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Valentina Obradovic
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Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom
teeth, or third molars, usually appear in adults between the ages of 17
and 25 and are the final set of molars that most people get.  While
most will eventually have their wisdom teeth removed, not everyone needs
to do so.  Most dental profession...

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Tooth Extraction
Dental extractions are performed for a variety of reasons including tooth decay, injury,
and for orthodontic treatment.  Extractions are a relatively common
procedure in most dental offices.  The difficulty of the procedure
varies depending on the case a...

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TMJ
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) occurs as a result of problems with the jaw, jaw joint, and
surrounding facial muscles that control movement of the jaw. The
temporomandibular joint is the hinge joint that connects the lower jaw
to the bone of the ...

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Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by interruption of breathing that occurs
while a person sleeps. A person with undiagnosed sleep apnea may stop
breathing hundreds of times a night. This disorder is very serious due
to the threat of oxygen starvati...

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Scaling and Root Planing
If
plaque and tartar is left on the teeth, as we mentioned before, it
provides the right conditions for bacteria to thrive. The bacteria
irritate the gums which can cause them to bleed more easily. You may
notice this if you are brushing your teeth or e...

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Root Canal
Root
canals are necessary when the pulp layer of a tooth becomes infected. 
Infection can lead to the loss of a tooth so it is necessary to remove
the infection with root canal therapy.  
The procedure is generally comfortable and saves the natural toot...

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Preventive Dentistry
Here at Adriatic Dental we help our San Marcos patients with preventive dentistry .
If you have ever heard the old saying ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a
pound of cure’, it definitely applies to oral health. A few minutes per
day spent cleaning teeth ...

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Pediatric Dentistry
Parents usually have a lot of questions about when they should first take their child to see a dentist. Healthy smiles begin in infancy!  The American Academy of  Pediatric Dentistry  recommends that children first see the  dentist  at one year old or when ...

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Oral Pathology
Oral pathology involves diagnosing and treating diseases of the mouth such as cysts,
tumors, and precancerous and cancerous lesions.  Many patients
experience unusual changes in the mouth, teeth, gums, tongue, or throat
that may be caused by disease.  Di...

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