Why is it typically more difficult to remove wisdom teeth?

Wisdom tooth removal often requires a surgical procedure, but some patients may not understand why that is necessary when other teeth can just be extracted in a simple, straightforward dental procedure. The answer is that the wisdom teeth (also known as the third molars) often become impacted because there’s not enough room in the patient’s […]

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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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Wisdom Teeth Removal: A Healthy Choice

Signing yourself up for an oral surgery procedure such as having your wisdom teeth removed might sound like self-inflicted torture. It’s the kind of thing that most patients would rather avoid until there are no other options. After all, most of us know at least one friend or acquaintance who retells the horror story of […]

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Sedation dentistry: A safe and comfortable way to have your wisdom teeth removed

Few patients look forward to the day that their wisdom teeth are removed. Although wisdom teeth removal is often necessary to protect your dental and physical health, many patients find themselves anxious and apprehensive prior to the procedure. The procedure to remove the wisdom teeth is most often surgical, and this oral surgeon can appreciate […]

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