Archive for May, 2014

Is There Ever a Reason to Keep Your Wisdom Teeth?

Normal “wisdom” says to extract your wisdom teeth by age 25, but do you really have to? If you’re looking for a simple answer to this question, you won’t find one here. But that’s because the question of whether or not to remove wisdom teeth is one that must be tailored to the individual lying […]

Dental Issues Can Cause a Range of Side Effects Including Sleep Loss

When comparing the issue of sleep loss and dental maladies, it is important to approach it from two basic viewpoints – sleep issues can cause dental problems, and dental problems can cause sleep concerns. First, let’s take a look at how sleep loss, or lack of quality sleep, can cause dental harm. Teeth grinding is […]

Why Should You Replace Missing Teeth?

Replacing missing teeth is important for many reasons – including, of course, preserving your smile! The decision to remove a tooth isn’t ever a pleasant choice. Often, your dentist or oral surgeon will present this option if cavity treatments or root canal surgery aren’t on the table. If the decision to remove a tooth is […]

How can waiting to remove impacted wisdom teeth hurt you in the long run?

Wisdom teeth generally emerge in adults between the ages of 18-25, and are often considered as extra, “non-essential” teeth. They are the last adult teeth to break through, and should be looked at by a qualified dentist or oral surgeon to ensure they are not impacting the second molars that lie adjacent to the wisdom […]

What Can I Eat or Drink Before Oral Surgery?

One of the most common questions our team fields when a client is faced with an impending oral surgery date is “what am I allowed eat or drink before my surgery?” This is an important question, as the food and drink that is ingested prior to a surgery can greatly affect the body’s interaction with […]