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Wisdom Teeth: Questions Answered

  If you or your child are getting your wisdom teeth removed, you must have questions! We are here to make you feel as comfortable as possible. As always, if you have other questions feel free to contact us. We are more than happy to help you understand more on your upcoming procedure. Read on […]

Wisdom Teeth Removal Tips

Wisdom Teeth are the back molars that come in last, usually between the ages of 18-25. These molars are typically removed due to lack of space that can cause shifting of the surrounding teeth. If you are experiencing pain and discomfort, you may need to have your wisdom teeth removed. Below are a few things […]

Why You Should Remove Your Wisdom Teeth During Summer

Summertime is that blissful time of year when most people think of nothing but backyard barbecues, pool parties, and family vacations. While dental procedures may be the last thing you associate with this season, summer is a great time to have your procedures scheduled and performed. Let’s review reasons why this might be beneficial for […]

How to Recover from Wisdom Teeth Removal

If your dentist suggests it’s time to remove your wisdom teeth, don’t worry too much. The recovery timeframe for wisdom tooth surgery is often pretty quick for most individuals. Provided the patient adheres to their dentist’s pre-operative advice, is in general good health at the time of the procedure, and takes care of themselves appropriately […]

8 Signs You May Need Oral Surgery

There are some signs you may need oral surgery that are painfully obvious. For instance, if you are experiencing pain in the gums, teeth, or jaw so bad it is keeping you up at night or preventing you from eating, it is certainly time for a visit to your dentist. If you’re seeing much higher […]

Understanding Impacted Teeth and When to Extract

As teeth descend through the gums, most of them make it into the awaiting open gap without a problem. If a tooth cannot fit in the given space, however, it may start pushing the adjacent teeth to the side or become impacted. This situation is common while wisdom teeth come in during the early teen […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why is My Toothache Accompanied by Dizziness?

Toothaches are painful conditions that can result from a variety of reasons. While the most common symptoms of toothaches include throbbing pain, swelling, sore jaw and gum tenderness, other complications may also occur, including headache and dizziness. Certain diseases and conditions may contribute to feelings of dizziness and or lightheadedness when experiencing toothache pain, as can the side […]

Dealing with Swollen Cheeks After Wisdom Tooth Extraction

A wisdom tooth is actually a molar which appears at the back of your jaw after you already have own set of permanent teeth. It’s called as such because you are supposedly wiser by the time the wisdom tooth arrives, usually between 16 to 25 years old. Here at our Pennsylvania dental practice, wisdom teeth […]