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Clackamas Implant & Oral Surgery Center has a new home!



We outgrew our old office and are excited to welcome you to our new location! The new office is located at 11211 SE Sunnyside Road – just a quick, 5-minute drive from our old location.

Our new facility was custom-built with the safety and comfort of our patients in mind. The entire office benefits from a state-of-the-art air filtration system that exceeds medical safety standards. We feature private consultation areas, expanded surgical suites that include advanced imaging, and an improved layout designed for optimum workflow and efficiency.

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Dr. Brett Sullivan is offering this educational blog as a resource to the community. We hope that our blog will cover subjects that you may be interested in.

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Splitting a Decayed Tooth Prior To Removal Makes It Less Traumatic to Your Mouth

Posted on 6/21/2021 by Clackamas Oral Surgery Office
Tooth extraction is inevitable if you have a severely decayed tooth, periodontal disease, or if your tooth is broken in such a way that it is irreparable using tooth restoration procedures. Just before a tooth extraction procedure, you may experience difficulties in chewing, jaw joint complications, and shifting teeth, affecting your overall dental health. To prevent these complications, we will discuss alternatives to extraction and tooth replacement. However, if extraction remains the only option, we will do it so that it will be less traumatic to your mouth by splitting the decayed tooth. Simple Tooth Extraction Non-surgical or simple tooth extraction entails pulling a whole tooth from its socket using special tools. In this procedure, we will administer local anesthesia to numb your tooth, gums, and surrounding area. You expect to feel some pressure during extraction as we widen the socket to create enough space for removal. However, you will not experience pain as the...
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Additional Oral Conditions That Poorly Maintained Dentures Can Lead To

Posted on 6/7/2021 by Clackamas Oral Surgery Office
Dentures come in handy if you have missing or lost teeth. Full dentures replace all your natural teeth, enabling you to smile, eat and speak comfortably. On the other hand, partial dentures replace the missing teeth and rely on your natural teeth for support. For your dentures to serve you, you need to maintain and replace them when they wear out. Poorly maintained dentures can result in oral conditions such as soreness and swollen gums, damage to natural teeth, and angular cheilitis. Swollen Gums and Soreness Over time, your dentures will fit loosely due to bone resorption, meaning its time for a replacement. If not replaced early in advance, loosely fitted dentures will rub against the gum tissues causing friction and pressure. This will result in gum swelling and irritation. As you continue wearing your dentures over the sore and swollen gums, you will likely injure them and cause bleeding. Damage to Natural Teeth If you wear partial dentures, you need to ensure they are...
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Drinks to Have on Hand Following Oral Surgery

Posted on 5/24/2021 by Clackamas Oral Surgery Office
Anything that goes in your mouth following oral surgery should promote recovery. When it is time to take your first drink, be mindful which beverage you choose. A good choice would be water or flavored water. If you are wanting something with more taste, reach for apple juice or Ginger Ale. Sprite or 7-up are also good choices. You can have a well-blended smoothie, but avoid fruits that have small seeds. Drinks to Avoid Understandably, there are drinks to avoid after oral surgery. At the top of the list is alcohol. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can hinder the healing process. Additionally, if you were prescribed any pain medications after your surgery and you consume alcohol at the same time you are taking those medications, you are putting yourself in a dangerous position. You could experience impaired motor function. Liver failure and overdose are also painful realities for those who mix alcohol and medication. Please finish using your pain medications before consuming alcohol....
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All Posts:



Splitting a Decayed Tooth Prior To Removal Makes It Less Traumatic to Your Mouth
6/21/2021
Additional Oral Conditions That Poorly Maintained Dentures Can Lead To
6/7/2021
Drinks to Have on Hand Following Oral Surgery
5/24/2021
Items to Have on Hand Before Oral Surgery
5/10/2021
What Happens If You Dont Treat a Missing Tooth?
4/26/2021
Why an Oral Surgeon Does More than Work on Your Teeth and Gums
4/12/2021
Is Anesthesia Safe for Dental Surgery?
3/22/2021
Preparing Your Child for Dental Surgery
3/8/2021
How Can a Sinus Lift Improve my Health?
2/22/2021
What is a Crossbite and How Do We Fix it?
2/8/2021
Why We Use Cone Beam Technology When Performing Dental Implants
1/25/2021
Symptoms Your Jaw Pain Is More Serious
1/11/2021
Can an Uneven Jaw Hurt Your Teeth?
12/21/2020
How to Treat Oral Burns
12/7/2020
Types of Periodontal Services to Ask Us About
11/16/2020
Dental Implants Could Help Improve Your Oral Health
11/9/2020
The Benefits of Getting Dentures On Your Implants
10/19/2020
Does Implant Rejection Really Happen?
10/5/2020
Is Chewing Gum Increasing the Pain in Your Jaw?
9/21/2020
What Exactly Is Cone Beam Technology?
9/7/2020
Danger of Not Treating the Causes of Dry Mouth
8/24/2020
Some People Notice Tooth and Jaw Pain After Falling
8/10/2020
Exercise Restrictions Following Oral Surgery
7/23/2020
Steps to Take if Your Teeth are Damaged After Falling Down
7/7/2020
Dangers Associated with Osteonecrosis
6/22/2020
X-Rays and Scans That Can Make Oral Surgery Easier
6/8/2020
Uses of Platelet Rich Plasma
5/29/2020
You Never Want to Face Osteonecrosis Here is Why
5/15/2020
Does a Clicking Jaw Mean You Need Jaw Surgery?
4/20/2020
How the Enamel of Your Teeth Bonds with Your Jawbone
4/10/2020
Snoring Can Lead to A Sore Mouth and Even Speed Up Tooth Loss
3/20/2020
Todays Sedation Options Are Far Superior to Older Options
3/10/2020
Is a Salt Water Rinse Helpful After Oral Surgery?
2/20/2020
Signs a Root Canal Has Failed and May Need to Be Repeated
2/10/2020
What We Can Do When Your Wisdom Teeth Come In Awkwardly
1/20/2020
How We Can Help You Treat Sleep Apnea
1/10/2020
It is Vital to Keep Your Mouth Clean Following any Oral Surgery Procedure
12/20/2019
Managing Cheek Swelling After Oral Surgery
12/10/2019
Smoking is Only One Risk Factor for Oral Cancer - What Are Others?
11/20/2019
Things to Know Prior to Oral Cancer Surgery
11/10/2019
Does Chewing Gum Cause TMJ Pain?
10/20/2019
Exercising Your Jaw Could Prevent an Increase in TMJ Pain
10/10/2019
How Sleep Apnea is Treated with Oral Appliances
9/20/2019
Important Ways to Decrease Sleep Apnea Risk Factors
9/10/2019
How to Manage Pain from an Impacted Canine
8/20/2019
Do All Underbites Require Oral Surgery?
8/10/2019
How Your Diet Can Help You Manage Your TMJ
7/20/2019
Oral Health Boosts You Get from Bone Grafts
7/10/2019
You Should Not Wake Up to Daily Jaw Pain
6/20/2019
Your Morning Routine Should Not Include Chronic Jaw Pain
6/10/2019
Reasons We Have to Split Some Teeth to Remove Them
5/20/2019
Should You Wear a Mouth Guard to Protect Your Teeth During Sleep?
5/10/2019
You May Be Struggling with Sleep Apnea and Be Totally Unaware
4/20/2019
Would You Recognize a TMJ Problem?
4/10/2019
Sedation Options to Consider Prior to Oral Surgery
3/20/2019
Signs You Hurt Your Jaw During a Recent Automobile Accident
3/10/2019
Can Rinsing with Salt Water Increase How Quickly You Recover from Oral Surgery?
2/20/2019
Bone Grafts Are Common Procedures to Help Improve Your Oral Health
2/10/2019
Why You Want to Avoid Chewing Gum if You Struggle with TMJ Pain
1/20/2019
What Options You Have for a Broken Wisdom Tooth
1/10/2019
How Sinus Pain and Tooth Pain Are Related
12/10/2018
How We Come Up with an Oral Cancer Treatment Plan
11/25/2018
Times Where Jaw Reconstruction Surgery May Be the Best Option for Oral Health
11/15/2018
How We Can Help if You Struggle with a Crown Fracture
10/20/2018
Orofacial Pain Does Not Need to Rule Your Life
10/10/2018
How to Tell if You Have a Fractured Tooth
9/20/2018
How We Can Help with Reconstruction After an Accident That Injured Your Face
9/10/2018
Many Can Treat Their Bruxism with a Mouth Guard
8/23/2018
Are There Surgical Options for Jaw Pain?
8/13/2018
Does Your Jaw Hurt Following a Car Crash?
7/20/2018
Why You Need to Come In When You Have a Toothache and a Fever
6/23/2018
Unusual Causes of Jaw Pain
6/13/2018
What to Do in the First 24 Hours After an Extraction to Care for Your Mouth
5/23/2018
Bone Grafts and Dental Implants
5/13/2018
What to Do if You Find an Oral Cyst
4/23/2018
Types of Facial Infections an Oral Surgeon Can Help With
4/13/2018
Types of Injuries You Should See an Oral Surgeon For
3/23/2018
Things to Know Prior to the Removal of an Impacted Tooth
3/13/2018
Symptoms of a Broken Jaw
2/23/2018
How to Best Control Post Oral Surgery Bleeding
2/13/2018
Foods to Avoid When Your Jaw Hurts
1/25/2018
How Dental Implants Stop Jaw Resorption
1/15/2018
What to Avoid Right After Getting a Bone Graft
12/23/2017
What is Safe to Do Following Any Type of Oral Surgery?
12/13/2017
Signs Your Pain Stems from a TMD
11/27/2017
Salt Water Boosts Recovery Following Oral Surgery
11/17/2017
When to Extract an Impacted Tooth
10/25/2017
When an Abscess Should Have Surgery
10/15/2017
Surviving the First Day Following an Oral Graft
9/27/2017
Signs of Oral Cancer You May Notice at Home
9/17/2017
What Options Do You Have for a Cross Bite?
8/25/2017
How Long Should It Take for Teeth in a Day to Heal?
8/15/2017
Why Your Jaw May Hurt Even Days Following an Auto Accident
7/30/2017
Reasons You May Need Dental Surgery
7/23/2017
What Your Oral Surgeon Can Do When You Have Sinus Pain
6/30/2017
Preparing for Oral Surgery - What to Have On Hand
6/20/2017
Is Gum Safe to Chew When You Have TMJ?
5/30/2017
Boosting Your Own Health Following a Bone Graft
5/20/2017
Why Your Oral Surgeon Should Check Your Mouth After an Auto Accident
4/27/2017
What Options Do You Have to Treat TMJ Pain at Home?
4/17/2017
Why an Extraction is So Traumatic to Your Gums and Surrounding Teeth
3/30/2017
Foods That Can Cause Issues with Healing After an Oral Procedure
3/20/2017

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