Do I need to have my wisdom teeth removed before getting Invisalign or braces?

If you are considering Invisalign or braces, it’s important that you take the time to explore your options and plan for your treatment carefully. You’ll need to find out if there are any additional dental procedures that will be required in order to improve the outcome of your treatment. For most patients, the presence of […]

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On December 10th, 2012, posted in: wisdom teeth by

Preparing for Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Although having your wisdom teeth removed is a rite of passage at this point, it still involves a significant surgery. Patients who prepare adequately for the procedure are setting the stage for good outcomes and a reduced risk of complications. During the initial consultation with the oral surgeon, be sure to ask questions about what […]

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On November 8th, 2012, posted in: wisdom teeth by

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Wisdom Teeth Extraction: Maintain your smile and your quality of life

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the four adult teeth that most individuals have that are located at the back of the mouth on each side, both top and bottom.  These teeth usually erupt in late teens or early twenties, and if they do not present any problems, they are generally left alone. […]

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On October 9th, 2012, posted in: wisdom teeth by

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What is an abscessed wisdom tooth?

Wisdom teeth, also known as the third molars, are teeth that we develop in our late teens or early-twenties. The teeth are a throw-back to our ancestors, and have largely become redundant. However, they continue to grow, and as they do, many people experience problems with wisdom teeth, from impactions to abscesses. An impacted wisdom […]

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Can you ever keep your wisdom teeth?

Most young adults are faced with the decision of what to do about their wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth, also referred to as third molars, are the teeth that grow in at the furthest back position in both the upper and lower jaw on both sides usually in late teens or early twenties. Many patients will […]

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On August 8th, 2012, posted in: wisdom teeth by

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What does recovery involve with wisdom teeth extraction?

If you asked five individuals this question, you would undoubtedly get five different answers. Simply put, everyone is different and wisdom teeth removal can be easy for some but more challenging for others. The reasons for this are varied: Wisdom teeth that have erupted are generally less problematic than removing impacted wisdom teeth. Oral surgeons […]

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I’m Postponing Dental Treatment Because It’s Not Bothering Me

How urgent can a dental condition be if it’s not hurting? If the dental condition is a wisdom tooth, it may be more urgent than you think. Making the proactive decision to have your wisdom teeth removed by an oral surgeon can protect you against future discomfort or health complications. Often, by the time you […]

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On June 7th, 2012, posted in: wisdom teeth by

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What is Dry Socket After a Tooth Extraction?

Dry socket is a condition that can develop after your have a tooth removed. It occurs more frequently when wisdom teeth are extracted. Dry socket can cause extreme discomfort and lead to infection, so it is important to have it treated as soon as any symptoms develop. [pullquote]Dry socket is a condition that can develop after […]

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Sedation Dentistry: A Safe and Comfortable Way to Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Only a very few people never have to face the possibility of having their wisdom teeth removed. For the majority of young adults, this procedure is routine, because there simply isn’t enough room in the mouth to accommodate this last set of molars. However, wisdom teeth removal is now easier and more comfortable than ever […]

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On April 9th, 2012, posted in: wisdom teeth by

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Detriment of Not Diagnosing and Treating Wisdom Teeth Impactions

Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to break through the gums, usually doing so when the patient is a teenager (or even into the patient’s 20s). A wisdom tooth is considered impacted when it fails to completely break through the gums, remaining trapped in the soft tissue or bones either partially or fully. [pullquote]When […]

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