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 »

Basic Care Can Help Your Gums Heal Comfortably After a Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is often a last resort measure of treatment for a tooth that has been severely traumatized or compromised by untreated tooth decay. It typically involves excising the tooth’s root structure as well as any potential infected material, before the gums are sutured. In a case this severe, Dr.... Read more »

Wisdom Teeth Evolution

What are you familiar with concerning the history of wisdom teeth? Have they ever had a purpose? When did we first start using them? Find out the answers to these questions and extra ones by reading this post we've created about the history of wisdom teeth. If you have any... Read more »

Tooth Sensitivity Risk Factors

Will you experience tooth sensitivity? Are you going to? Knowing the signs can be half the battle, so we've assembled this post on tooth sensitivity causes and risk factors for your educational benefit. We hope you benefit from these facts. When your pearly white's roots are unprotected due to receding... Read more »

A Dental Implant Is One of the Most Effective Methods for Replacing a Lost Tooth

Losing a tooth can certainly be painful and traumatic. Even if you learn to live with decreased oral function and any possible changes in your appearance, the void in your mouth could potentially cause complications with your dentition. The nearby teeth could gradually start to change their alignment, this could... Read more »

Special Care Needs to Be Taken After a Dental Extraction

Severe dental trauma and untreated tooth decay can have a severe negative effect on the internal structures of a tooth, as well as the root that anchors it in the periodontal tissues. If the problem is severe Dr. Robert Stemme might not be able to treat it with endodontic therapy.... Read more »

Are Your Wisdom Teeth Causing Swelling? Here’s How to Deal with It

Oral hygiene is very important for a top-notch smile and oral health, and part of oral hygiene is having a healthy and balanced diet. So, if you want your child to have strong and healthy teeth and gums, our dentist, Dr. Robert Stemme, encourages you to teach them about tooth-healthy... Read more »