Impacted Wisdom Teeth Often Require Surgical Extraction

Wisdom teeth are essentially vestigial third molars that develop within the gums at the back of the mouth. They typically attempt to emerge from the gums at some point after your child’s adult molars have fully come in. Unfortunately, the back of the mouth rarely has sufficient room to accommodate... Read more »

We Have Tips that Can Help You With Your Dental Anxiety!

At Oral Surgery of Tidewater, Dr. Melvin L. Ford III, Dr. Klaus D. Guter, and Dr. James A. Gray and our team understand that the oral surgery office can be a nerve-wracking place, especially if you’ve had negative experiences in the past. This oftentimes creates dental anxiety, which makes your... Read more »

A Dental Cyst Might Require Professional Treatment

Dental cysts differ from oral abscesses in that they can sometimes be benign and free of infection. They can be caused by several different things, such as an emerging tooth, recent trauma to the gums, or a nearby distressed tooth. Common dental cyst symptoms could include a swelling at the... Read more »

A Tooth Requiring a Treatment-Based Extraction Might Be Replaced by a Dental Implant

There are a few different things that can severely damage or traumatize a tooth. Untreated tooth decay can compromise a significant amount of dental structure, infect the pulp, and lead to a severe fracture. When this happens, Dr. Melvin L. Ford III, Dr. Klaus D. Guter, and Dr. James A.... Read more »

Sedation Dentistry and Its Various Treatment Methods

Do you often find yourself suffering from dental anxiety or severe stress when seeking oral health care? Fortunately, thanks to the many advances in modern technology, there are many different types of wonderful sedation methods to ease your fears, calm your nerves, and make your visit more enjoyable and comfortable... Read more »

Is Your Jaw Causing You Excess Pain?

Is your jaw causing you excess pain? Your TMJs, also called your temporomandibular joints, are joints in your jaw that play a vital role in your mouth’s ability to open and close. Some signs that they may be damaged include irregular popping noises from your jaw, the inability to have... Read more »

Surgical Intervention Might Be Needed to Treat Impacted Wisdom Teeth

The evolutionary process provides most people with a set of third molars. Also known as wisdom teeth, they are leftovers from ancient history that no longer serve your mouth in the modern age. Most people have four wisdom teeth that reside deep within the gums. They tend to start emerging... Read more »

TMD Treatment Methods and Tactics

A TMD is also known as a temporomandibular joint disorder. TMDs are commonly caused by damage to your ball and socket joints within your jaw. Although your jaw is strong, there are many complex pieces that work your jaw’s mechanism, and a breakdown of one can lead to a breakdown... Read more »

Common Risk Factors for Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder caused by the air not effectively making it to your lungs while you sleep, thus prompting your body to wake up. If your airway is obstructed while you sleep, this form of sleep apnea is called obstructive sleep apnea. Another form of sleep apnea... Read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Oral Surgery of Tidewater, 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... Read more »