Frequently Asked Questions About Sinus Lift Surgery

If your dentist says you need sinus lift surgery before you can get dental implants, you probably have a lot of questions. For one, what do your sinuses have to do with your teeth? The answer to that one is easy: the maxillary sinus -- one of the hollow cavities in your skull -- is very close to the back of your upper jaw, making it difficult to place dental implants in this area. Read More 

You Can Wear Contacts With Dry Eyes

If you suffer from dry eyes, you've probably never tried getting contact lenses. Contact lenses have the stigma that they can dry your eyes out or make the symptoms worse for people who already have dry eyes. However, with a little dry eye treatment, it's possible to wear contact lenses comfortably even with naturally dry eyes. See Your Optometrist First off, visit your optometrist to have your eyes evaluated. Explain the symptoms you're experiencing, and the optometrist will examine your eyes for some of the possible causes of dry eyes, including: Read More 

Dry Socket: How To Prevent This Painful Complication

If you are going in for an extraction, whether it is a wisdom tooth or otherwise, there are a number of post-surgery complications that might occur. Most of them are rare and minor, and don't require much more than a quick visit to your dentist. The most severe and painful is dry socket. While it does not happen all the time, it is possible, but you can prevent it by taking good care of yourself and following the oral surgeon's instructions. Read More 

Pediatric Dentistry For Tooth Trauma: A Guide To Injury Response

Falls and blows to the mouth are frequent events for toddlers and young children. In fact, nearly 50% of children experience some type of mouth injury during their childhood. In most cases, the child recovers quickly and has no need for medical attention. However, there are some instances where an injury to the mouth or teeth requires the attention of skilled pediatric dentist. Find out more about what symptoms should be seen by a pediatric dentist and how the treatments they use to take care of these little mouths. Read More 

3 Effective Ways To Treat Postpartum Depression

After giving birth to a precious bundle of joy, you might be surprised to find that you feel depressed, irritable, or overwhelmed. Many mothers experience these emotions after childbirth, but the feelings often fade away within 2 weeks. If they don't, you may be diagnosed with a condition known as postpartum depression. There isn't an official cure for postpartum depression, but here are 3 effective ways to treat the symptoms associated with this common condition. Read More