Wisdom Teeth

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

Did you know that keeping your wisdom teeth could increase your risk for common oral diseases - especially gum disease? Periodontal (gum) disease is a serious threat to your oral health. When this condition goes untreated, it can progress into a very destructive disease that...