Posts Categorized: General Dentistry

To Keep or To Extract your Wisdom Teeth?

Do you still have your wisdom teeth in your mouth? Or were they long ago extracted and forgotten about. Either way, they have nothing to do with your intelligence, but they can make the difference between healthy aligned teeth, or crowded, gapped, overlapped, or infected ones. There has been some controversy over the years as… Read more »

A Moist Mouth is a Happy Mouth

No one wants to go through life feeling like they’ve just eaten a meal comprised of sand. However, when you are dealing with a severe case of dry mouth, that may be exactly what you feel like. Dry cheeks, dry tongue, dry roof-of-the-mouth, dry gums and dry throat are all common complaints of patients with… Read more »

A Bit of Advice on Brushing Teeth

Brushing your teeth is something you either do, or you know you should do. It’s a simple enough task that, when instilled from childhood, really doesn’t require much thought or effort. Yet we can all most likely admit a time or two when we skipped one of our recommended twice-daily oral hygiene sessions. If this… Read more »

IV Sedation: Dental Innovation

Have you ever had IV sedation for any medical reason? Many people might consider dental work something that isn’t worthy of such a level of sedation. But look at another way: Just because knowledge and technology doesn’t exist for a time, doesn’t mean we have to keep doing things the same way when new discoveries… Read more »

Connecting Alzheimer’s and Gum Disease

Practicing good, consistent oral hygiene requires being on top of your schedule. In the case of someone with Alzheimer’s, forgetfulness is the main challenge of the disease. This isn’t just your common “now where did I put my car keys?” situation. Alzheimer’s patients can forget what day it is, what month it is, what year… Read more »

Oral Surgery Basics

Oral surgery is sometimes a crucial necessity for maintaining the health and beauty of your smile. The thought of surgery is bound to make even the most relaxed person a bit nervous. Fortunately, breakthroughs in digital x-rays, technology, and sedation have led to greater comfort and shorter healing times. At Loukas General Dentistry, we provide a… Read more »