Dr. Raymond Mikel “Mike” Westwood passed away on June 29, 2017. He was a leader within the dental and oral and maxillofacial field in San Antonio and an irreplaceable member of the team at San Antonio Oral & Maxillofacial Associates. In the online guestbook at Legacy.com, San Antonio oral surgeon Dr. James Mazock wrote:
SAOMSA Dental Blog
July 11, 2017
June 20, 2017
Take a quick drive down I-10 (not at rush hour) and you’ll see a number of billboards for cheaper and “better” dental implants — but don’t be fooled. Implant dentistry is an art, and visiting a specialist ensures that you get the very best care and most successful results for your new smile. Your implant dentist in San Antonio offers superior service with advanced technology, like complete oral arch rehabilitation (or COAR).
May 18, 2017
The wisdom teeth are the third molars that may or may not erupt beginning around age of 15 all the way up to age 25 or so. Sometimes people leave their erupted wisdom teeth, thinking they won’t really cause that many problems if they’re not hurting too badly. But the truth is, more often than not, wisdom teeth just need to go. If the time is right for yours, the doctors at SAOMSA® perform comfortable wisdom tooth extractions for San Antonio!
April 16, 2017
During the late teen years and early 20’s, a third set of molars erupts, known as the wisdom teeth. Although everyone gets them, it is often not without complications. Often, the jaw is not large enough to accommodate another set of molars. As a result, dental problems develop, such as overcrowding and impactions. More than 10 million wisdom teeth are removed each year from dental complications. At San Antonio Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates, we routinely provide wisdom teeth extractions in San Antonio. After the removal of the teeth, you will need to follow strict aftercare instructions to ensure a successful recovery.
April 6, 2017
If you have recently gotten your wisdom teeth, you might be quite surprised if you do not have all four teeth erupt. The wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that appear during the late teens to early twenties. While it is believed everyone gets their wisdom teeth, this may not necessarily be true. In most cases, if you do not have all your wisdom teeth, they are likely impacted, which means you need wisdom tooth extractions in San Antonio. However, for some who do not have all four molars, it may be due to evolution.
March 20, 2017
Do you have jaw pain and soreness in the back of your mouth? If you’re between the ages of 17 and 21, you might be dealing with incoming wisdom teeth. Since these teeth tend to cause more problems than they solve, third molars are removed over 90% of patients. In this post, the team from San Antonio Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates tells you how to know if you need wisdom teeth extractions in San Antonio. If the symptoms below sound familiar to you, reach out to them right away – it’s the wisest decision you can make for your smile.
January 24, 2017
Sooner or later the issue of wisdom teeth is bound to come up for most people. Nearly everyone is born with some wisdom teeth, often in both the upper and lower jaw. These additional teeth are considered your third set of molars and are the last ones to come in. When it is time for them to erupt, you may experience some pain as they begin to move up out of the gums. Sometimes these teeth can become impacted, which means they are having trouble erupting out of the gums. Typically, wisdom teeth are removed if they become troublesome, but it is not always necessary or recommended. The oral surgeons at SAOMSA are experts at wisdom tooth extractions in San Antonio. If you are experiencing any difficulties, it is a good idea to have them checked out to be sure that no complications exist.
December 29, 2016
Moments like these are why you’re happy to be a grandparent. Your grand-kids are rough-housing at your feet as you relax in your favorite chair. There’s a touch of sadness, however, because you wish you could join in the fun, but can’t. Your dentures have become loose over the years, and it’s hard enough to keep them in place while you are simply eating or talking. The last thing you want is for them to fly out of your mouth and traumatize your grandchildren. There has to be a set of dentures that doesn’t limit you so much, but how would they work? All-On-4 dentures in San Antonio can give you your smile back in ways regular dentures simply can’t, and Dr. James Mazock can explain. (more…)
November 2, 2016
Timing is everything, right? You’ve probably heard that innumerable times, and that is because it’s true. It can make all the difference when it comes to a multitude of experiences, and that includes getting dental implants in San Antonio. You already know they are the best way to replace your missing teeth, but the question is, when should you start the process? The end of the year can get very busy, so it’d be best to wait till January, right?
Here are 3 reasons you should get your dental implants this time of year. (more…)
August 23, 2016
If you’re missing all of your teeth, the promise of new teeth in a day with dental implants may sound too good to be true. But we’ve got good news: same-day tooth replacement is possible with San Antonio dental implants. Patients who have lost a full row of teeth or are on the brink of total tooth extraction can benefit from complete oral arch rehabilitation, or COAR. The team at San Antonio Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates offers COAR with All-on-4 dental implants — keep reading to find out more.