Bone Grafting FAQs

What is bone grafting? Bone grafting is used to rebuild bone in areas where bone has been lost. It is performed in the dental office under local anesthesia and is considered a minor surgical procedure. Grafting material is placed ina socket where the tooth is missing. You will then begin…

Dental Implant FAQs

What is a dental implant? A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line that allows your dentist to mount a replacement crown or a bridge into that area.  What type of dentist practice offers dental implants?  Dental implant surgery is,…

Why Should I Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Why Should I have My Wisdom Teeth Removed? With an oral examination and x-rays of the mouth, our doctors can evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth and predict if there are present or may be future problems. Studies have shown that early evaluation and treatment result in a superior…

How Do I Care For My Dental Implants

    How do I care for my dental implants? Well-placed and cared for dental implants have the potential to last for decades. Caring for teeth restored with dental implants is just like caring for your natural teeth. Good oral hygiene must take place before, during, and after placement of…

Anesthesia: Safety and Comfort in the OMS Office

Due to recent events in the local news, we wanted to take a moment to let our patients know that we take the highest safety precautions when administering anesthesia during a surgical procedure. Dr. Durham and Dr. Soung have an extensive amount of training and are diligently committed to ensuring…

Does It Hurt To Get Dental Implants?

  Although each patient’s experience is unique, most people find they experience less pain and discomfort than they expect, and typically return to work the next day. Local anesthesia or IV sedation can be used to keep you comfortable, depending on the procedure. Post-implant surgery discomfort is like that of…

Can my child get dental implants?

  Yes, dental implants are an excellent and smart long-term solution for children who have lost permanent teeth due to injury or accident. It’s advisable to consult with a dental implant expert as soon as possible after the teeth are lost. However, in most circumstances, the dentist will wait to…

Are Dental Implants Safe?

Are Dental Implants Safe? Dental implants, which have been used for half a century, are a safe and effective alternative to bridges and dentures. However, as with any medical procedure, there can be complications. Problems are rare, though, and when they do occur they’re usually very minor and easily treated….

Where Can I Find A Knowledgeable Dental Implant Dentist?

Where Can I Find A Knowledgeable Dental Implant Dentist? Dr. Christopher Durham, DDS, and Dr. George Soung, DDS of The Oral Surgery Institute of the Carolinas are both Board Certified and Diplomats of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (ABOMS). Diplomates of the American Board of Oral Maxillofacial…

Can Any Dentist Provide My Dental Implant?

Can Any Dentist Provide My Dental Implant? Dental Implants are sophisticated dental devices that must be placed carefully to minimize complications or implant failure. Your regular Dentist is very important for your long term oral health care, however, for best results, it is important that you choose a dental implant…

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