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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On July 2nd, 2015, posted in: oral surgeon by

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Wisdom Teeth Removal: What are post-extraction considerations?

If you are planning a trip to the oral surgeon for the removal of your wisdom teeth, you can make the experience a little less unnerving by learning the details of the procedure in advance. In particular, it is helpful to have a clear understanding of what you should expect during the recovery process following […]

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On April 21st, 2014, posted in: oral surgeon by

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3D Imaging Technology Enhances Patient Care

Breakthroughs in dental technology may not grab headlines in mainstream media with the same excitement as the latest Smartphone application or the newest gaming system, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a buzz in the dental and medical communities. Combining cutting-edge technology with high-standard dentistry enables your oral surgeon to attend to your health […]

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On December 19th, 2013, posted in: oral surgeon by

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Wisdom Teeth Removal Helps to Keep Your Smile Straight

The wisdom teeth, which are often the largest teeth in the mouth, have the potential to cause numerous problems if they become impacted. That frequently happens because human jaws have become narrower over time, and there’s not enough room for the wisdom teeth anymore. One issue that can arise with impacted wisdom teeth is a […]

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On October 21st, 2013, posted in: oral surgeon by

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Possible Consequences of Sensory Nerve Injury: Dysesthesia

No form of surgery is without certain inherent risks, and that includes dental surgery. There is always the potential for complications to arise in response to the materials that are used during the surgical procedure, the anesthetics, other medications, unique anatomy, physiology, and your own existing health conditions. Prior to the surgical procedure, your oral […]

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Birth Control, Dry Socket, and Wisdom Tooth Extraction

As you prepare to have your wisdom teeth extracted in Chicago, there are a number of things to consider. Will I be able to be comfortably sedated for my tooth extraction? How can I avoid complications both during and after the procedure has been completed? Understanding what you should expect and following your Downtown Chicago […]

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How Much Does Wisdom Teeth Extraction Cost?

Part 3: DMO/HMO Dental Insurance Fees Your dental insurance plan can significantly offset the cost of your wisdom teeth extraction when you visit your Chicago oral surgeon. Though the entire procedure is not covered, your insurance benefits can be maximized when you select a dental surgeon like Dr. Steven Koos, who accepts your particular insurance […]

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On October 19th, 2012, posted in: oral surgeon by

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Sedation for Wisdom Tooth Extraction: Will I remember anything?

If you are feeling anxious about the thought of surgical dental treatment, you may want to speak with your Chicago oral surgeon about your options regarding sedation for tooth extraction. With sedation, it is possible to calm your fears and achieve a peaceful state of relaxation as you have your wisdom teeth extracted. There are […]

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Can you ever keep your wisdom teeth?

Having the third molars—“wisdom teeth”—removed is so common and necessary that it has almost become one of the rites of passage along the road to adulthood. For many patients, the decision to visit an oral surgeon to have the wisdom teeth removed is prompted when those teeth cause pain or become infected. The main issue […]

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On July 20th, 2012, posted in: oral surgeon by

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What is a Mal-erupted Tooth?

When a permanent tooth emerges through the gums at an improper time, position, angle, or level, that tooth is referred to as mal-erupted or mal-positioned. You may be more familiar with the term impacted, which relates to lack of room for a tooth to come in normally and there are several different types of impactions, […]

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On March 7th, 2012, posted in: oral surgeon by

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