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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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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On November 19th, 2014, posted in: wisdom tooth by

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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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How can I avoid dry socket after wisdom tooth removal?

Having a wisdom tooth removed can be an unnerving experience. The procedure is performed almost routinely during the late teens and early twenties with predictable results. Still, the wisdom teeth have gained a reputation for being complicated and painful, based on some bad experiences elsewhere, a thought that makes some dental patients understandably apprehensive. To […]

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How is an Abscessed Tooth Diagnosed?

In general, an abscess is a collection of purulence (pus), consisting of dead neutrophils and macrophages, that has accumulated in a cavity formed by the tissue (soft tissue or bone tissue) in which the pus resides due to an infectious process or other foreign materials. It is a defensive reaction of the tissue to prevent […]

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On October 5th, 2012, posted in: wisdom tooth by

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How Much Does Wisdom Teeth Extraction Cost? Part 2: Fee for Service/Non-Insurance

There are multiple factors that must be considered as you plan your wisdom tooth extraction in Chicago. That’s why it is important to schedule a consultation with your oral surgeon in order to position yourself for the best possible surgical experience and also the best possible final outcome. During your consultation, your oral surgeon will […]

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On September 20th, 2012, posted in: wisdom tooth by

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What are some potential complications associated with the removal of wisdom teeth?

Patients gain a number of benefits when they have their wisdom teeth removed, including reduced risk of infection and abscesses and a lower likelihood of misaligned teeth. To take advantage of those benefits, and avoid some serious problems, a large number of patients decide to have their wisdom teeth extracted each year.  Before doing so, […]

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What are the first 24 hours like after wisdom tooth removal?

The initial 24 hours after your wisdom teeth are removed should be an emotional relief.  If you, like most patients, are nervous or apprehensive about the procedure, you should be able to relax.  It’s all behind you. Fortunately, these teeth will never grow back! When you elect to have our skilled oral surgeons remove your […]

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On February 20th, 2012, posted in: wisdom tooth by

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Wisdom teeth removal: Common questions and answers

The time to have wisdom teeth removed is not a choice that most patients look forward to making. With so many exaggerated horror stories, myths, and uncertainties out there that are propagated online, it can be hard to know what to think about this procedure. Fortunately, having your wisdom tooth removed in Chicago doesn’t have […]

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On August 1st, 2011, posted in: wisdom tooth by

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