Nob Hill Oral & Facial Surgery of Albuquerque Blog

BOTOX for More than Just Beauty

January 9, 2024

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Someone receiving BOTOX treatment

BOTOX is a treatment that most people are aware of, but may not fully understand what it can do. You might be aware of how BOTOX can be used in an aesthetic context, used on the facial muscles to reduce wrinkling.

However, there are some incredible health benefits that can come from BOTOX if used properly by someone who knows what they’re doing. If you’re curious, here’s what you should know about this treatment and what it may be able to do for you.


Sedation Dentistry: How Much Can You Expect It to Cost?

November 17, 2023

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Mask for sedation being placed on patient

If you’re feeling anxious about your upcoming oral surgery, you may want to consider having some form of sedation dentistry administered; this will help you stay calm and comfortable throughout your procedure. But how much can you expect to end up paying for the sedation? This is a question that needs to be answered before you make any commitments. Below are some important facts about the cost of sedation dentistry.


What’s My Dentist Trying to Pull? The Benefits of Tooth Extraction

September 13, 2023

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Patients are generally reluctant to have a tooth removed, and dentists typically treat extraction as a last resort. While the overall goal of dentistry is to preserve the health of teeth and other parts of the mouth, sometimes one tooth must be removed to protect the health of the rest. Here are some reasons your dentist might recommend tooth extraction and the benefits of going through the process.


5 Facts About Nitrous Oxide Sedation That You Should Know Before Your Procedure

July 17, 2023

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Close-up of knobs on machine for administering nitrous oxide sedation

It’s normal to be nervous before having oral surgery performed, but fortunately, there are ways to help keep your anxiety under control. One popular method is nitrous oxide sedation, which can keep you in a relaxed state throughout your entire procedure. Before you decide to have nitrous oxide administered, you should make sure that you fully understand what to expect. Below are 5 particularly important facts about nitrous oxide sedation.


Is It Too Late to Have Your Wisdom Teeth Extracted?

May 19, 2023

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50-year-old woman outside with sunglasses

Wisdom teeth are usually removed around the time they emerge, which is usually at some point between age 17 and age 25. Certain people, however, keep them well into their 50s. But what if your third molars start to cause you problems later in life? Will it be too late to have them removed by that point? Here’s what older adults need to know about wisdom teeth extraction.


Should You Have General Anesthesia Performed During Your Procedure?

March 10, 2023

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Oral surgery patient sitting back and relaxing

Some types of sedation dentistry, such as nitrous oxide or IV sedation, simply put you in a relaxed state. But for certain procedures, your oral surgeon may recommend general anesthesia, allowing you to sleep through your treatment. Before you make any commitments, you should familiarize yourself with how general anesthesia works – as well as what makes for a good candidate.


Freehand vs. Guided Dental Implants: Understanding the Difference

January 4, 2023

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prep for dental implant surgery

The decision to get dental implants has the potential to change your life in numerous beneficial ways. Before you can enjoy the advantages of a restored smile, however, you will have to undergo dental implant surgery. Different dentists and specialists employ a variety of tools and techniques to accomplish this procedure. You have the opportunity to choose between freehand or guided dental implant surgery. Which is better? Read on to find out from an oral surgeon in Albuquerque.


What You Can Do to Extend the Lifespan of Dental Implants

November 10, 2022

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older couple smiling with dental implants

Permanent prosthetics are quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to replace missing teeth. With millions of Americans enjoying their many benefits, it’s easy to see why permanence, improved functionality, and longevity are outshining the competition. But exactly how long do dental implants last? To answer this question and explain what you can do to extend their lifespan, hear from a local oral surgeon who has helped countless individuals take back their smiles.


What to Expect When Recovering from Dental Implant Surgery

September 13, 2022

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woman eating yogurt after dental implant surgery

These days, there’s no better way to replace your lost teeth than with dental implants. Not only do they look and feel impeccably like your natural pearly whites, but they also have the potential to last for the rest of your life! However, they do require oral surgery. While the procedure is fairly straightforward, you’ll need to follow your surgeon’s aftercare guidelines in order to have a successful recovery. Here are a few things you can expect after dental implant surgery!


5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Dental Implants

June 22, 2022

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woman learning about dental implants in office

If you are missing teeth, getting them replaced is the first step to eating all your favorite foods and feeling fully confident in your smile once again. Dental implants are the best replacement option available – but many people still don’t know too much about how they actually work. Keep reading for 5 little-known dental implant facts!