Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom tooth removal has become a rite of passage for most people. Most mouths cannot comfortably fit this third set of molars. They need to be removed to prevent crowded, crooked teeth. If they are allowed to come in, they may not be able to be cleaned properly, leading to tooth decay and gum disease. When wisdom teeth do not have room to come in, they become impacted in the jaw bone. These can lead to pain and infections. Impacted wisdom teeth that are not removed also increase the risk of certain types of oral cancers.

 

Not all of the wisdom teeth may need to be removed at the same time. This depends on a number of factors like mouth size and the age of the patient. However, it is usually better to have them removed before they grow longer roots for less complicated removal.

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How to Prepare for Oral Surgery

When you know what to expect during dental surgery and to recuperate efficiently, you’ll more likely recover at a faster rate. Your dentist will usually perform oral surgery as an outpatient procedure. The dentist will usually do the outpatient procedure with local or general anesthesia. What this means is that you will go home shortly after your dentist has completed the operation. Before the surgery, your dentist will tell you how to prepare before and after the procedure.

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Top 5 Reasons to Try Invisalign

In addition to creating a more aesthetically pleasing smile, adult orthodontic treatment offers a number of benefits. Straight, properly aligned teeth are easier to clean, which reduces the risk of periodontal disease. Correcting malocclusions can also eliminate symptoms of teeth grinding and temporomandibular joint pain. Many adults, however, are reluctant to seek orthodontic treatment because of the time commitment, the need for frequent office visits, and the fact that they do not like the appearance of traditional metal braces. Invisalign is a state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment that is appropriate for patients of all ages. The following a few of the reasons why Invisalign is gaining in popularity among adults.

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Top 5 Things to Know About Dental Implant Surgery

Did you lose a tooth and are considering your tooth-replacement options? Or have you already lost a tooth and realizing that you desire a more permanent tooth restoration than a denture? If so, then you are likely considering obtaining dental implants. Dental implants have become very popular today as permanent tooth replacement options. However, you likely have some questions about just how the implant procedure works and when it is optimal to obtain a dental implant after having a tooth extracted.

Read on to learn the top 5 things to know about dental implant surgery, which may answer some of your questions.

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