What are pre-extraction considerations?

To undergo a surgical tooth extraction, as is the case with any oral surgery, a patient must meet certain requirements related to both their oral health and their overall health. For example, if you are planning to have your wisdom teeth removed, your case will be thoroughly reviewed to ensure that it is safe for […]

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On February 19th, 2014, posted in: tooth extraction by

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Do I have options for environmentally friendly oral surgery?

Patients who are dedicated to preserving the environment don’t have to leave those beliefs behind when it comes to dental treatment. A small, but growing movement in dentistry, as well as oral and maxillofacial surgery, strives to treat patients with minimal impact to the planet. You can definitely go green when it’s time for your […]

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What is the best age and time to have wisdom teeth removed?

The third molars, or wisdom teeth, are the last to erupt, which typically happens by late adolescence. However, in a large number of patients, those teeth become impacted, which means that they must be removed by an experienced oral surgeon before significant problems with these impacted teeth occur. When wisdom teeth fail to erupt properly, […]

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On March 21st, 2012, posted in: tooth extraction by

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What is a dry socket after a tooth extraction?

If you’re a Chicago patient facing a tooth extraction, your oral surgeon may have mentioned the possibility of dry sockets as a complication of the procedure. The term “Dry Socket” sounds scary, but let’s delve into exactly what it is and how your Chicago oral surgeon can remedy the problem rather easily.   Just after your […]

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On January 18th, 2012, posted in: tooth extraction by

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What can be done when a tooth can’t be restored?

A primary goal in dentistry is to restore or save as many natural teeth as possible, whenever possible. When the prognosis for a damaged tooth is determined to be poor, the most reasonable solution may be tooth extraction. If your dentist feels that the chances for a successful restoration are exceptionally low, the next best […]

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On October 17th, 2011, posted in: tooth extraction by

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