Is a Bone Graft the Answer to Your Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal (gum) disease is the number one cause of bone loss in the mouth. If you are experiencing gum disease, you can have chronic bacterial infections that impact your gum tissue as well as the supportive bone material underneath. Once plaque (the sticky bacterial film in the mouth) reaches beneath... Read more »

Orthognathic Surgery 101

If your dentist or orthodontist has suggested to you that you might benefit from jaw surgery, you are not alone. Misalignment of the jaw can range from mild to severe, and sometimes orthognathic surgery may be needed. While your orthodontist can correct bite problems involving your teeth, surgery may be... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Do You Need Orthognathic Surgery to Relieve TMJ Pain?

If you find yourself experiencing TMJ symptoms that are mild and infrequent, they may go away on their own. This sometimes can take weeks or months depending on what you do to help your jaw find relief. Of course, this is a good time to alleviate symptoms by temporarily sticking... Read more »

Common Questions About Oral Surgery Recovery

Do you have questions concerning your recovery post-op? We have answers to the most common questions we get. Read on for more: How can I prepare for oral surgery? Make sure you have a comfortable recovery place set up at home. Having extra pillows can help you rest more comfortably,... Read more »

Dental Implants: The Benefits Offered

If you’re interested in replacing your missing teeth with dental implants, then our dentist, Dr. J. Reed Rayher, encourages you to call Union Square Oral Surgery & Dental Implant and schedule an appointment. During your visit, he will examine your teeth, gums and jawbone to determine if you’re fit for... Read more »

Wisdom Teeth Removal 101

Getting wisdom teeth removed is almost as common as getting braces. Just about everyone will need wisdom teeth removed, just like most everyone needs some sort of orthodontic treatment. Sadly, there’s a lot of incorrect information in existence about wisdom teeth removal. Today, we want to help make the process... Read more »

Bone Grafting

The world of dental procedures isn’t limited to just filling cavities and cleaning your teeth. In fact, it contains quite a diverse lineup of medical procedures that many people don’t know about. One of those is bone grafting. Now, a bone graft isn’t something that most people will need. However,... Read more »

Your Guide to Oral Surgery

Whether you need wisdom teeth removed, or have a more serious issue with your jaw, an oral surgeon is one of your best options for anything related to your mouth, face, or even most of your skull. Oral surgery procedures make a huge impact - for the better - on... Read more »

The Keys to Understanding Dental Implants

Are you considering the possibility of restoring your smile with a dental implant? If so, you have come to the right place! Dental implants are effective at restoring a lost tooth and completing your smile once more. To help you understand more about dental implants, our dentist, Dr. J. Reed... Read more »