Jay Platt, DDS

Wisdom Tooth Extraction: Making the Wise Choice

Around the mid to late teenage years, two haunting words enter into most teenagers minds.  No, it isn’t high school, or even job fair.  Those two words are Wisdom Teeth.  Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are aptly named because of the timing in which they appear, typically between age 17 and 21 according to data […]

Dental Implants: A New Age Solution to an Age Old problem

When teeth are missing or decaying, it can lead to functional deficits and embarrassing interactions for patients, often wondering where to turn for help and normalcy.  For years, traditional dentures were a mainstay in the world of dentistry to replace missing teeth, though certainly not without their limitations.  When teeth are missing, and there is […]

Oral Cancer-When it’s More Than Just a Sore

Sores in the mouth, pain with chewing, bleeding gums, and sore throats can seem commonplace.  Between ulcers, fever blisters, oral infections, general illnesses, and the all-too-common periodontal disease, it can be difficult to determine when a sore or a symptom is more than just your run of the mill oral health issue.  But, with oral […]

Full Arch Dental Implants: The Future is Now

Since its inception, the field of dentistry has been ever evolving, particularly in the field of tooth extraction, replacement, and aesthetics.  In life, first impressions are everything, and, as we become more visual as a society and more engrossed in the world of social media and imagery than ever before, first impressions are also everywhere, […]

Osteonecrosis of the Jaws: Should You be Worried?

Dentistry and oral health are admittedly full of big words  for common problems.  One word you may hear thrown around that sounds scary at times is osteonecrosis, particularly osteonecrosis of the jaw, or ONJ. What exactly is osteonecrosis?  Is it something you should be worried about or something that should be discussed with your dental […]

No More Wisdom Teeth Means More Ice Cream!  

You’re fresh out of high school and wondering what’s next. Maybe it’s college, maybe it’s a summer internship, or maybe you still haven’t decided. Perhaps, what you do know is that there is a sharp pain in the back of your mouth. So, while you’re thinking about your future impact on the world, your wisdom teeth might just be impacted […]

Dental Implants: Aftercare

Are you considering dental implants but are worried about the recovery time? Don’t worry, we’re here to give you the facts!   The recovery time following dental implant surgery tends to vary but is usually based on the amount of teeth being implanted, whether or not a bone graft was needed and how well the […]

Oral Cancer: Know the Signs

Did you know that mouth cancer is the sixth most common cancer worldwide? The sad truth is that oral cancers are more than twice as common in men as in women, and the fastest growing group of oral cancer patients are young, healthy, nonsmoking individuals. Now is the time to be proactive and get yourself […]

History of Wisdom Teeth

Most people need their wisdom teeth removed, so why do we have them in the first place? Here’s a quick history lesson of wisdom teeth and the important role they once played!   Wisdom teeth were once an extremely valuable asset to our ancestors. When a typical diet consisted of chewy plants and uncooked meat, […]

Wisdom Teeth: Questions Answered

If you or your child are getting your wisdom teeth removed, you must have questions! We are here to make you feel as comfortable as possible. As always, if you have other questions feel free to contact us. We are more than happy to help you understand more on your upcoming procedure. Read on for […]