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A root canal is a procedure done by an experienced dentist or an endodontist, a specialist at saving natural teeth. During root canal therapy, damaged or infected nerve tissue is removed from the center of the tooth, enabling the patient to keep their natural tooth and avoid an extraction. Root canal therapy can …

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Your child’s baby teeth are essential to their adult smile. Baby teeth help guide permanent teeth into place, so losing a baby tooth early can impact your child’s future smile. Caring for primary teeth until they naturally fall out can help your child have the best chance for a healthy smile. Children begin to …

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A dry socket is a complication of tooth extraction—typically wisdom tooth removal—that only occurs in up to 5% of patients after their procedure. Dry socket happens when the blood clot that normally forms over the areas of extraction is somehow dislodged or never properly forms in the first place. When the blood …

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A cracked tooth can happen as the result of an accident, misuse of the teeth, or even teeth grinding. For some people, a cracked tooth won’t cause any symptoms; however, an injured tooth should always be evaluated by a dentist, as cracked teeth can eventually cause tooth loss if left unchecked. Depending on the …

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Over five million people have their wisdom teeth removed every year. The procedure is a common one and can be done by a qualified dentist or an oral surgeon. Experts estimate that nearly 85% of all people will need to have their wisdom teeth removed to prevent problems with their smile. However, no procedure is …

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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 be wondering—just how long will …

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Although approximately 85% of people will need to have their wisdom teeth removed at some point, some people won’t have a problem with these third molars and will leave them in. Wisdom teeth erupt anywhere starting from age 17 to age 25, so as an adult, you’ll be responsible for getting your wisdom teeth …

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Your natural teeth are unable to be replicated by anything man-made. Although dental implants are one of the best replacements for missing natural teeth, there’s nothing like your natural teeth. Nature designed your teeth to last for life and be fully functional throughout that time. When there’s a problem with …

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Wisdom teeth are your third molars which don’t erupt through the gumline until late in adolescence. In fact, some people don’t see their wisdom teeth emerge until they are in their twenties! These third molars are well known for causing problems in the mouth. Over time, humans have had less of a need for wisdom …

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Impacted wisdom teeth happen when there’s no room for your wisdom teeth to emerge. Your third molars will try to erupt through your gumline, but due to an underlying problem, won’t be able to. What this means is that wisdom teeth get stuck either underneath the gumline or only partially erupt through the gumline. …

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