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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, […]