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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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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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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