Request Request an Appointment Call Call Us Map View Map

Sheng Ji, DDS, MD Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Blog

How Can You Find an Emergency Dentist ASAP?

October 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — shengji @ 12:09 am
Black and white photo of man with dental pain

A dental emergency can be scary — you should do everything you can to address the situation as quickly as possible! Part of that includes seeking care from an emergency dentist. But how can you find a dentist who is able to treat you in a timely manner, and what should you do in the meantime? Continue reading to discover helpful information that will assist you as you navigate your dental emergency.


A Closer Look at the Sinus Lift Procedure & When It’s Necessary

September 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — shengji @ 6:08 pm
a dentist and patient viewing an X-ray

Dental implants have revolutionized the field of dentistry, providing a durable and realistic-looking solution for patients with missing teeth that doesn’t just restore their quality of life, but also sends their confidence soaring! However, not every patient is an immediate candidate for dental implants, especially in the upper back jaw area. For many, a procedure known as a sinus lift becomes essential—but what does this procedure entail and what purpose does it serve for the implants? Keep reading to learn more about this unique and useful process.


What to Expect with TMJ Surgery

August 26, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — shengji @ 4:18 am
Doctor pointing at patient’s jaw on X-ray

TMD is a complex condition that can cause persistent jaw pain and have a significant impact on your quality of life. If you have been diagnosed with this problem, you may be able to find long-term relief by visiting an oral surgeon who offers TMJ treatment. What can you expect with TMJ surgery? This blog post provides some useful information.


Recovering from All-on-4 Surgery: What Can You Expect?

July 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — shengji @ 8:00 pm
Woman relaxing at home on sofa

All-on-4 dental implant treatment is one of the most efficient and effective ways to reverse extensive tooth loss. However, it does involve a minor surgery, so you must be prepared to go through a healing period. What will you experience while you are recovering from All-on-4 surgery? Read this blog post to gain a basic overview of the post-op period.


Afraid of the Dentist? The Media Might Be to Blame

June 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — shengji @ 5:20 pm
Dental patient with fearful expression on his face

Many people experience anxiety or even fear when they have to visit their dentist. Those feelings may be amplified in situations where a major procedure, such as oral surgery, is necessary. Some people are nervous because they have had bad experiences in the past. Others, though, are afraid of the dentist simply because of the way oral healthcare has been portrayed in the media. This blog post discusses some unflattering depictions of dental care. It also touches on why there is no reason to shy away from your next appointment.


What to Know About Flying After a Tooth Extraction

May 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — shengji @ 6:15 am
someone standing in an airport

When you have a nasty tooth extracted, that can free you from a lot of pain and discomfort, giving you a much healthier smile than you had before. However, immediately after the procedure, it may not feel like that. Caring for an extraction area after the procedure can come with its own set of challenges, and your surgeon will do what they can to help you through the recovery.

If you’re getting on a plane after a tooth extraction, there are a few ways in which that can present unique challenges. Here’s why that is, and what you can do to make the flight a little easier.


You Asked, We Answered: What Is Oral Pathology?

April 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — shengji @ 9:26 pm
dentist examining patient’s mouth

Did you know that there are currently twelve dental specialties recognized by the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards? Oral pathology is one that focuses on disease in and around your mouth. It involves the diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases that affect the head/neck region and oral cavity. Read on to learn more about what oral pathologists do and which four diseases they’ve become experts in to provide the best possible treatment to help keep people smiling.


Is It Ever Too Late to Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

March 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — shengji @ 2:18 pm
30 something man thinking

Having wisdom teeth removed is often considered to be a rite of passage since most people tend to have it done in their late teens or early 20s. While this is normally when these teeth start to come in (and cause problems), the truth is that many wait until their 30s, 40s, or 50s to have their wisdom teeth extracted. Why is this the case? And is having a wisdom tooth extraction different when someone is older? Can you ever be too old for the procedure? You’ll find the answers to these questions and more below.


Swelling After Oral Surgery: When Will It Peak?

February 23, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — shengji @ 3:24 pm
Woman in blue sweater rubbing her jaw

After wisdom teeth extraction or another kind of oral surgery, it will take time for your mouth to recover. During this period, you may experience some amount of swelling in your mouth. This is a completely normal side effect, but you’ll probably find yourself wondering: “At what point will it stop?” Here are the facts behind why post-surgical swelling occurs, when it peaks, and how it can be managed.


Can an Oral Surgeon Fix a Broken Jaw?

January 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — shengji @ 6:08 pm
3D illustration of broken jaw

No one wants to experience trauma to the jaw. Not only can a broken jaw be painful, but it impacts so many essential activities like talking, eating, and even breathing. If you’ve experienced an injury to the face, seek treatment immediately – you might have a fractured jaw. Can an oral surgeon provide the urgent help you need? Read on to learn how you know when your jaw is broken and gain a better understanding of the treatment an experienced oral surgeon can provide.

Older Posts »