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Dental Implant Blog

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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5 Facts You May Not Know About Wisdom Teeth

Posted on Jul 10, 2017

When it comes to wisdom teeth, and in particular wisdom teeth extraction, many of our Glendale patients seem to come in with some preconceived notions about getting and removing wisdom teeth. Well, we’re here to set the record straight. Here are 5 facts that you may not have known about wisdom teeth, and wisdom teeth extraction. 1) Modern Adults Don’t Need Wisdom Teeth Our mouths are designed to hold 28 teeth, but wisdom teeth were essential for our ancestors. Why is that? Well, because our ancestors lacked access to proper oral hygiene and dental care, they often lost teeth in their...

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5 Diseases and Conditions That Are Treated by Oral Surgery

Posted on Jun 29, 2017

Often, when patients in our Glendale offices are told they need oral surgery, they’re surprised. The main reason for the shock is that so many dental patients just don’t realize how many different oral surgery procedures there are, and how many different diseases and conditions can be treated by oral surgery. At the office of Lytle, Tate & Stamper, our doctors perform a number of oral surgery procedures every week. Keep reading to learn 5 of the most common reasons you may need to have oral surgery. 1) Wisdom Tooth Removal Mention the term “wisdom tooth removal” and patients...

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3 Ways Dental Implants Can Restore Your Smile

Posted on Jun 19, 2017

When patients with missing teeth come to our Glendale office looking to restore their smiles, they want to know what teeth replacement options are available. Currently, there are 3 teeth replacement options on the market: dentures or partial dentures, dental bridges and dental implants. While dentures and dental bridges are tried and tested methods of replacing missing teeth, the newest technology on the market – dental implants – is the most preferred method in our Glendale office for replacing missing teeth. Here are three reasons why we prefer using dental implants for our Glendale...

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Types of Dental Implants

Posted on May 29, 2017

Pasadena men and women who are missing teeth often experience a wide range of emotional and physical issues. One of the most common is they feel embarrassed by their missing teeth and may even avoid going to social gatherings. However, around 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth–that’s over half of the entire country! Plus, the good news is that patients now have more options than ever before to not only replace their teeth, but get a beautiful smile as well. One of the best options for many patients are dental implants. Pasadena patients can get stunning results that...

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Symptoms of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Posted on May 18, 2017

Wisdom teeth can be some of the most painful and problematic teeth in the mouth. Not only do many of our patients not have enough space for them in their mouth, but there are many instances when the wisdom teeth do not erupt properly. When the teeth don’t emerge through the gum properly, it is called being impacted. When the wisdom teeth become impacted, it can cause a whole range of issues and usually requires wisdom teeth extraction. Pasadena patients are often understandably worried and anxious when this happens. In this blog post, we’ll look at some of the symptoms of impacted teeth,...

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Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed If They Are Not Causing Any Pain?

Posted on May 8, 2017

In the United States, surgeons remove about 10 million wisdom teeth every single year. But one question we get from our patients is if it’s really necessary for them to undergo wisdom teeth extraction. Pasadena patients sometimes have wisdom teeth coming in that don’t cause them any pain or discomfort. So why should they have them removed? This is an excellent question and one that is difficult to answer because it often depends on your unique situation and your teeth. In this blog post, we’ll look at some of the reasons why our Pasadena patients choose to get their wisdom teeth...

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