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At Orange County Centers for Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, we strive to provide patients  with stellar dental treatments in a friendly & comfortable environment as well as foster a lifetime of better dental health. That’s why we’ve created this dental blog where we hope that our patients and their families can get dental education, tips, and more to improve their health!

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Right Dentist for Dental Implants

How To Choose the Right Dentist for Dental Implants?

When you decide to invest in dental implants to restore your smile, you want to make sure you find the perfect dentist. Quality dentistry you can count on is important to ensure your implant procedure is successful. There are many things to look out for when choosing a dentist in your area. Dentists should have

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Popcorn and Dental Implants

Is Popcorn Bad to Eat if You Have Dental Implants?

Dental implants are an investment, and after you go through the process and finally have that perfect smile, it is important to care for them properly. Watching what you eat or chew on helps to ensure your implants stay in great condition. There are certain foods patients should avoid with their dental implants to help

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Gum Disease

Can Gum Disease Cause Heart Disease?

Gum disease or periodontal disease is when you have inflammation of the gums. Gum disease breaks down the tissue around our teeth and gums, and if not treated can lead to tooth loss. In recent studies doctors have looked at the correlation between gum disease and heart disease. Heart disease is when the blood vessels

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Periodontal Pockets

What Should I do About My Periodontal Pockets?

If you notice your gums are inflamed or receding, you may be wondering what procedures are available to help shrink periodontal pockets. When gums are loose and no longer fit snug around your teeth, this can cause bacteria and plaque to collect underneath the gums. This can cause severe damage to your gums and teeth,

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Tooth Infection

How Long Does It Take For a Tooth Infection to Spread?

Infections can be serious, and it is always important for patients to know when to call their dentist. Infections should always be treated right away to avoid complications, or other issues from developing. If you have a toothache and throbbing pain that does not go away, the infection could spread to other places in the

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Tooth Sensitivity

Is Tooth Sensitivity Permanently Curable?

Tooth sensitivity is a common problem, and many patients encounter pain or discomfort when they eat certain foods that are hot or cold. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, around 40 million adults suffer from sensitivity. Usually, the pain is temporary and can be treated to improve, but not cure the condition. At Orange

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Oral Surgery, Emergency Dentistry

Should I Call an Emergency Dentist or an Oral Surgeon

If you have found yourself with a dental emergency you may wonder where to start. Doing research ahead of time to find an emergency dentist is important. This not only helps you to be prepared in an emergency, it also helps make the situation less stressful. Typically, your emergency dentist should be the one to

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Root Canal

What is an Emergency Root Canal Treatment?

If you are dealing with persistent tooth pain you may be in need of a root canal. Root canals are typically needed when your tooth is severely damaged, or there is an infection in the pulp area of the tooth. Common issues can damage the pulp of a tooth including trauma, infections, or decay. In

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Dental team helps the patient

Is it Safe to Get Oral Surgery if I’m Pregnant?

One of the most common questions asked is if oral surgery is safe during pregnancy. Naturally patients are concerned about the health of their baby and do not want to risk anything during pregnancy. This is a good question, and always something to discuss should you need oral surgery and you are pregnant. Typically oral

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Endodontic Treatment

How Painful is an Endodontic Treatment?

An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in problems with the pulp or root of your teeth. They are specialists, and in many cases your general dentist will refer you to an endodontist to treat pain or issues with the inside of your tooth. Endodontists can save your teeth if they have been damaged or

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