Posts Tagged ‘ oral ’

What are PRP and PRGF?

We use PRP (platelet rich plasma) as an oral surgery tool. It works as a graft extender and as an architecture for bone and tissue healing. (J Maxoillofac Surg 70:2191-2197, 2012) We started using this technology years ago, and it was certainly helpful in surgical sites. The article shows improved blood vessel in growth with […]

Wisdom Tooth Extraction, Pain, and More

 “Wisdom comes with age.” This is a common saying. Wisdom is usually a welcome effect of aging. Wisdom teeth usually start causing problems at about the time that we “come of age,” thus the name. Learn more about the problems that necessitate wisdom tooth extraction. Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth? The third molars, or […]

Helping your Child through Oral Surgery

Oral surgery can seem like a big deal to children. At Wagner Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Specialists we are experts in oral surgery, so we try to make every procedure painless and as smooth as possible. If your child needs oral surgery, it’s essential that you help them through their procedure. Unsure where to […]

Why Dental Implants Are Necessary

What would you do if you went to the dentist to get two or three teeth pulled, then woke up and realized that all of your teeth were pulled out? Sounds like a nightmare, right? It was a reality for a 21-year-old Indiana man who went to a dentist to get three painful teeth pulled. […]

Alcohol Consumption Increases Risk of Oral Cancer for Men

According to a recent study in the American Journal of Public Health, alcohol consumption causes approximately 20,000 cancer deaths in the U.S. each year, especially oral cancer in men. Cancers of the mouth, esophagus and throat were commonly alcohol-related and the cause of death for men, resulting in about 6,000 total deaths annually. It has […]

Oral Care’s Connection to Our Overall Health

Believe it or not, our mouths play a large role in our overall health. Our mouths are full of bacteria and if not general taken care of, can be harmful to our overall health. Lack of oral care is linked to the following serious illnesses. Diabetes Individuals with diabetes suffer from lowered immune systems. This […]

February is Oral Health Month!

In honor of Oral Health Month, we would like to help raise the awareness of overall oral health. It’s never too late to develop good habits that will lead to healthy teeth and gums. Here are several tips to ensure lifelong oral health: Floss daily to remove the plaque build up between teeth and under […]

Benefits of Coconut Oil in Oral Health

Coconut Oil, also known as miracle oil, is rich in vitamins and is becoming a source in medical practices. You’ve probably heard it makes your hair shiny and is great to cook with, but did you know it also has benefits for your teeth? As it turns out, coconut oil kills the bacteria that cause […]

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy For Oral Surgery

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be used successfully for radiation patients that need oral sugery.

We’ve Remodeled!

We’ve had lots of requests from our patients to see the pictures from our office remodeling project. We are proud of all of the hard work put in to make our office truly state-of-the-art in outpatient Oral and Maxilliofacial care! [thethe-image-slider name=”Remodeling”]