Common Questions About Oral Surgery Recovery

Do you have questions concerning your recovery post-op? We have answers to the most common questions we get. Read on for more: How can I prepare for oral surgery? Make sure you have a comfortable recovery place set up at home. Having extra pillows can help you rest more comfortably,... Read more »

All About Wisdom Teeth Removal

Getting wisdom teeth removed is almost as common as getting braces. Just about everyone will need wisdom teeth removed, just like most everyone needs some sort of orthodontic treatment. The sad thing is that there’s a lot of wrong information in existence about wisdom teeth removal. Today, we want to... Read more »

Facts About TMJ

If you’re interested in knowing all about the TMJ disorder, then you have come to the right blog. Our dentist, Dr. Robert Stemme, is happy to tell you all about the disorder so you know all you need to know! The more you know about TMJ, the better. To give... Read more »

Recovery After Oral Surgery

It’s very important to properly recover after oral surgery. This means you need to take the recovery period seriously. To help you do so, our dentist, Dr. Robert Stemme, is happy to tell you all about how to properly recover after oral surgery in Chesterfield, Missouri. -Get plenty of rest.... Read more »

Dealing with Issues of the TMJ

Did you know that you can receive TMJ dentistry if you are struggling with problems involving your TMJ? Today we address why it’s important to treat complications affecting your TMJ so that you can have better health and happiness. The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are the joints that attach the jaw... Read more »

Understanding a Bone Graft

Are you familiar with a bone graft? If not, that’s OK, because our dentists with St. Louis County Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Chesterfield, Missouri, are here to help you. Bone grafting is important for many people who need help with the bone structure in their jaw. That is why... Read more »

Special Tips for Recovering After Tooth Extraction

In general, a dentist like Dr. Robert Stemme only advocates a tooth extraction as a last resort treatment for a tooth that is too severely compromised for treatment by a root canal. This is often related to an untreated cavity, severe dental trauma or other unforeseen complications. After suturing your... Read more »

Wisdom Teeth Removal Can Help Keep Your Teeth Aligned

Wisdom teeth are often removed to help keep your teeth aligned. Our dentists, Dr. Robert Stemme and associates with St. Louis County Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Chesterfield, Missouri, understand the big decision surgical removal can be, which is why we are happy to talk to you about the benefits... Read more »

Dental Implants: What to Know

Dental implants are a tooth replacement option that can safely and comfortably replace a broken, decayed, or missing tooth. These implants look and feel like a normal tooth, even though they are made of different materials. Dental implants are actually made from different materials, like titanium and porcelain, which are... Read more »

What is TMJ?

The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is most commonly known as a jaw joint. It is a heavily-used joint found at the base of the skull right in front of the ears. This joint connects the lower jaw bone (mandible) to the upper jaw bone (maxilla) and consists of mostly cartilage,... Read more »