Archive for March, 2016

My wisdom teeth aren’t bothering me. Why should I have them removed?

Has your dentist recommended that you visit an oral surgeon for a tooth extraction because your wisdom teeth are coming in? You might be wondering why wisdom teeth should be removed – especially if you don’t feel discomfort or don’t notice any changes in your oral health. Although your wisdom teeth may not be bothering […]

Brushing and Flossing Do More Than Just Clean Teeth

Practicing proper daily oral hygiene is paramount to establishing a foundation of good oral health. In fact, brushing and flossing do more than just clean your teeth. Flossing and brushing help prevent disease, reduce the amount of harmful oral bacteria in the mouth, and keep the gums and other soft oral tissue healthy. Since oral […]

How soon can I return to school or work after wisdom tooth extraction?

Many times, patients’ wisdom teeth are removed because the retention of these teeth greatly increases one’s risk for developing painful and problematic oral health conditions such as TMJ dysfunction, chronic infection, periodontal disease, and dental caries. A tooth extraction – especially for wisdom teeth – is a preventive measure taken by a dental professional to […]