If You’re Getting a Tooth Pulled, Watch Out for These Complications After Treatment

Post op jaw pain

Tooth extraction is an invasive treatment that can help you restore your oral health and smile. This is a beneficial treatment, but, like other treatments, there is a chance you could experience complications after the extraction. Some of those problems include:

-Dry socket: Dry socket occurs when a blood clot fails to form or when an already-formed blood clot breaks off too soon. This can happen when you drink through a straw. This problem can be very painful and should be treated with a medicated bandage as soon as possible. So, please contact our office if you experience this issue.

-Numb lips and chin: It’s typical to feel numb after oral surgery, especially because of the numbing agents used during the treatment. However, if the numbing lasts more than one or two days, a nerve might have been affected during the treatment. So, it’s best to contact our office and schedule an appointment.

-Infection: Infection is always a possibility after tooth extraction, as it is with any surgery. So, make sure to care for the surgical site as much as possible to prevent infection. If you see oozing at the surgical site, please contact our office and schedule an appointment.

It’s very important to follow post-op instructions on how to properly recover after tooth extraction. That way you can fully return to a top-notch oral health and smile. Do you have any questions? If so, please contact our team at Aspire Surgical when you have the chance. Our professional team will be happy to help you if you just call us!

Oral Health ABCs: Dental Implants

Dental Impants

With the upcoming holiday seasons set to fall upon us, it is important to take the time to ensure your smile is functioning at its maximum potential. If you are suffering from any missing teeth, your oral health can decline. One particular tooth replacement treatment that is highly effective at restoring your smile is via single-tooth dental implants.

Dental implants are artificial replacements designed to fill out your smile by taking the place of missing teeth. They can be customized and modified to fit exactly as necessary and can be shaded to mimic the natural color of your teeth. Other replacement treatments such as dentures may move around within your mouth if you bite into foods that are too or chewy, but dental implants run zero risks of tooth slippage. Thus, dental implants have zero food restrictions, so you can enjoy all the meals that you have come to know and love.

Individuals suffering from missing teeth are likely to notice negative impacts to their facial structure and gums as well. When you are missing teeth, your facial structure will appear older and more sunken in. Furthermore, missing teeth can cause your gums to destabilize, which can result in nearby or neighboring teeth moving or shifting out of position. Dental implants seek to reverse both of these ailments, making you look younger and healthier in the process.

If you are interested in single-tooth dental implants, please call Aspire Surgical so we can get you in as soon as possible. We have 7 convenient office locations. Have a fantastic day!

The Known Dangers of Gingivitis

Gingivitis

Have you ever heard of periodontal disease? Have you ever heard of gum disease? Have you ever heard of gingivitis? Strikingly enough, they all refer to the same oral health care condition. Gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. Fortunately, if you are only suffering from gingivitis, there’s still plenty of time to treat the disease and restore your oral health.

Spotting gingivitis can often be difficult, due to the length of time that the disease can occur. Gum disease can progress for many years, and the symptoms may be minor. However, if you’re showing any signs of additional redness or swelling in your gums, gingivitis may be present. Furthermore, if your gums bleed easily when eating, brushing your teeth, or flossing, you may be suffering from early stages of gum disease. Gingivitis may also be present if you consistently suffer from bad breath.

Various risk factors increase the likelihood you will develop gum disease and gingivitis. This includes unhealthy habits such as smoking or chewing tobacco or using drugs. Some gingivitis risk factors may be out of your control, including pregnancy, genetics, and diabetes. Even some medications you may be taking can increase your risk for gingivitis. If left untreated, oral surgery can be given via a gingival graft, also known as a gum graft, to help restore your gums.

If you are looking for gum graft treatments in Salt Lake City, come see Aspire Surgical soon. To schedule an appointment, simply call our office. With the help of  our team, the pathway to a clear smile can be yours. We look forward to making your smile shine soon!

Make the Switch to Implant-Supported Dental Bridges

Dental Bridge

Similar to implant-supported dentures, implant-supported dental bridges are also a highly effective form of tooth replacement therapy. If you have up to 3 missing teeth in a row, implant-supported dental bridges are a highly recommended treatment we offer.

With traditional dental bridges, bridges are inserted into loose spaces in your mouth where teeth are missing. Dental bridges fill these voids and link to nearby and neighboring teeth. However, implant-supported bridges are attached directly to your jaw bone which not only provides an increased stability, but it removes the need to grind down or alter nearby our neighboring teeth for insertion. In addition, implant-supported bridges can last up to a lifetime of heavy use compared to roughly 5 to 7 years of traditional dental bridges. In many cases, implant-supported bridges will not require periodic replacements or restorations.

Our team of highly trained professionals uses state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge treatment techniques to ensure your implant-supported bridges are crafted, customized, and installed safely, securely, and effectively for a lifetime of oral health happiness.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Aspire Surgical to see if you are a candidate for implant-supported bridges, please call our team. With the help of Drs. Michelle Maak, Richard Shamo, and AJ Stosich, you can set the stage for the oral health care you desire.

The Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures

Dental Implants

Although dentures are a highly effective form of tooth replacement treatment, in some situations, they may be hindering the ability for your mouth to function properly. Issues with impaired chewing, speaking, and eating skills may arise if your dentures are not stable. To combat this problem, [practice_name] would like to offer you implant-supported dentures.

Implant-supported dentures are highly effective for replacing multiple missing teeth.  Our team of oral and facial surgeons is highly skilled at placing implant-supported dentures to prevent issues that may arise with traditional dentures, including issues where they become loose or slide out of position. With the help of our team of highly skilled professionals, we can offer you a cost-effective solution to improve your quality of life in regard to your oral health and functions thereof.

In order to place implant-supported dentures, the implants must first be placed. If your jaw is not strong enough for implants, bone grafting procedures may be necessary. Typically, 4 to 6 dental implants are required per denture. Once the implants are in place, dentures can be attached to the top of the implants. With implant-supported dentures, we can assure you that your smile will drastically improve for a lifetime of satisfaction.

If you are looking to restore your smile with implant-supported dentures, or enhance your smile further, contact our team at Aspire Surgical. We can be reached by  phone to book a reservation to see us at our office in the Salt Lake area and Heber. Our doctors are here to help you make the most of your oral health.

Enhance Your Smile with TMJ Treatments

TMJ Pain

When thinking about how important your jaw is to your oral health, it’s best to understand the factors behind it. Within each jaw lies a joint known a temporomandibular joint, also called a TMJ. TMJs are responsible for the array of movement that our mouth requires for opening our mouths and chewing. Thus, they can be damaged at times due to excess wear and tear, which will need treatment as soon as possible.

Enhance your smile with TMJ treatments. To learn more about TMJs, please read the following:

– If your mouth takes frequent damage, TMJ disorders can arise. It is important to stop all bad habits that could make it worse, including chewing gum, eating hard foods, or even biting your nails.
– As is the case with many TMJ disorders, common side effects include pain, discomfort, or swelling. Different types of treatments to use include ice packs for pain and heat packs for swelling.
– If your TMJ is causing you jaw pain, there may be an underlying illness within your mouth or body contributing to it.
– In order to better help you cope with the stress and anxiety that is often connected to TMJ disorders, try practicing yoga or biofeedback.

Come in and see for yourself the effectiveness of TMJ treatments provided by our oral surgeons. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Maak, Dr. Shamo, Dr. Stosich, and our team, call Aspire Surgical and a member of our team will gladly assist you. The time is now to approach the rest of your life with a smile!

Get Rejuvenated Skin with a Chemical Peel

Face peel for smooth skin

Minor skin defects such as skin pigmentation, small scars, fine lines, freckles, spots, rough skin, or acne can be rejuvenated with a chemical peel. [practice_name] strives to provide the best skin care and look to give you the self-esteem to live your life with smooth skin free of alterations or blemishes.

Dr. [doctor_name] and our professional staff here in [city], [state], can apply a chemical peel to give you this fresh look. Our cosmetic surgeons apply this quick and simple treatment to remove old skin to be replaced by fresh skin. Not everyone may be a good candidate. This includes if you have recently had acne treatments or if you have abnormal skin scarring, irregular pigmentation, or warts. Alternative treatments will be considered if this is the case.

Each potential risk and factors will be professionally addressed beforehand. When coming in for a chemical peel, our professionals will prep you by washing and cleaning your skin. One or more chemical solutions are then applied, and you are closely monitored as the old skin peels off. A slight burning or stinging sensation may occur during treatment.

If you live in the area and you want to get revitalized skin, call [phone] to set up a consultation appointment at Aspire Surgical today!

Have You Extracted Your Wisdom Teeth? Here Are Some Recovery Tips

Extracted Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom tooth extraction is a beneficial but also invasive dental treatment. If you’re not careful, there are consequences that can occur that can make your life a bit difficult. So, to help you prevent complications and properly recover following wisdom tooth extraction in Salt Lake City, our dental team has some tips for you.

Tip No. 1: Stop the bleeding and reduce the swelling. You can stop the bleeding by placing a piece of gauze on the surgical site. When it’s there, bite down for about 45 minutes. Once the pad is full of blood, please remove it and place a clean pad on the area. To reduce the swelling, ice outside the area with an ice pack or bag of frozen vegetables. It’s best to ice it for 15 minutes and then take a 15-minute break. Repeat this process until the swelling subsides.

Tip No. 2: Take the necessary medications. Your dentist should have given you pain medication following your surgery. If this is the case for you, please take the medication as recommended. If not, feel free to take over-the-counter painkillers.

Tip No. 3: Have a soft-foods diet. It’s best to avoid eating hard and crunchy foods and stick to eating soft foods, like mashed potatoes, yogurt, ice cream, etc. This can help you avoid creating issues in the area.

If you have any questions about how to properly recover after your wisdom teeth have been removed, please call Aspire Surgical at your earliest convenience. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to giving you the answers you need to properly recover!

Youthen Your Appearance with BOTOX®

Smooth Skin and Botox

Wrinkles tend to begin appearing in the upper area of the face when an individual is in their mid-thirties. These lines, which are commonly referred to as worry lines, frown lines, or crow’s feet, make the individual appear older and can also make the person appear tired, or even mean. If you would like to restore the youthful appearance of your face, ask Dr. Stosich, Dr. Fullmer, and Dr. Maak about BOTOX® in Salt Lake City, Utah.

What is BOTOX?
BOTOX is a minimally-invasive procedure that stops muscle movement in specific areas to relax the face and decrease the appearance of wrinkles and lines. In addition to being used for lines and wrinkles, Botulinum Toxin, or BOTOX, can be used in several clinical uses.

What is the BOTOX procedure?
BOTOX stops the transmission of the nerve impulse to the muscles. In this way, it keeps the muscles from working for a period of time. Our cosmetic surgeons are educated in the anatomy of the muscles of the face and know which muscles to treat and at what dosage.

Do the injections hurt?
BOTOX injections are delivered through very fine needles. Because of this, most patients tolerate the injections very well. If you are sensitive to needles, ask our cosmetic surgeons about a local anesthetic cream that can be applied before treatment.

When will I see results?
BOTOX results usually start to appear in three to five days. However, results may take up to a week to start to become apparent. Fine wrinkles tend to disappear right away and deeper ones tend to take more time.

We invite you to contact our office today for more information about BOTOX and to schedule a visit.

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Aspire Surgical Doctors

Here at [practice_name], we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and area of expertise here on our website through these articles.

Each profession tends to be its own little niche, which is a good thing because it creates a unique space for our services and a place for you to learn and implement helpful ideas that can benefit you and the people you care about.

We’re excited to share this ongoing knowledge base of blog articles with this online community. These blogs provide timely and relevant information that’s conveniently accessible online. Indeed, we hope that this community will use the valuable information found in our regular blog posts, because they are an effective way for us to reach out to you on a monthly basis, while you still enjoy the comforts of your own home.

If you have any questions or want more information, we invite you to call our team at Aspire Surgical. We look forward to helping you in any way we can, and we thank you for the opportunity!