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Wisdom Teeth Removal: Optimize Whole Body Health

Could your wisdom teeth be contributing to issues like orofacial discomfort, headaches, and the misalignment of your teeth? Some people experience quality of life issues when their wisdom teeth emerge and others can develop serious oral health concerns like tooth decay and gum disease when wisdom teeth are retained. Having your wisdom teeth extracted by […]

Wisdom Teeth Removal: What can I eat after the procedure?

If you have an upcoming oral surgery scheduled to have your wisdom teeth extracted, you probably have some questions about what to expect after your treatment and how you should adjust your daily life the days following treatment so that you enjoy an optimal and comfortable recovery. The most important thing to note after treatment […]

Do all patients need to have their wisdom teeth extracted?

Wisdom teeth are the most commonly extracted teeth among adults. This is because the emergence of these teeth can lead to the development of oral disease and problems including tooth decay, periodontal (gum) disease, abscesses, TMJ disorder, and misaligned teeth. For the most part, dental professionals recommend the removal of wisdom teeth for almost all […]

Wisdom Teeth Removal: Preserve Your Investment in Orthodontic Treatment

Did you receive braces as a child or teenager? Did you know that when your wisdom teeth come in they could reverse all the progress made by orthodontic treatment? It is true. When wisdom teeth erupt through the gums in early adulthood, they will crowd existing teeth, causing them to become crowded, crooked, and even […]

What if I decide to keep my wisdom teeth?

Many patients who are not experiencing symptoms due to impacted wisdom teeth may wonder why it’s recommended that they have those teeth extracted. Some may even opt to keep their wisdom teeth rather than undergo the surgical procedure needed to remove them. If you’re weighing this decision, it’s important to be as informed as possible […]

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 […]

Wisdom Teeth Extraction: Maintain Your Smile and Your Quality of Life

Impacted wisdom teeth can wreak havoc on your oral health and your smile’s appearance, increasing your risk of infection and potentially pushing the surrounding teeth out of position. Impacted wisdom teeth are more likely to develop tumors, cysts or an abscess, and they can also cause significant discomfort for patients as they continue to try […]

Wisdom Teeth Removal: What should I expect during the recovery process?

The extraction of wisdom teeth is a common dental procedure normally performed by an oral surgeon. Because these teeth are unnecessary to oral function and erupt the gums much later in life than other teeth, they often require removal. Although this procedure requires minor oral surgery, patients typically enjoy fast recovery times when they follow […]

Wisdom Teeth: What are dry sockets?

When discussing the potential complications of wisdom teeth extraction, an oral surgeon will often include dry sockets in the list. A dry socket is a painful condition that can develop following a tooth extraction. Although dry sockets can occur with any permanent tooth extraction, they are most commonly associated with the wisdom teeth. During the […]

Is it time to have your wisdom teeth removed?

Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that usually appear during the late teen years or early twenties. Most people have four wisdom teeth, although it is not uncommon to have more or fewer. There are a variety of factors that may influence your dentist to recommend extracting the wisdom teeth. A partially erupted, […]