December 2016

Warning Signs of Oral Cancer

A cancer diagnosis is one of the most feared medical diagnoses. Over half a million people in the United States alone die each year of cancer, making it the second leading cause of death in the U.S. Early diagnosis is one of the most important factors for effective treatment and helping to shorten treatments for battling this devastating disease. Oral cancer is an extremely scary form of cancer due to its fast progression, likelihood of causing deformities, and high death rate. Knowing the early warning signs of oral cancer is important so that early intervention can be put into place. It is vital that you understand the warning signs of oral cancer so that you do not ignore dangerous indications that something serious is going on.

4 Reasons For Bone Grafting

In order for dental implants to be successful, the bone under the gums must be tall and wide enough to fully envelope the titanium post. If bone has been lost, a bone substitute or bone graft must be used prior to getting dental implants. This is a simple procedure that allows the results of your dental implants to be much more predictable.

Bone grafting essentially adds sufficient bone height and density to your existing jawbone. It can be done using the your own bone or with a processed bone substitute (from a bone bank). Your dentist will determine which type of bone graft should be used based on the location, type, and number of implants you are getting. After your bone grafting procedure, the next several months will involve a special healing process in which the bone graft will be absorbed into the existing bone. Bone grafting is universally safe and considered a low pain procedure

Don’t Ignore That Toothache!

Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGDThe body is an amazing machine that works intricately together. When something is wrong inside the body – whether it be minor or major – there are symptoms that occur to alert you that things are not right. These symptoms are meant to inform you that something is going on that needs your attention, and perhaps the attention of a medical professional. Your mouth is no exception to this. A tooth ache is an indication that something is wrong inside your mouth, and it should never be ignored.

A toothache is a symptom that must be addressed by your dentist, sooner rather than later, in order to protect the health of your entire mouth. Unlike a headache or upset stomach, a toothache will not go away on its own or pass in a day or so. A toothache is the symptom of damage or infection, and it must be viewed as the best indicator that there is an issue that must be addressed so that you visit your dentist.

Ways To Protect Your Oral Health During Cold & Flu Season

Atlanta GA DentistThe season of gift giving, family gatherings and holiday parties is upon us. Unfortunately, this is also a time for the dreaded cold and flu virus to rear its ugly head. While getting enough rest and eating a nutritious diet are ways to survive holiday sickness, you can also follow these oral health tips to protect yourself. Remember that if you have dental implants or dentures, you are not exempt from oral health problems or the invasion of oral bacteria.

Stay hydrated!
Dry mouth is more common during the winter. Not only is the air outside colder and drier, but you may not be drinking as much water as you would in the warm weather months. In addition, stuffy noses may cause you to need a nasal decongestant – these medicines tend to dry out your oral cavity. Remember that saliva is one of your best weapons against tooth decay. So do your best to stay hydrated and keep your mouth moisturized!

Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD.

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Missy Stone

I have known Dr. Suway for 30 years. My parents found him originally and made me a believer and life long friend and patient. In the years since, I have recommended my husband, son and friends. I would hear that going to the dentist was a fear of many people. I could never understand that because it was always a pleasure to come to Dr. Suway’s office. His staff are so professional, gentle and kind. It’s nice to see the same faces twice a year. You can tell they love working with him. I tell people that Dr. Suway gives the best shots – you can’t even feel a pinch. My son who hates needles, has no problem getting a shot for a filling. I love Dr. Suway’s personality. When you walk in the office you might hear him singing a country western song. I have porcelain veneers on my front teeth and am so thrilled. It’s been 10 years and they are still white and beautiful. He is an artist and perfectionist who loves to make people happy. I recommend Dr. Suway to become your dentist. He is a man of character and professionalism, yet down to earth. If you choose Dr. Suway, you’ll get an excellent dentist, but also a friend for life.

Dennis & Maria Liber

Dr. Suway is very relaxed and as a result we find that we are very relaxed as well. He takes the time to listen when we have concerns and he answers questions fully. We never feel like he is rushing from us to another patient. When we do need fillings, crowns or any other extensive work, he is concerned that we are comfortable and feeling no pain.

Nealean K. Austin

Through the years, we have found Dr. Suway to be a skillful perfectionist in all areas of his profession. He keeps abreast of and utilizes the latest dental techniques to improve and ensure the longevity of his patient’s teeth. He is a caring, personable professional who always greets his patients with a sincere, ready smile. Dr. Suway is also a ‘confidence booster.’ I say this because by the time I was 30 years old I was wearing dentures. He immediately recognized a self-conscious young wife, mother and professional who needed his professional help. His approach to boosting my confidence was through dental implants. At that time dental implants were a relatively new procedure. Dr. Suway carefully explained to me the advantages of dental implants and was proactive in working with my insurance provider to ensure that they understood the correlation between the required dental procedures and health plan benefits. I can smile with confidence forever because of Dr. Suway. Dr. Suway’s staff is a mirror image of his positive professionalism. They are always courteous, knowledgeable, efficient and personable. Appointments are scheduled at your convenience. You know that your time is valued because at the precise time of your appointment you are greeted, then immediately seen by either Dr. Suway or a hygienist. His work is outstanding and he is one of a kind.

Allison Lewis

My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Suway since 1988. Dr. Suway and his staff have provided us with state-of-the-art oral health care in a pleasant, friendly and compassionate environment for many years. Dr. Suway has done many procedures for me including root canals, crowns and a bridge. His work is beautiful. He is truly a perfectionist and that is exactly what I want in a dentist. I would never trust my smile to anyone other then Dr. Suway.