Has your dentist referred you to an oral surgeon for a tooth extraction? Perhaps it’s time to have your wisdom teeth removed. If you do have an upcoming tooth extraction, you might have some questions about the treatment and recovery process. Many people ask about dietary restrictions following a tooth extraction procedure. There are a… Continue reading Are there diet restrictions after a tooth extraction?
Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars. These teeth develop later in life and were beneficial to our ancestors when they lost their second sets of molars. Today, however, most people keep their first and second sets of molars well into their advanced years. This means that wisdom teeth are no longer necessary for… Continue reading Why do we have wisdom teeth?
Because patients often pursue wisdom teeth removal in their late teens or early twenties, this procedure is almost considered to be a rite of passage into early adulthood. It is recommended that patients have their wisdom teeth removed by age 25. After that point, the roots of the wisdom teeth become more entrenched in the… Continue reading Is it time to have your wisdom teeth extracted?
Tooth enamel may be the strongest substance in the human body, but it’s still not indestructible. People can damage their teeth by using them for tasks that aren’t appropriate, like opening packages or holding rather heavy objects. Even biting into non-food items like ice cubes or pencils can put the teeth at risk for breakage.… Continue reading Don’t Use Your Teeth as Tools
Do you suffer with facial pain or frequent headaches? Perhaps the gums and teeth at the back of your mouth feel sensitive? Retaining our wisdom teeth can produce a host of oral health complications and issues with daily comfort. This is because wisdom teeth erupt in adulthood rather than adolescence and end up fighting well-established… Continue reading Experiencing Symptoms of Impacted Wisdom Teeth?
A tooth extraction is the surgical removal of a tooth’s crown and its roots. This type of procedure is done for many reasons—normally to preserve one’s health and quality of life. The most common teeth extracted are wisdom teeth. This is because third molars (wisdom teeth) are especially prone to becoming diseased. Wisdom teeth also… Continue reading Wisdom Tooth Extraction: What are the Health Benefits?
Because impacted wisdom teeth can cause a host of problems, wisdom tooth extraction is one of the most commonly performed oral surgery procedures. However, there are certain pre-extraction considerations that must be examined before a patient moves forward with this procedure. Patients who are considering wisdom tooth extraction should consult with an oral surgeon to… Continue reading Wisdom Teeth Removal: What are pre-extraction considerations?
Many patients choose to pursue wisdom tooth extraction as a precaution against the complications that can arise from impacted wisdom teeth, like discomfort, cysts, infections and damage to surrounding teeth. However, some people understandably may be reluctant to consider a surgical procedure when their wisdom teeth are not causing any trouble. If you choose to… Continue reading What if I decide to keep my wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the targets of almost every elective tooth extraction, and it’s often the initial reason that prompts a patient to consult with an oral surgeon. These teeth are often removed proactively to prevent the multiple problems that can arise from an impacted third molar, such as discomfort, development of abscesses, cysts and tumors… Continue reading The Facts About Wisdom Teeth Removal
Patients who are considering having their wisdom teeth removed may understand the idea of impacted teeth but not realize that there are a number of scenarios for this condition. One of these is a soft tissue impacted tooth, in which there is enough room in the jaw for the teeth to erupt, but not enough… Continue reading What is a soft tissue impacted tooth?