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Barry R. Franzen, DDS Blog

Can You Drink Alcohol After an Extraction?

October 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 2:23 am

Man opening a beerYour teeth are meant to last for a lifetime, and your dentist will do everything they can to preserve your natural smile. However, it’s not uncommon to need a tooth removed if it’s impacted or beyond repair. Whether a simple or surgical extraction, you can expect your mouth to be tender for a few days. Besides eating softer foods, your dentist will also recommend avoiding alcohol after a tooth extraction, and here’s why. 


Debunking 4 Myths About Tooth Extractions

September 28, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 12:01 am
Extracted tooth

Is it about time to say goodbye to that troubled tooth of yours? This is never your dentist’s first choice, but sometimes a tooth extraction is necessary to preserve the health of the rest of your smile. There is all sorts of misinformation out there, regarding tooth extractions, and it can be difficult to know what’s correct. Read on to learn about some of the most common myths out there and why they aren’t true.


What Could Cause Dental Bridge Failure?

August 18, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 8:59 am
Close-up of a dental bridge

If you have a dental bridge, you likely want your prosthetic to last a while. In fact, you’re probably looking to keep it for its maximum lifespan of 15 years. However, this won’t happen should you experience dental bridge failure. As such, you’re better off avoiding the latter’s possible causes. But what if you don’t know what these triggers are? Well, your Milwaukee dentist is here to help. Read on to learn four common issues that can lead to a failed dental bridge.


Things to Expect at Your Dental Implant Consultation

July 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 6:41 am
A Milwaukee implant dentist working with a patient

However much you might want to, you can’t just rush into getting dental implants. To ensure these tooth replacements are right for you, you’ll need to consult with your local dental practice first. You might not get the best treatment otherwise! Luckily, your Milwaukee implant dentist can help you with the consultation process. Here are three things you should expect when considering dental implant treatment with them.


Why Is Summertime the Right Time to Get Dental Implants?

June 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 4:41 am
mature man smiling in dentist chair

When you hear “summer,” your mind may drift to thoughts of delicious, mouthwatering foods. Corn on the cob, hamburgers, hot dogs, watermelon, you name it! Are your missing teeth making it difficult to enjoy your favorite seasonal treats at the summer cookout? You might be considering getting dental implants in Milwaukee. If you’ve been hesitant to commit, now’s the time to make a move. Here are a few reasons why the sunny season provides the perfect opportunity to start treatment.

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