Wisdom Tooth Pain: When should I visit an oral surgeon?

A toothache is always cause for concern for a patient. Not only is the situation uncomfortable, but it can also indicate an oral health problem. This is especially true when the pain is in the vicinity of the wisdom teeth. An impacted wisdom tooth can cause pain as it continues to attempt to erupt through […]

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Wisdom Teeth Removal: What can I eat after the procedure?

Patients who have their wisdom teeth removed often need to adjust their normal routines for a brief time after the procedure. In particular, you are likely to find that you will need to modify your diet for a few days as you begin to heal. During this time, it’s best to avoid foods that are […]

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Why is it typically more difficult to remove wisdom teeth?

Wisdom tooth removal often requires a surgical procedure, but some patients may not understand why that is necessary when other teeth can just be extracted in a simple, straightforward dental procedure. The answer is that the wisdom teeth (also known as the third molars) often become impacted because there’s not enough room in the patient’s […]

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Wisdom Teeth: Should they stay or should they go?

Many patients choose to have impacted wisdom teeth removed to prevent the numerous problems that can develop. However, this is an individual decision, and it’s important to get appropriate professional guidance in making that decision. If you are wondering whether you should have your wisdom teeth removed, you should consult with an oral surgeon who […]

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How soon can I return to school or work after my wisdom tooth extraction?

When wisdom teeth removal is recommended, patients want to know what to expect after the surgery. Although it is an outpatient procedure, the removal of these third molars does require a certain amount of time for recovery. The timing of returning to school or work is a top concern for many patients. Most patients can […]

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Wisdom Teeth Removal: Stop Health Problems Before They Start

Many patients choose to have impacted wisdom teeth extracted even if they’re not symptomatic yet. This preventive step can help patients avoid the many negative oral health outcomes that are associated with impacted third molars. Certain issues, such as a wisdom tooth abscess, can have serious implications for your oral health and your overall health. […]

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Why is it important to have impacted wisdom teeth diagnosed and treated?

An impacted wisdom tooth has the potential to have serious problematic consequences for your oral health, but patients may not realize that the tooth is impacted until problems have already developed. When an oral surgeon diagnoses impacted wisdom teeth and treats the condition, the patient can avoid troublesome issues like discomfort, decay, infection and abscess, […]

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Tips to Improve Your Chances of A Smooth Recovery After Wisdom Teeth Removal

As is the case with any oral and maxillofacial surgery, wisdom teeth extraction requires a certain period of healing, and the patient may face the risk of post-operative complications that can extend the recovery timeline. Your oral surgeon can give you some suggestions on steps that you can take to reduce the risk of negative […]

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Should I have my wisdom teeth removed before orthodontic treatment?

Wisdom tooth extraction is one of the most commonly performed oral surgery procedures, and most patients will have impacted wisdom teeth removed before age 25. There are other factors that can influence the timing of wisdom tooth extraction, such as planned orthodontic treatment. Each patient is unique, and your orthodontist may tell you whether you […]

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My wisdom teeth aren’t bothering me. Why should I have them removed?

Some patients think that they don’t need to have their wisdom teeth removed if they’re not experiencing any problematic symptoms like discomfort or bleeding. Understandably, it can be difficult for a patient to consider a surgical procedure for an issue that is not yet outwardly bothersome (even though insidious issues are developing). A similar analogy […]

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