wisdom teeth

The Importance of Extracting Wisdom Teeth

Retaining your wisdom teeth could lead to the development of serious oral health concerns. Not only does keeping wisdom teeth lead to problems like orthodontic issues and painful infections, it can drastically affect your quality of life. Wisdom teeth are associated with frequent discomfort like orofacial pain and headaches. Having your wisdom teeth removed is [...]

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FAQs About Wisdom Teeth Removal

If you are thinking about having your wisdom teeth removed, you may have a number of different questions about the treatment process and the extraction procedure. Here are some of the most common questions we hear from patients who are preparing for this treatment. Why do I need to have my wisdom teeth removed if [...]

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What is an Abscessed Wisdom Tooth?

The development of abscesses in wisdom teeth is a common complication that occurs when wisdom teeth do not erupt properly and/or are retained. An abscess is a type of infection that occurs inside a tooth when pus (the by-product of an infection) collects in its sensitive internal structure such as the pulp of the root [...]

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Wisdom Teeth: A Guide to Your Third Molars

Many patients wonder why they even have wisdom teeth to begin with and why they often need to be removed. Here’s a general overview of your wisdom teeth and the problems that they can cause if they are impacted. Years ago, when humans foraged and hunted for their food and didn’t have access to the [...]

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Wisdom Teeth Removal: What is dry socket?

Having your impacted wisdom teeth extracted does involve a surgical procedure, and as with any surgical procedure may be associated with a risk of post-operative complications. One of the most common issues patients experience after wisdom teeth removal is dry sockets. Following wisdom teeth removal, a blood clot is supposed to form to protect the [...]

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Wisdom Teeth: Should they stay or go?

Has your dentist recommended that you visit an oral surgeon to have your wisdom teeth extracted? Are you wondering if these teeth really need to be removed? For the most part, wisdom teeth are removed to prevent a number of oral health complications. In fact, the overwhelming majority of people’s wisdom teeth do not erupt [...]

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Wisdom Teeth Removal: Optimize Whole Body Health

You may not realize how much of an effect impacted wisdom teeth can have on your overall health, but it’s quite significant. A healthy mouth is the gateway to a healthy body, so if impacted wisdom teeth are increasing your risk of infection or other issues, your entire body may suffer as a result. Because [...]

By |September 15th, 2017|Categories: wisdom teeth|Comments Off on Wisdom Teeth Removal: Optimize Whole Body Health

Will a wisdom tooth abscess go away on its own?

If you develop an abscess, you should see a dentist or oral surgeon as soon as possible for treatment. An abscess is a dangerous oral health condition that can spread throughout the oral cavity and rest of the body. When an abscess develops, strong antibiotics are necessary along with endodontic care (root canal therapy) or [...]

By |July 24th, 2017|Categories: wisdom teeth|Comments Off on Will a wisdom tooth abscess go away on its own?

Wisdom Teeth Removal: What are post-extraction considerations?

Has your dentist referred you to our oral surgeon for wisdom teeth extractions? If so, you might have some questions about to expect after your procedure. Having your wisdom teeth removed is a smart investment in your health; this is because keeping your wisdom teeth can lead to serious oral health problems like infections and [...]

By |June 26th, 2017|Categories: wisdom teeth|Comments Off on Wisdom Teeth Removal: What are post-extraction considerations?

Can all of my wisdom teeth be extracted at the same time?

Patients who are choosing to have their wisdom teeth extracted to prevent the problems that can develop from impacted wisdom teeth often want to minimize the number of surgical procedures they must undergo as part of their treatment. In many cases, patients will be able to have all four of the third molars extracted at [...]

By |May 4th, 2017|Categories: wisdom teeth|Comments Off on Can all of my wisdom teeth be extracted at the same time?