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Dental Implant Blog

I Have Dental Implants: Can I Still Get Cavities?

Posted on Sep 18, 2017

If you’re a Pasadena resident who has lost teeth to infections, extractions or injuries and as a result have dental implants, you likely have several questions about your new tooth replacement solution. What are dental implants made of? How do you care for them? And if I have dental implants, am I still susceptible to cavities? No, You Can’t Get Cavities in Your Dental Implants After dealing with several oral issues, many of Lytle, Tate & Stamper’s Pasadena dental implants patients are thrilled to hear that these prosthetic teeth are not susceptible to tooth decay and therefore,...

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How Does Smoking Affect Dental Implants?

Posted on Sep 8, 2017

If you’ve been told you need to make an appointment in our Glendale office, but you also smoke cigarettes, you might be wondering if your habit will affect this dental procedure. After all, anytime you go to the doctor you’re used to hearing that you need to quit. Well, while the doctors at Lytle, Tate & Stamper don’t want to lecture you, they do need you to know that smoking can increase your risk of dental implant failure. Smoking May Cause Your Dental Implants to Fail You probably already know that one of the reasons we recommend that so many of our Glendale patients who are...

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How Can I Correct an Underbite?

Posted on Aug 30, 2017

If you or your child has an underbite, you should rest assured that there are a few different procedures that can correct the issue for good. For young patients born with an underbite, dental surgery may not be required, and correcting an underbite often includes one of the following non-surgical procedures: An Upper Jaw Expander With an upper jaw expander, a wire-frame device is fitted across the Glendale patient’s palate. This device is worn every night, and a special key is used to widen the expander a small amount every time the device is worn. By wearing this upper jaw expander every...

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Dry Sockets and Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Posted on Aug 20, 2017

When you come to our Glendale office for wisdom teeth extraction, you’ll leave your oral surgery appointment with a set of post-operative instructions. For the best recovery possible, you should follow these directions from Lytle, Tate & Stamper exactly as written. If you don’t, you may end up with a painful complication of wisdom teeth extraction called dry sockets. What is a Dry Socket? To truly understand what a dry socket is, you need to understand what the wisdom teeth extraction process is like. When your wisdom teeth are extracted, there is a hole left in your gums. This hole...

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Diet Tips After Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Posted on Aug 9, 2017

 Are you scheduled for wisdom teeth extraction in our Glendale office? If so, you’ve probably heard that after your oral surgery, you’ll need to follow a soft food diet as your mouth heals from the procedure. But, what can you eat? And how long do you have to be on a soft food diet. Check out these tips: After a wisdom teeth extraction, you should stay on a soft food diet for about a week. Ideal soft foods after a wisdom teeth extraction include smoothies, juices, scrambled eggs, soups and yogurt. Even though you may be consuming a lot of “liquefied” food, you definitely shouldn’t...

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Can I Get Dental Implants if I Have Existing Medical Conditions?

Posted on Jul 31, 2017

Every Glendale resident deserves to have a beautiful smile. If you’re missing teeth, dental implants can help restore your smile to its former glory. Getting dental implants is considered an oral surgery, though. Which begs the question, “Can I get dental implants if I have existing medical conditions?” For the most part, if you are healthy enough to have regular dental treatment, then you are healthy enough to come to our Glendale office to get dental implants. But, depending on the medical condition you have, certain precautions may need to be made. Getting Dental Implants When You...

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The Dental Implant Process: What’s Involved?

Posted on Jul 20, 2017

If you’re a Glendale resident considering getting dental implants to replace missing teeth, or permanent teeth you’ve been told need to be removed, you may be wondering what is involved in the process. After all, oral surgery can be a scary event for anyone, especially those who have never had any sort of bodily surgery before. Every year in our Glendale office, the doctors of Lytle, Tate & Stamper perform several oral surgeries to insert dental implants, and we’re here to explain the process to you. Evaluating Your Unique Case Every patient who comes to our Glendale office is...

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