Oral Surgery

Without Using Opioids! Deaths caused by opioid overdose are on the increase across the United States, sparking alarm amongst health professionals and legislators. Many dental patients are concerned about using opioids, in some cases due to previous issues with drug addiction. The good news is that...

Hypodontia is a surprisingly common disorder of the teeth. Hypodontia involves the absence of one or more primary or permanent teeth. This problem is present from birth, thus it is also called CMT (Congenitally Missing Teeth). The number of teeth missing determines the severity of...

Ibuprofen is a commonly used over-the-counter (OTC) anti-inflammatory drug. Injure a muscle or sprain a joint and this analgesic is often recommended by a doctor as part of your treatment and recovery. This is not all it can do, however, as the Journal of the...

The Washington Post recently reported on the increase in antibiotic resistant disease in people returning from foreign surgical procedures. Included in this report was a warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), advising patients to avoid getting surgical procedures performed in Mexico....

And What Happened to the "Inventor of Anesthesia" This month the American Dental Association celebrated the 174th year of anesthesia in dentistry. The first anesthetic specifically used for a dental procedure was nitrous oxide, commonly called “laughing gas.” On December 11th, 1844, Dr. Horace Wells, a...

An account from a Sacramento Dentistry Group patient Who doesn’t love a good chocolate-covered almond? Nutty snack foods are a regular item in our house and I’ve never had a problem with them until recently. One almond seemed to squeeze right between my two back molars...

You may note that during some of your visits with the Sacramento Dentistry Group, your blood pressure is taken. Measuring the blood pressure is typically associated with visiting a medical practitioner, but few patients associate a dental visit with testing for hypertension. Why would a...

The Sacramento Dentistry Group is pleased to bring our Guardian Insurance patients the information that wisdom teeth extractions are now once again automatically covered for sedation or general anesthesia, if your dentist deems it necessary. When dealing with impacted teeth, the availability of some form...

The Sacramento Dentistry Group offers both “same day” and traditional crowns for our patients that need dental restorations. So if you can have a same day, or chair side crown, why would a patient wait for a standard crown to be completed? For certain teeth...

A mucocele is a common form of benign oral lesion or pseudocyst that forms in the mouth. The cause is usually due to some form of trauma to a salivary gland, blocking saliva and mucous from exiting the gland. As the tissues expand and fill...

Has your regular dentist referred you to an oral surgeon, or mentioned that an oral surgeon would be called in for an upcoming procedure? Are you picturing an elaborate hospital operating room set up, something like the medical dramas on TV? Rest assured, it’s highly...

You’ve got your flight ticket. Your check-in bag is on its way to your waiting plane, or at least you hope it is. Now comes the fun part, the TSA security checkpoint.Photo ID out and ready to show? Check.Boarding pass? Check.Easy-to-remove shoes and belt all...