How to Know if Dentures or Implants are Best for You

When you need a lot of teeth replaced, how do you make the right choice for replacement? You could get implants filed down to razor-sharp points, or maybe veneers inlaid with diamonds - right? Well, most people don’t choose to go for something that extreme. Instead, they’re focused on getting... Read more »

Oral Health Outliers: Jaw and Facial Pain

Several symptoms and issues can often arise in your mouth if any underlying diseases or infections are present. If you're doing damage to your mouth or if you have suffered any kind of injuries that are slowly getting worse over time, it can often produce jaw and facial discomfort as... Read more »

Understanding How Dental Implants Work

Do you understand the process of dental implants? If you are thinking of a dental implant, then there are things to know and consider. Dr. Sykes here at David L. Sykes DMD, LLC in Linwood, New Jersey, offers high-quality care and can provide you with information so you can consider... Read more »

Untreated Tooth Decay Can Lead to a Dental Cyst in the Gums

Sometimes financial concerns, time constraints, or dental phobia can cause some individuals to forgo professional treatment for an active cavity. As time goes on, the prevalent tooth decay can allow bacteria to affect the root of a tooth. This could eventually lead to an infectious buildup of fluid in the... Read more »

The Origin of Wisdom Teeth

What do you know about the history of wisdom teeth? Have they ever had a purpose? When did we first start evolving them? Find out the answers to these queries and others by reading this post we've put together about the history of wisdom teeth. If you have any additional... Read more »

Do You Suffer From Tooth Sensitivity?

When tooth enamel wears away, it can lead to tooth sensitivity, which can make your teeth hurt even if you only experience brief exposure to hot and cold food or cold air. The microscopic tubules in your dentin contain nerve endings, and when they become exposed, this is tooth sensitivity.... Read more »

Where Did Toothpaste Originate?

Have you ever wondered how toothpaste came to be? The history of toothpaste goes back for thousands of years. Our dentist and team in Linwood, New Jersey, are excited to share some fun toothpaste facts with you! Way back in 5000 BC, before the toothbrush was even invented, it is... Read more »

Got Dental Implant Questions? We’re Happy to Help

If you’re missing a tooth and you’re interested in dental implants, you most likely have many questions. This is to be expected. You’re not supposed to know everything about every restoration. However, having questions might make you hesitate about treatment, so it’s best to find the answers quickly. So, to... Read more »

Even Occasional Tobacco Use Can Cause Complications After Oral Surgery

There are several forms of oral surgery offered at David L. Sykes DMD, LLC. While they all vary based on the oral condition they treat or correct, the recovery process after oral surgery always calls for basic care. Any prescription pain medications, anti-inflammatories, or antibiotics will need to be taken... Read more »

Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Help to Improve TMJ Disorder Symptoms

Your jaw is hinged by a pair of temporomandibular joints that work to help your mouth open and close. When inflammation or physical defects alter the healthy function of these joints, the discomfort can be significant. This often comes in the form of a dull ache in the temples or... Read more »