ADA Accessibility Information
Accessibility

A
A

A
South Valley Oral Surgery Logo
Schedule appointment San Jose button
Call 408-479-9449 Yelp San Jose Button Google San Jose Button
Schedule appointment Gilroy button
Call 408-479-8788 Yelp Gilroy Button Google Gilroy Button
Facebook page Twitter page Instgram page Healthgrades page

Dental Blog


Dr. Joseph C. McMurray is offering this educational blog to his patients and the community. Our hope at South Valley Oral and Facial Surgery is that our blog will talk about the topics that you and your family may be interested in.

If you like an article or the dental blog in general please use the share it button to post to Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.

Want us to cover a particular topic? Please contact us!

Click an icon below to share our blog.


Latest Posts:

Why We Trust Intraoral Cameras Over Just X-rays
Posted on 8/23/2018 by Dr McMurray
X-rays are excellent tools to really see what is going on in your mouth and allows our dentist to determine what is the best treatment for your condition. However, X-rays don't show us everything in detail and they can miss things like cavities, which an intraoral camera can catch. What is an Intraoral Camera? An intraoral camera is a small digital device, about the size of a dental mirror, that is placed in the mouth and can catch extremely small details that may be otherwise missed with just an X-ray. Because it's extremely important to catch dental conditions early, this technology can be extremely useful to start treatment right away. How Does an Intraoral Camera Work? An intraoral camera is equipped with a tiny but powerful lens and built-in LED light, that is moved around, taking pictures of different areas of a patient's mouth. These videos are transmitted to a computer to be analyzed further. The video can also be frozen, to create a screenshot, edited and stored on the computer and shared with the patient so they can see what is going on in their mouth as well. The images from an intraoral camera can be zoomed in for up to 25 times magnification. Sometimes, patients can be intimidated coming to our office because they think that whatever treatment they need will cause pain and some of the tools used by our hygienists and dentists can look scary. However, using an intraoral camera is less painful than getting X-rays. An intraoral camera doesn't replace the need for X-rays. While the accuracy of the intraoral camera can give you extremely good views of the inside of your entire mouth, only the X-rays can see what is happening inside the teeth, gums, and bones....
Read more...




All Posts:

Why We Trust Intraoral Cameras Over Just X-rays
8/23/2018
What to Do When You First Notice Jaw Pain
8/13/2018
Do You Need a Sinus Lift?
7/20/2018
Does Splitting Teeth Make Extraction Easier?
6/23/2018
Do You Have a Broken Jaw? If So, We Can Help
6/13/2018
What a Warm Spot in Your Mouth Could Mean
5/23/2018
Types of Specialties for Oral Surgeons
5/13/2018
What to Do When Your Jaw Grows Unevenly
4/20/2018
What to Do if You Have Benign Tumors In or Around Your Mouth
4/10/2018
What Can You Do to Improve Your Oral Health Prior to Oral Surgery?
3/23/2018
How Soon Can You Eat Following The Placement Of Temporary Implants?
3/13/2018
Pain Plus a Fever Means You Need to Get Your Toothache Checked
2/23/2018
Oral Surgeons Can Help Following Auto Accidents Where Your Head Gets Injured
2/13/2018
Beverages to Drink Following Oral Surgery
1/23/2018
Overcoming the Pain of a Bone Graft
1/13/2018
Symptoms Your Tooth is Broken and Needs Attention
12/23/2017
Symptoms of Impacted Teeth You Need to Be Aware Of
12/13/2017
Proper Oral Hygiene Routines Following Oral Surgery
11/23/2017
How to Use Ice Properly Following Oral Surgery
11/13/2017
Problems When Snoring Goes Untreated
10/23/2017
Problems Associated with Bony Growths Anywhere in Your Mouth
10/13/2017
Reasons You May Need an Oral Graft
9/27/2017
Reasons a Root Canal May Fail
9/17/2017
Signs of Bruxism to Be Aware of Before It Ruins Your Teeth Irreparably
8/25/2017
Pain to Expect When Your Wisdom Teeth Erupt
8/15/2017
What to Know If You Have a Broken Jaw
7/30/2017
What Sedation Options You Like Have at Your Oral Surgeon's Office
7/23/2017
Ways Your Oral Surgeon Can Improve Your Oral Health When You Snore
6/25/2017
Types of Damage You Can Expect from Bruxism
6/15/2017
How a Sinus Lift Makes Implants More Possible
5/27/2017
When to Stop Using Ice to Control Swelling Following Oral Surgery
5/17/2017
Which Types of Sedation Should You Ask About for Oral Surgery?
4/27/2017
When Do You Need to Start Having Regular Oral Cancer Screenings?
4/17/2017
Why are the Inside Corners of Your Mouth Bumpy?
3/25/2017
The Effects Gum Disease Can Have on False Teeth
3/15/2017
What Types of Dental Implants are There?
2/27/2017
Talking to an Oral Surgeon About a Crossbite
2/17/2017
What to Expect from an Oral Biopsy
1/27/2017
What to Expect After a Wisdom Tooth Extraction
1/17/2017
Oral Surgery and Exercise - How Long Should You Wait?
12/30/2016
Oral Surgery & Tobacco: Time To Quit!
12/20/2016
When Sinuses Impact TMJ, What Should You Do?
11/30/2016
What Happens if Your Jaw Grows Unevenly
11/20/2016
Your Jaw Could Be Causing Your Ears to Ring
10/30/2016
Turning to Your Oral Surgeon When Sleep Apnea Plagues You
10/20/2016

SAN JOSE OFFICE
Yelp Button to write or read reviews Google Button to write or read reviews READ & WRITE REVIEWS
5595 Winfield Blvd
#202
San Jose, CA 95123
Phone: 408-479-9449


Request an appointment in SAN JOSE button


GILROY OFFICE
Yelp Button to write or read reviews Yelp Button to write or read reviews READ & WRITE REVIEWS
7880 Wren Ave
#E152
Gilroy, CA 95020
Phone: 408-479-8788


Request an appointment in Gilroy button


Facebook page Twitter page Instgram page Healthgrades page
Copyright © 2016-2018 South Valley Oral and Facial Surgery and WEO MEDIA. All rights reserved.  Sitemap | Links