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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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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 …

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Wisdom teeth—the third molars in the very back of your mouth that don’t come in until the latter teenage years—are a nuisance for many people. Although not everyone will need to have their wisdom teeth removed, many people experience impacted wisdom teeth that are painful and cause problems. Do we really need our …

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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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Wisdom tooth removal is a procedure that millions of people have done every year. Dry socket can happen within a few days after wisdom teeth are removed. This happens when the blood clot that stops the bleeding and encourages healing dislodges itself and exposes the bone. This is very painful! Luckily, dry socket …

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These days, many people find that getting their wisdom teeth removed is the best course of action for their smile. Our wisdom teeth are often so far back in our mouths that they’re impossible to keep clean with regular brushing, often resulting in cavities and decay. As humans have evolved, wisdom teeth aren’t …

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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 ruining your smile, …

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