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Corporate Dentistry—A New Twisted Reality

October 1, 2019

More and more corporate dental offices are opening up in cities and towns across America.  They actively push the “benefits” of being a patient there: Accepting many dental insurance plans Open evening and weekend hours All dental specialties under one roof On the surface, this does sound like a great place for a patient to […] ...

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3 Common Reasons You May Need an Oral Surgeon

August 23, 2019

Many Riverside County residents have never had any type of surgery at all. So, when they find out they need oral surgery to take care of a dental need, they’re surprised. However, there are actually quite a few common reasons why you may need a local oral surgeon to help you with your dental care. […] ...

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Mexico is calling?!

September 26, 2017

Dental Tourism is becoming mainstream nowadays… Lots and lots of folks head south across the border to have their dental needs addressed. “After all” they say “it’s cheaper and the doctors are mostly American-trained, so why not?” While it’s true that the prices for dental services are lower south of the border it’s hard to argue that the quality of work is often lower as well. It has to do with the differing standards of care between the US and Mexico. ...

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Worrisome Dental Trends

September 21, 2017

In the last 5 days I received two frantic phone calls from concerned patients. Both had their teeth recently removed in a general dental office and both ended up with bad complications. The first patient had a part of the tooth accidentally pushed into the sinus cavity underneath his eyeball. The second patient ended up with a numb lip after a wisdom tooth removal. ...

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Our Patients First

May 5, 2017
Snoopy Animation

Here at Temecula Facial Oral Surgery, we do everything possible to accommodate with same day appointment to ALL patients in pain! We do same day extractions and do not push for general anesthesia. All procedures can be done under local anesthesia. FREE (Dental Implants, Wisdom Teeth) Consultation including X-rays! ...

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Who is extracting your tooth (part 2)?

March 13, 2017
X-ray Showing Removal of Wisdom Teeth

I would like to share with you a heartbreaking story of a patient who came into my office.  This 45 year-old male patient had two lower left teeth removed at another dental office two months ago.  The patient never quite “felt right” after the extraction, having pain, swelling and not being able to open his mouth fully. ...

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Who is extracting your tooth (part 1)?

February 16, 2017
X-Ray of Tooth Fragment from Previous Extraction - 2

We often see patients who had teeth extracted at another dental office. On multiple occasions, the stories they share are not pleasant. They tell us that it took “two hours” to get a tooth out, that “they were in pain” when the doctor was removing the tooth and that they were “black and blue” afterwards. They come to our office wanting to have a dental implant done, to replace the tooth that was extracted ...

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Dental Implants – Digital Impression and Intraoral Scanning

May 24, 2016
iTero Digital Scanner

No need to bite into sticky ‘playdoh’ type of material to take an impression for an implant crown – a simple, easy intraoral digital scan is all that is needed to make the final restoration in our office. We are happy to announce the arrival of the 2 new Iterro digital impression systems to our office. ...

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A Late Night Phone Call

May 11, 2015
Red Vintage Phone

True story…A few weeks ago I received a frantic phone call from a daughter of an elderly gentleman. The woman was crying, saying that her father needs help, but no one is able to help them. Her father had an extraction done at a dental office by an “oral surgeon who comes there once a month”. Well, it was 6 hours since the surgery and her father just started bleeding uncontrollably. ...

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