How will I know if I will need sedation during my dental procedure?

When planning to have your wisdom teeth removed or some other type of oral surgery, you have a number of considerations as a patient. One that often gets top priority is comfort during the procedure. To provide the best experience for the patient, most oral surgeons will recommend some form of sedation for tooth extraction. […]

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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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Wisdom Tooth Extraction: What should I expect during the recovery process?

The many benefits of sedation for tooth extraction make it a popular choice for both wisdom teeth extraction patients as well as the oral surgeon. The ability to have a surgical procedure completed in a calm and relaxing environment can make a serious situation much less stressful. However, when you choose to add sedatives to […]

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Tooth Extraction: How long will it take to recover from anesthesia?

Most patients opt for some type of sedation or anesthesia for tooth extraction, either due to anxiety about the procedure or just to have a more comfortable experience. Let’s face it, have a tooth extracted is a very unpleasant experience otherwise.  Sedation or anesthesia can put you at ease, which will make the surgery go […]

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Tooth Extraction Complications: Maxillary Sinus Exposure/Perforation – Part 4

There is a certain degree of risk that comes with any surgical procedure. An oral surgery procedure such as the removal of the wisdom teeth is no exception.  Although your oral surgeon will make every attempt to provide you with a flawless and uneventful experience, it is always recommended that you be familiar with all […]

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Tooth Extraction Complications: Inferior Alveolar Nerve Injury – Part 2

Oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures such as tooth extractions can sometimes result in damage to the anatomical area surrounding the tooth. Though approximately 98% of oral surgery procedures can be successfully completed without incident, there are some risks that must be brought to your attention. An inferior alveolar nerve injury, a serious injury to the […]

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Tooth Extraction Complications: Adjacent Tooth Injury – Part 1

When you have a toothache, your top priority is stopping the pain, even if that means having the tooth removed. It’s hard to function normally throughout your day, hard to concentrate at work, and even harder to get a good night’s sleep until the pain is gone. An experienced oral surgeon can guide you through […]

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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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