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The team here at Coastal Jaw Surgery has helped numerous patients in and around the Tampa Bay Area at our offices in Palm Harbor, Trinity, and Spring Hill get healthy and beautiful smiles. In a number of cases, this has been achieved with dental implants, which are artificial tooth roots that secure bridges, dentures, or crowns. Dental implants are more expensive than removable dental appliances, but many patients feel they …

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Dental Implants Vs. Dentures When it comes to tooth replacement options, dental implants have great advantages over dentures for replacing one or more teeth. The aesthetic and functional benefits are clear to see. Dental implants look and function just like natural teeth. You can eat foods you’ve missed, you can laugh and smile with confidence, and your implants will look just like natural teeth. However, the financial cost is …

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The team here at Coastal Jaw Surgery has helped numerous patients in and around the Tampa Bay Area at our offices in Palm Harbor, Trinity, and Spring Hill get healthy and beautiful smiles. In a number of cases, this has been achieved with dental implants, which are artificial tooth roots that secure bridges, dentures, or crowns. Dental implants are more expensive than removable dental appliances, but many patients feel they …

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How is the periodontal health of women affected by factors such as puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, menopause, and post-menopause? In today’s blog post, we’ll look at how gum disease impacts women. Puberty: Due to rising levels of sex hormones like progesterone and possibly estrogen, blood circulation to the gums is increased, causing sensitivity and greater likelihood of reaction to irritation. During puberty, gums can appear swollen, reddened, and can feel …

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As people age and the teeth begin to wear down, most expect that they will experience some minor cosmetic flaws. However, many are not expecting that they will have to deal with missing teeth. Unfortunately, adult tooth loss is far more common than most people imagine. There are several factors that contribute to adult tooth loss, making it one of the most common oral health problems for adults. Our …

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Dental Implants Information For over three decades, Coastal Jaw Surgery has served the Tampa Bay area by offering oral surgery, dental implants, Same Day Teeth®, and periodontal services. We have locations in Palm Harbor, Trinity, and Spring Hill for your convenience. We have many resources on our website to help you learn more about the services we provide. In this blog post, we’ll provide a list of some of …

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In today’s blog post, we will take a look at how loss of soft tissue can lead to tooth sensitivity, tooth decay, gum disease and an unsightly appearance to both the teeth and gums and how oral surgeons can address these issues with techniques to regenerate bone and soft tissue. Our oral surgeons use state-of-the-art technology and the most advanced techniques for regenerating bone and soft tissue. Here, we’ll …

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Surgical Options for Treating Periodontal Disease Our periodontist can employ both surgical and non-surgical treatments for patients suffering from periodontal disease, or gum disease. Non-surgical treatments may include scaling and root planing (also known as a deep cleaning). This involves meticulously cleaning the diseased root surfaces and removing the plaque and disease causing bacteria. Non-surgical therapy is often sufficient to treat periodontal disease; however, it is crucial to maintain …

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Dental Implants Information For over three decades, Coastal Jaw Surgery has served the Tampa Bay area by offering oral surgery, dental implants, Same Day Teeth®, and periodontal services. We have locations in Palm Harbor, Trinity, and Spring Hill for your convenience. We have many resources on our website to help you learn more about the services we provide. In this blog post, we’ll provide a list of some of …

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Dental Implants Information For over three decades, Coastal Jaw Surgery has served the Tampa Bay area by offering oral surgery, dental implants, Same Day Teeth®, and periodontal services. We have locations in Palm Harbor, Trinity, and Spring Hill for your convenience. We have many resources on our website to help you learn more about the services we provide. In this blog post, we’ll provide a list of some of …

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We are committed to providing a full range of oral surgery, dental implant, and, now, periodontal services to the communities we already serve in Pinellas, Pasco, and Hernando counties. Our periodontist meets patients at our offices in Palm Harbor, Trinity, and Spring Hill, Florida. A periodontist performs a number of vital services for the oral health of his or her patients. From treating gum recession to oral plastic surgery to …

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Are there any problems that can arise after dental implants are placed? Unfortunately, there are some problems that can arise in patients with dental implants. If dental implants are not properly maintained, issues with bone and soft tissue can arise and lead to bone loss, implant mobility, and even loss of the dental implant. Peri-implantitis is a term we use to describe a cas such as this. Peri-implantitis must …

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Reasons for Tooth Extraction There are several reasons teeth may be extracted. Periodontal disease, a fracture, decay, because it is loose, or infection are all possible reasons for tooth extraction. Today, we’ll look at minimally traumatic extractions and site preservation: in other words, tooth extraction and how bone loss arising from tooth extraction is minimized. Minimally Traumatic Extractions and Site Preservation While every attempt is made to save the …

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Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a leading cause of problems such as tooth loss and may be associated with other chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Periodontal disease must be taken seriously. In this blog post, we’re going to look at surgical and non-surgical treatment of periodontal disease. First off, let’s take a look at gingivitis and its relationship to periodontitis. If left untreated, gingivitis can advance …

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Wisdom tooth extraction is a common procedure at Coastal Jaw Surgery. At our offices in Palm Harbor, Trinity, and Spring Hill, we’ve seen thousands of patients who have had one or more wisdom teeth removed. Even though the procedure is routine, many patients still have questions and concerns going in. Your doctor will discuss every aspect of your procedure, recovery, and any questions you may have during your consultation. …

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Some people feel their gums appear too long and their teeth appear too short when they smile. A periodontist is able to help with situations like this in which a gummy smile is affecting a patient aesthetically and/or functionally. At Coastal Jaw Surgery in Palm Harbor, Trinity, and Spring Hill, we are equipped to help many patients who want to change their gummy smile. What is a gummy smile? …

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What is a sinus lift and how can it improve your candidacy for dental implants? Sufficient bone density is required to anchor the small titanium posts of dental implants. For a successful dental implant procedure a patient must have adequate bone density in their jaw. Don’t fear if you’ve been told you do not have adequate bone density. Having inadequate bone density does not necessarily disqualify a patient from …

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Gum Recession: Causes and Treatments If you’re experiencing gum recession, you may be concerned with the esthetic and/or health implications. The problems arising from gum recession can be both esthetic and can impact your oral health. There are several causes of gum recession and different ways gum recession can be treated. In this blog post, we’ll go over some of the basics of gum recession: the definition, causes, and …

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Periodontal Services in Palm Harbor, Trinity, and Spring Hill As you know, we welcomed periodontist Dr. Lindsey Pikos Rosati to the practice earlier this year. We are thrilled to be able to further serve the needs of the community by offering periodontal services at Coastal Jaw Surgery in addition to our oral surgery, dental implants, and Same Day Teeth® services. You can read more about Dr. Pikos Rosati and …

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We are proud to announce three new doctors who have joined Coastal Jaw Surgery. We’re sure many of you have already had the pleasure of working with these talented additions to our practice. Learn more about Dr. Kenneth L. Anderson, Dr. Philip J. Hedger, and Dr. Lindsey Pikos Rosati: Oral Surgeon Dr. Kenneth L. Anderson Dr. Kenneth Leroy Anderson, III was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and graduated magna cum laude with …

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If you are nervous about a dental procedure, we can provide various forms of sedation in order to put you more at ease.  Our goal is to make sure you are as comfortable as possible during the procedures. We can further discuss these options at the consultation appointment, but here is a brief description. We offer Nitrous Oxide Sedation, also known as laughing gas. This involves breathing nitrous oxide gas …

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Our Same Day Teeth® patients can’t say enough about the way Same Day Teeth® has positively impacted their lives. We are so proud to offer this revolutionary service to patients who want to have their implants and new teeth placed in the very same office visit. No more waiting to have your new teeth; you’ll go home with a new smile. Schedule a Same Day Teeth® consultation today by …

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One of the top reasons Dr. Pikos and Coastal Jaw Surgery are so well-known and respected in the dental implant and oral surgery community is Dr. Pikos’ commitment to advancing the field through continuing education. Dr. Pikos is known as a doctor’s doctor, a clinician with incredible skills and expertise as well as the desire and ability to teach the latest skills and technologies to other clinicians from around …

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We love sharing these follow up stories to show you how happy patients are at every stage in the recovery process. In past blog posts, we’ve talked to patients who are still happy with their dental implants decades after they came to Coastal Jaw Surgery. Today, we’ll share a follow up interview with a traditional dental implants patient, Jim, just 10 days after his procedure. Even though Jim hadn’t …

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In today’s post we discuss how a sinus lift can improve a patient’s candidacy for dental implants. Because patients must have sufficient bone density in their jaws to support dental implants’ tiny titanium posts, often a sinus lift is required. It has been found that the upper back jaw presents the most trouble for dental implant placement since there is often an insufficient amount of bone available. Because the sinuses …

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One of the reasons why Coastal Jaw Surgery is such a well-known and respected center for dental implants and oral surgery is the fact that Dr. Michael A. Pikos is the founder and CEO of Pikos Institute, a state-of-the-art facility where dental clinicians from around the globe come to learn the latest dental implant and oral surgery skills and technologies. Dr. Pikos’ commitment to advancing the field of implant …

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Cleft lip and cleft palate are among the most common birth defects, affecting about two out of every 1,000 babies born. Cleft palate surgery normalizes function and appearance and can help a child avoid potentially serious health issues. A cleft lip or cleft palate may occur individually in children or may occur together. They can involve either side of the face and sometimes both sides, and they range in severity. Repairing a cleft …

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Here at Coastal Jaw Surgery, we’ve helped numerous patients in and around the Tampa Bay area at our offices in Palm Harbor, Trinity, and Spring Hill improve their oral aesthetics and health. Among the many life-changing procedures we perform are pathology and biopsy services. As with many other conditions and diseases of the oral cavity, the chances of successful treatment of oral cancer are much better if it is detected in …

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Tooth extraction is a common procedure we perform at our Palm Harbor, Trinity, and Spring Hill offices. Often tooth extraction is something that will occur before another oral surgery or dental implant procedure. For example, a tooth extraction may be followed up with a dental implant to restore full dental health and aesthetics. In other instances, a tooth extraction may be all that is needed to restore oral health. In the …

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Tooth loss is a dental complication that can have a significant impact on a person’s oral health. Whether a single tooth has gone missing or multiple teeth have been lost, the effects on adjacent teeth can be serious. Missing teeth can jeopardize oral functions, compromise the aesthetics of the smile, and even weaken the jawbone. Because of the many disadvantages of tooth loss, it is important that patients address …

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Dr. Michael A. Pikos stopped by The Wellness Hour to discuss Same Day Teeth® and other dental implants topics. The full episode is available to watch online as well as individual segments of the show. Dr. Pikos does a fantastic job explaining how Same Day Teeth® is such a superior treatment option to others out there as well as why dental implants are preferable (and comparable in cost) to …

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Gum recession refers to the loss of gum tissue. Typically this happens as a result of periodontal disease or trauma to the gums (e.g., injury, aggressive brushing, teeth grinding), which causes more of a tooth’s root structure to be exposed. When a person is missing a tooth or multiple teeth, they may lose some of the their gum tissue since there is no longer a root structure for the …

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As people age and the teeth begin to wear down, most expect that they will experience some minor cosmetic flaws. However, many are not expecting that they will have to deal with missing teeth. Unfortunately, adult tooth loss is far more common than most people imagine. There are several factors that contribute to adult tooth loss, making it one of the most common oral health problems for adults. Dr. …

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Missing teeth can make basic activities like chewing, speaking, and smiling difficult. Unfortunately, traditional prostheses often shift in your mouth, look unnatural, or require foul-tasting adhesives to remain in place. To revitalize and repair your smile, Dr. Michael A. Pikos and our team of experienced oral surgeons utilize dental implants. We place these titanium posts within your jawbone, where they integrate with your natural tissue to form a solid …

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The team at Coastal Jaw Surgery has helped address major dental health issues affecting numerous patients in and around the Tampa region. We perform routine and advanced oral surgery procedures, which can improve dental health and total wellness. Part of our oral surgery services include proper diagnosis of serious dental health problems. This can be achieved through a biopsy. Let’s consider these matters in a bit more detail. Oral …

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Here at Coastal Jaw Surgery, we take pride in offering our patients some of the finest dental surgery in the region. We focus on high-quality care that is safe and effective, with an emphasis on patient education so everyone we help knows what to expect and how we are enhancing their wellness. We’ve received a number of questions about bone regeneration and grafting along the jawline and gumline. It’s with …

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Here at Coastal Jaw Surgery, we want to help our patients smile with renewed confidence and improved dental health. Many times that means performing oral surgery to address problems with the jawbone and gum tissue. These kinds of procedures are sometimes crucial as a way to prep patients for dental implants and other kinds of procedures. With that in mind, we would like to take a moment to consider the …

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When patients visit Coastal Jaw Surgery, they know that they are in great hands. Our team of advanced dental care specialists are among the finest in the Tampa area, and we have achieved excellent results when it comes to placing dental implants to address problems with missing teeth. Let’s take a moment right now to consider how dental implants can be used to treat a single missing tooth as …

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The team here at Coastal Jaw Surgery has helped numerous patients in and around the Tampa Bay Area at our offices in Palm Harbor, Trinity, and Spring Hill get healthy and beautiful smiles. In a number of cases, this has been achieved with dental implants, which are artificial tooth roots that secure bridges, dentures, or crowns. Dental implants are more expensive than removable dental appliances, but many patients feel they …

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Contrary to what many believe, it is possible to go through life without having to have one’s wisdom teeth removed. However, if these molars that erupt in the back of the mouth, usually between the ages of 17 and 24, cause pain or oral health problems, then a person may have to undergo wisdom tooth removal. Wisdom teeth can be the cause of severe problems in the mouth. For example, …

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As people age and the teeth begin to wear down, most expect that they will experience some minor cosmetic flaws. However, many are not expecting that they will have to deal with missing teeth. Unfortunately, adult tooth loss is far more common than most people imagine. There are several factors that contribute to adult tooth loss, making it one of the most common oral health problems for adults. Dr. …

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This month, Dr. Michael A. Pikos was honored once again by Dentistry Today magazine as a leader in CE. From all of us at Coastal Jaw Surgery, we want to say how proud we are of Dr. Pikos’ continued passion for education and learning. As we enter the 27th year of Pikos Institute, we look forward to a new year of excellence in patient care and continuing education. Dr. Pikos’ influence in the …

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Today we’re going to explain the basics of Same Day Teeth®, a revolutionary procedure that gets rid of the typical waiting associated with traditional dental implant procedures. With Same Day Teeth® old teeth are removed, implants are placed, and her new teeth are inserted–in the same visit. Same Day Teeth® gives patients a new smile without the waiting associated with the traditional dental implant process. Usually, when a patient requires dental …

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Karen from Bradenton, Florida shares her experience at Coastal Jaw Surgery in this Success Story. We are honored that Karen chose to trust us with her smile. We sat down with Karen to discuss her implants and how her life has changed after she What were some of your dental problems and how did they affect you? I had a six-tooth bridge and it broke like three times, and …

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In the first week of October, despite the threat of Hurricane Matthew looming offshore, doctors from all over the world arrived at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes to expand their knowledge of dental implants and oral surgery from 12 master clinicians. Pikos Symposium is known the world over in the field of dental implants as a must-attend event. For four days, oral surgeons gathered to learn from Dr. Michael A. Pikos and …

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