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January 7, 2020
Research by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons estimates that as many as 70% of adults aged 35 to 44 years in the United States have at least one tooth that is missing either from being extracted or falling out due to tooth decay, gum disease or trauma. Fortunately, there is no need to go through life with missing teeth. There are a couple of different options available to replace the gap in your smile with an artificial tooth. Two of the best known being dental implants and dentures.
November 26, 2019
Here’s what you need to know about sinuses, including what makes a patient need a sinus lift as part of their dental treatment.
September 26, 2019
Millions of Americans go to bed every night with a potentially fatal condition that is unknown or untreated. If you are an individual who suffers from sleep apnea, it is important to understand the signs, risks, and possible treatments to help improve your health, get a better night’s sleep, and reduce the potentially fatal effects of this condition.
June 24, 2019
Many of our patients come in looking for a complete reconstruction of their teeth. This is a common issue for many people, and we offer a variety of different services to meet your needs. Full mouth reconstruction can be necessary for a variety of reasons. Traumatic injury, dental disease, or age can all play a role in the need to replace many of our permanent teeth. 
March 18, 2019
There is little doubt that implant technology has changed modern dentistry for the better. However, the original dental implant process relied completely on a process known as osseointegration. This is where the jaw bone heals around the placed implant post, securing it permanently in its location. As you can imagine, this process takes a number of months, and in conventional dental implants, patients would be fitted with temporary prosthetic teeth while osseointegration takes place. Once your professional is happy the post is secure, your custom-built prosthetic/s can then be loaded on. If osseointegration fails, the titanium post would come loose, and the implant would fail.
February 22, 2019
If you are considering a smile makeover and would like more information about the cosmetic and health benefits of the cosmetic dentistry treatments that may be included in your personal treatment program, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our knowledgeable staff. Alternatively, please call  843.321.4300  today to schedule your no-obligation consultation. Barefoot Oral Surgery is awaiting your call. 
December 27, 2018
After having wisdom teeth removed, it will take a few days of healing before you get back to 100%. During your consultation for wisdom teeth removal, we will give you thorough aftercare instructions. To help you better prepare for your consultation and procedure, we’ve put together this guideline of aftercare tips.
November 16, 2018
Dental implants are a modern, innovative dental solution that has transformed the way in which dentists are now able to replace teeth that have been lost or removed as a result of damage or decay. Not only can they take the place of single missing teeth, it is also possible to support several or even an entire arch of teeth on several dental implants.