What is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and how does it affect oral surgery?

March 6, 2023 By Alexander Kim, DDS, MD

Your overall systemic health and oral health are intimately related to one another. What happens in your mouth can affect the rest of your body and vice versa. In addition, your general health condition may also affect the oral surgery procedure you get. In this particular blog, we will be focussing on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and its impact on oral surgery. However, to understand the implications of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease on Oral and ...

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Implant Integration: How does it work?

March 3, 2023 By Alexander Kim, DDS, MD

Implant Integration: How does it work? Dental implants are a novel method of replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are screw-shaped surgical fixtures that are placed inside the jawbone. These form the foundation for a permanent prosthesis like a dental crown, bridge, or denture.  However, before an implant can support a prosthesis, it has to undergo osseointegration. Dental implants are made out of titanium alloys and have the unique property of integrating with the jawbone. The ...

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