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Wisdom Teeth Extraction

If you need to get your wisdom teeth out, don’t fret about this procedure. It’s a very common practice that’s done for people whose wisdom teeth are causing problems or will cause them problems in the future. Whether you have all four of your wisdom teeth or just a couple, you might...
Most of us know our wisdom teeth as these four nuisances that happen to us in early adulthood. These third molars come in between the ages of 17 and 25 and in over 80% of people need to have their wisdom teeth removed. Believe it or not, these four...
Dry socket, technically called alveolar osteitis, occurs when your extraction site doesn’t heal properly after you’ve had a tooth removed. Dry socket can happen during any type of tooth extraction, including wisdom teeth removal, and is more common in complex or problematic extraction procedures. After a tooth is removed, there’s essentially a hole...
Many people end up getting their wisdom teeth removed as a precaution. However, the majority of people experience some kind of issue with their wisdom teeth, so getting them removed is often the best choice for patients. Some patients don’t have the option of leaving their wisdom teeth in—there...
Impacted wisdom teeth occur when the third molars, commonly called wisdom teeth, come in improperly. They could fail to fully emerge through the gumline, not emerge at all, or they may come in horizontally. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause a swollen jaw, sore gums, or headaches. A simple x-ray...
Wisdom teeth are those third molars way at the back of the mouth that don’t come in until your latter teenage years, sometimes not even until your 20s! While some people won’t experience problems with their wisdom teeth, many people find that they have impacted wisdom teeth. What exactly is an impacted wisdom...
Tooth extraction is a serious surgical procedure that demands appropriate aftercare. Failure to follow your dentist’s aftercare advice can lead to painful complications, significantly increasing the time to recover completely. Effective tooth extraction aftercare can alleviate the pain, reduce the risk of complications, and ensure speedy recovery. If you...
Toothaches can have many causes, which is why it’s important to not try to diagnose the problem by yourself at home. Since toothaches can cause severe pain and even have the potential to cause a life-threatening infection, getting professional help sooner rather than later is always a good idea....
About 85% of people will need to have their wisdom teeth removed. What this means is that there are still people who keep their wisdom teeth and have no problems with them. If your wisdom teeth don’t create any problems for you before the age of 30, chances are...
Should you have your wisdom teeth removed? It depends on a lot of different factors. Healthy teeth are often fine. On the other hand, when these teeth erupt improperly it can cause malocclusion, a sometimes severe dental problem where the upper and lower jaw don’t align properly. Apart from...