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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Wisdom Teeth: Why do they become impacted?

Wisdom teeth are the last set of permanent molars to develop in the mouth. These teeth generally begin to erupt or grow into place between the ages of 16 and 21. By this age, most adults have reached an age of physical maturity and the jaw bone ceases to grow. It is during this complicated […]

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On February 6th, 2012, posted in: wisdom teeth by

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At what age should I have my wisdom teeth removed?

You may realize that it’s important to have your wisdom teeth extracted, but did you know that it also matters when you have the procedure done? For the best results, the wisdom teeth should be removed before a patient reaches age 25, and many experts are now recommending extraction during the late teen years. The […]

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On January 5th, 2012, posted in: wisdom teeth by

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Wisdom Teeth Removal: An Overview

The third molars, more commonly known as the wisdom teeth, are often problematic. Most patients do not have enough room in the jaw to accommodate wisdom teeth eruption, leaving them impacted in the bone. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain and discomfort and lead to issues like infections, abscesses, cysts and even tumors. Because the […]

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On December 6th, 2011, posted in: wisdom teeth by

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