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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Tooth Extraction Complications: Different Types of Nerve Injuries – Part 3

Although the procedure for having your wisdom teeth extracted is more predictable than ever before, there is the potential for complications to arise. Each year, a small percentage of oral surgery patients suffer from a condition known as paresthesia, in which unavoidable nerve damage occurs during the tooth extraction process. Occasionally, the nerve that is […]

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Do I need to have my wisdom teeth removed before getting Invisalign or braces?

Proper planning and preparation prior to embarking on your orthodontic journey can certainly improve your chances for a successful final result. If you are considering Invisalign or traditional braces, it may be necessary to have your wisdom teeth removed. Planning for the removal of your wisdom teeth in Chicago should begin with a consultation with […]

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On December 5th, 2011, posted in: wisdom teeth by

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At what age should I have my wisdom teeth removed?

The recommendation to have the wisdom teeth removed is highly individualized and also highly under-diagnosed, which results in a detriment to the patient. Although there is no steadfast rule dictating the removal of wisdom teeth for every patient, chances are high that most adults will need them removed eventually. In fact, decades of statistics show […]

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On October 3rd, 2011, posted in: wisdom teeth by

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