If only wisdom teeth made you wiser. Instead, they tend to be painful annoyances that actually no longer serve a purpose in the modern day. Your wisdom teeth are the final four adult teeth to come through the gums, which tends to happen in early adult years (between 17-24 years old). It can be a… Continue reading 4 Signs You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed Now
Complications after a tooth extraction can be painful and threaten your oral health, so it’s important to do everything possible to prevent them. If you are having a surgical extraction, such as wisdom teeth removal, your oral surgeon will give you detailed instructions of what to do and what not to do. Additionally, it’s important… Continue reading Do’s And Don’ts After A Tooth Extraction
When facing a surgical tooth extraction, such as wisdom teeth removal, many patients are concerned about discomfort that they may experience during the procedure. This fear can be driven by previous negative dental treatment experiences or just from stories they’ve heard from others. Fortunately, your oral surgeon can use several strategies to minimize discomfort while… Continue reading Will I be comfortable during my tooth extraction?
Has your dentist referred you to an oral surgeon to have a tooth removed? If so, it’s for good reason. While a general dentist can perform a simple tooth extraction, sometimes an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) is needed to perform complex tooth removals. This can include removing wisdom teeth, badly injured teeth, and impacted… Continue reading Why did my dentist refer me to an oral surgeon for a tooth extraction?
After an oral surgeon performs a surgical tooth extraction, the incision site is stitched back together to allow the area to heal. If you’ve never had oral surgery before, you may not know what to expect from these stitches. Often, the oral surgeon will use dissolvable stitches and the patient will just wait for the… Continue reading When are stitches ready to come out?
You are likely to be hungry after you’ve undergone a tooth extraction, especially if you had to fast for a number of hours prior to the procedure due to the anesthetic delivery method. However, you should proceed with caution when it comes to eating after your tooth extraction. If you eat too soon or consume… Continue reading How long should I wait to eat after a tooth extraction?
A tooth extraction that involves a surgical procedure, such as removal of the wisdom teeth, can result in complications if the patient does not take proper care of the extraction site afterward. Your oral surgeon will send you home with thorough instructions about what to do after your tooth extraction to reduce your risk of… Continue reading What To Do After A Tooth Extraction
After a patient undergoes a tooth extraction, such as having the wisdom teeth removed, an empty socket remains where the tooth had previously been. In most cases, that hole will fill in with regenerated tissue over the course of a month after your extraction. Knowing what to expect from tooth extraction recovery and what to… Continue reading How long does it take for the hole to close after tooth extraction?
Periodontal disease can have serious consequences for your oral health, potentially resulting in tooth and bone loss in the most severe cases. Therefore, it’s important to do everything possible to reduce your risk of developing this condition. Those preventive steps may include wisdom tooth extraction, as impacted third molars can harbor the bacteria that cause… Continue reading How Wisdom Tooth Extraction Can Reduce The Risk Of Periodontal Disease
Patients who are consulting with an oral surgeon about a tooth extraction may never have undergone an oral surgery procedure in the past. They often have numerous questions. We’ve compiled some of the most common questions posed by patients who are facing surgical tooth extractions, along with their answers. When is surgery needed to extract… Continue reading Tooth Extraction: Common Questions And Answers