At The OMS Center of South Louisiana, patient comfort is a top priority. While we want to ensure the best clinical outcomes, we also want to ensure a smooth and pain-free experience for our patients. For patients who require surgical intervention, our team offers various sedation and anesthesia optionsRead More
The loss of a tooth is often accompanied by the loss of underlying bone tissue. This may be because the dentist who removed the failing tooth has no choice but to remove some of the surrounding bone, as well. More commonly, tooth loss occurs because the missing tooth is not promptly replaced. Without the stimulation of the tooth root, your jawbone will naturally begin to atrophy....Read More
Dental implants have become the standard of care for tooth replacement. With implants, it is possible to fully restore the function and aesthetics of your smile, and to enjoy results that last a lifetime. For a majority of patients who have experienced tooth loss, dental implants represent a superior treatment option.Read More
Most oral surgery procedures are done on an outpatient basis, which means that once the procedure is finished, patients are discharged rather than kept in the hospital overnight. Because of this, your doctor will provide extensive aftercare and recovery guidelines, along with instructions for how to prepare for a safe and successful procedure....Read More
Most people develop 32 adult teeth over the course of their life. Typically, the last teeth to emerge are the wisdom teeth, sometimes known as the third molars. These teeth usually erupt between the ages of 17 and 21 but may sometimes appear as early as age 11. The jawbone is simply not large enough to hold these final teeth for most people. This can lead to many problems, including chronic pain, that can only be remedied by having your wisdom teeth removed.Read More
Most people develop their wisdom teeth between the ages of 17 and 21, and in most cases, dentists recommend seeing an oral surgeon to have those teeth promptly extracted. Wisdom teeth removal is recommended as a preventative step, even if they are not causing you any kind of pain or other symptoms.Read More
Dental implants are the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. There are a few reasons for this, but one of the most significant is that dental implants have a high long-term success rate. In fact, with the proper brushing and flossing, many patients find that their dental implants last a lifetime.Read More
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