Lakeside Oral Surgery & Dental Implants

I had a tooth joke for you. But I lost it.

 

Famous actor with a missing tooth

Ed Helms from The Hangover with a missing tooth.

The trauma of loosing, or missing, a tooth often leaves people frozen in a panic, followed by fear of a ruined smile. According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry it has been estimated that 69 percent of Americans, age 35 to 44, have at least one missing tooth, and one in four over the age of 74 have lost ALL of their natural teeth. This is meant to put you at ease if you fall within one of these groups. You’re not alone in this matter and it isn’t the end of the world or your beautiful smile.

Here’s an interesting statistic for you from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Adults age 20 to 64 have an average of 24.92 remaining teeth.  After having your wisdom teeth removed you are left with 28 teeth so that statistic is saying that the average adult is missing at least 3 teeth.

 

The thought of missing a tooth may seem like a nightmare to many but it’s not something you simply have to deal with. Whether you were born with a missing tooth or if you lost a tooth due to an accident it is truly no different for our office as Dr. Haynie and our wonderful staff here at Lakeside would be more than happy to talk with you about a dental implant. Implants look completely real and will last as long as you do. We even utilize a X-Nav  to help for the most accurate placement of the dental implant. Because of this and our highly skilled Surgeon Dr. Haynie we are absolutely positive that we can restore your smile to its original glory so you can gift those around you by showing you’re wonderful smile. Call or email us today and find out about implants for you or a loved one!

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Should I have my Wisdom Teeth removed?

A dentist looks inside the mouth of a patient with a mirror.

Your wisdom teeth come in at anywhere from 17-25 years of age. Some experience no pain with them while others are driven to insanity by the pain.

When it comes to wisdom teeth the general populace seems to be fairly torn in regards to whether the teeth truly do need to be removed. Through human development it has been shown that our mouths have become smaller and most people find a great deal of discomfort and sometimes pain when their wisdom teeth are growing in.

Northwest Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Texas had this to say about wisdom teeth.

Occasionally, wisdom teeth will erupt with absolutely no pain, issues or cause for concern. Others will experience unpleasant symptoms and will want or need to have their wisdom teeth extracted.  How do you know?

  • Pain in the jawbone
  • Pain that radiates from ear, jaw and head
  • Tooth pain caused by wisdom teeth growing sideways and putting pressure on adjacent teeth
  • Swelling and inflammation indicating infection
  • Sensitivity in the third molar that might be caused by cavities
  • Bad breath which may indicate infection
  • Bad breath caused by inability to clean and floss properly
  • Sinus pain and pressure caused by third molars pressing up against the sinuses
  • Shifting teeth
  • Formation of cysts around the third molar
Images of wisdom teeth growing in various ways some of the ways impacting the 2nd molars.

Wisdom teeth can grow into your mouth in many different ways, often times causing discomfort and sometimes even pain.

Now you may be saying to yourself ‘I’m not experiencing any of those so I must be in the clear!’. While you may not be in pain at the moment it’s always recommended to get them removed so you don’t experience any of these symptoms in the future.

Dentists and oral surgeons have special categories for the wisdom teeth based on the way they have grown in and will base their recommended treatment plans on the state of the teeth. With our state-of-the-art imaging technology we are able to quickly and easily diagnose the state of the wisdom teeth in our patients mouths’ and recommend the best course of action. If you or a loved one are thinking about getting your wisdom teeth removed don’t hesitate to call us or swing by our office and reserve your time to speak with Dr. Haynie and determine whats best for your oral health and overall well being.

For the full article from Northwest Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery click here.

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Capture Quality Memories with Lakeside Oral Surgery

Do you like to capture your families most precious moments, life’s priceless events, or just the endless beauty that surrounds us?? Well then, Lakeside Oral Surgery & Dental Implants has the GIFT for you!!
From now until March 31st, 2017, we want to give everyone the opportunity to be our BIG WINNER of a complete photography package (see photo for details)!! How, you ask? It’s SIMPLE, let us serve all your family and friends…just make sure they let us know who sent them over.
With every person you send our way, your chances grow GREATER & GREATER!!

2016 Christmas PlayStation 4 Giveaway

 

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Want to be the COOLEST house on the block…in the neighborhood?! Then you want this holiday season’s HOTTEST virtual reality gift set!!! Dr. Haynie will be making someone’s Christmas even merrier by giving away a PlayStation 4 and Virtual Reality Package FOR FREE, with the lucky winner announced on December 23, just in time for Christmas morning.

HOW DO I WIN THIS AWESOME PRIZE you might ask…here is just a few ways you can earn tickets into the coveted drawing:

1. Complete a consult anytime between now and December 23rd – EARN ONE TICKET.

2. Complete a procedure anytime between now and December 23rd – EARN ONE TICKET.

3. REFER SOMEONE TO OUR OFFICE and if they complete their consult prior to December 23rd – EARN FIVE TICKETS. (You must be named at the time of the consult as the individual who referred the patient in order to be placed into the drawing – unfortunately, referrals coming directly from dental offices are ineligible for this drawing)

REMEMBER TO LIKE US ON FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/lakesideomfs/ , AND STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS AND OTHER WAYS TO EARN TICKETS!!! WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON DECEMBER 23rd ON FACEBOOK! (You do not have to have a Facebook account to be eligible)

Wondering what to eat after your oral surgery procedure?

A frequently asked question in our office is, “What can I eat after my oral surgery procedure?”. So, our office decided to make a smoothie video! Please click on the link below for a step by step tutorial on how to make a nutritious and delicious smoothie, that we are sure you will love!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8yccMoS3jc&feature=youtu.be