Oral Surgery

Don’t Play Around with Receding Gums Back when we were in elementary school, “recess” was a word we all appreciated! Now that we are older, it’s not such a nice word anymore — as in economic recession, hairline recession, and gum recession. For our dentists, gum...

Losing your teeth when you’re a kid is expected — your baby teeth are replaced by permanent teeth. But what if you lose one of your permanent teeth? Are you supposed to spit it out and forget it like some action hero, or proudly show...

Many middle-aged to older Americans experience tooth loss. Many rightly want to replace those missing teeth with dental implants, but due to bone loss or a lack of bone density, they are not good candidates. Given these issues, it is important for our Placerville dental...

Stop Pain without Opioids With all that's been in the news recently about the opioid epidemic and the misuse of pain relieving drugs, can you recover from oral surgery without risking addiction to medicines? Recovery from oral surgery, as with all medical procedures, is a process...

Even though dentists account for only about 7% of all U.S. opioid prescriptions, the American Dental Association (ADA) is encouraging dentists to “eliminate opioids from your arsenal if at all possible.” The reasons for this include two things: the frightening opioid epidemic striking the country...

When you look good, you feel good and a confident smile is part of that. Healthy teeth come in a variety of shades of white and yellow, but should always be supported by firm, pink gums that do not bleed. Preventing gum disease, and the...

Gum recession affects everyone to some extent, but can be slowed down drastically with good oral health care. The Placerville Dental Group helps patients with gum disease on a regular basis, and that's really far too often. So do your best to maintain healthy gums...

The Placerville Dental Group takes your oral health seriously, and when you do too it's a win-win! Sometimes, though, our patients put off dental visits or ignore symptoms that are signs of potential oral distress. When is it most important to visit the dentist? Check...

At the Placerville Dental Group, our dentists and hygienists emphasize the importance of a customized dental treatment plan, especially when a patient requires oral surgery, full-mouth restoration, orthodontic care or cosmetic dental restoration. Progress to a healthier mouth starts with clear communication between your local...