Archive for the ‘ Wisdom Tooth Extraction ’ Category
No More Wisdom Teeth Means More Ice Cream!
You’re fresh out of high school and wondering what’s next. Maybe it’s college, maybe it’s a summer internship, or maybe you still haven’t decided. Perhaps, what you do know is that there is a sharp pain in the back of your mouth. So, while you’re thinking about your future impact on the world, your wisdom teeth might just be impacted […]
History of Wisdom Teeth
Most people need their wisdom teeth removed, so why do we have them in the first place? Here’s a quick history lesson of wisdom teeth and the important role they once played! Wisdom teeth were once an extremely valuable asset to our ancestors. When a typical diet consisted of chewy plants and uncooked meat, third […]
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 […]