smile, tooth loss can also cause […]

What to Expect as You Return to Our Office

What to Expect as You Return to Our Office As we cautiously ease back into in-person appointments and oral surgical care, we want you to know that our commitment to your safety remains top priority. When you come to your next appointment with Dr. Valiente, you’ll find that we’ve made some changes to ensure your […]

Bone Grafts and Why You Might Need One

Bone Grafts and Why You Might Need One You need to replace a missing tooth. You’ve done extensive research, and you’ve decided dental implants are the way to go. But your doctor is saying you need a bone graft first. Why? And what is a bone graft anyway? Why You May Need a Bone Graft […]