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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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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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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