The Harmful Work Habits that Can Damage Your Smile

While you’re at work, it’s easy to get lost in the tasks, right? Sometimes this leads to stress habits and forgetting to take care of your smile. If this is the case for you, it’s time to keep your smile in mind while you’re at work. Unfortunately, there are many... Read more »

Got Tooth Sensitivity? Here Are Tricks to Relieve It

Tooth sensitivity is an inconvenient dental symptom that could be caused by simple or more complex dental issues. To begin treating it, it’s best to cancel out the simple causes. These things can be treated within the walls of your own home. To help you, our oral surgeons, Dr. Melvin... Read more »

Tooth Loss & Treatment Options

Even though teeth are meant to last a lifetime, sometimes adult teeth are lost. An injury to the face, a severe infection, untreated gum disease, and other issues can cause this tooth loss. If gum disease is the cause of tooth loss, the infection can cause your gums to recede... Read more »

General Information About Dental Implants

Are you aware that dental implants are tooth replacement treatments created to withstand the rigors of chewing and speaking for the rest of your life? Even though dental implants can be damaged, they are extremely durable and can last a lifetime. If you have any lost or missing teeth, take... Read more »

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 »