Wisdom Teeth Removal: Stop Health Problems Before They Start

Many patients choose to have impacted wisdom teeth extracted even if they’re not symptomatic yet. This preventive step can help patients avoid the many negative oral health outcomes that are associated with impacted third molars. Certain issues, such as a wisdom tooth abscess, can have serious implications for your oral health and your overall health. […]

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On December 30th, 2014, posted in: wisdom tooth abscess by

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Will a wisdom tooth abscess go away on its own?

Abscesses are among the many problems that can plague impacted wisdom teeth. Because those third molars are located at the back of the mouth, it’s very difficult to keep the vicinity clear of bacteria. A wisdom tooth abscess will develop when an infection arises in the area between the tooth and the gums or if […]

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On May 9th, 2014, posted in: wisdom tooth abscess by

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What is the Treatment for a Wisdom Tooth Abscess?

An infection or abscess can involve any tooth in the mouth. It can occur in a mild form with symptoms that are barely noticeable, or it can present with severe swelling and pain that will require immediate attention. It is important to understand that, while the body may be able to fight off an infection […]

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On April 7th, 2014, posted in: wisdom tooth abscess by

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Is my tooth pain from an impacted wisdom tooth or a tooth abscess?

Pain at the rear of the jaw may indicate a number of problems. This symptom can develop when an impacted wisdom tooth continues to try to erupt into the jaw. If there is not enough room for the large wisdom tooth, it may cause the other teeth to shift as it tries to emerge. This […]

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Possible Consequences of Sensory Nerve Injury: Anesthesia

A wisdom tooth abscess is a dental infection that can make life pretty miserable until it is resolved.  It can cause severe swelling, pain, fever, and may make you feel generally unhealthy. Some patients feel very sick and others are unable to eat comfortably when the infection is at its worst. This general ill feeling […]

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What is causing my wisdom tooth pain?

Pain at the rear of the jaw, where the third molars (more commonly known as the “wisdom teeth”) are located, can be due to a number of factors. An impacted wisdom tooth can cause pain merely when it continues to attempt to erupt and there is no room to accommodate it. The gums can become […]

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Abscessed Wisdom Teeth Symptoms

You are probably aware that the third molars, otherwise known as the wisdom teeth, can cause a number of problems for the modern human. Although these large teeth were valuable to our ancestors, who lost teeth with greater frequency and needed to process rougher diets, they no longer serve a purpose for us. Most people […]

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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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What is an abscessed wisdom tooth?

A wisdom tooth abscess is a potentially painful condition in which an infection develops in the tooth’s root or between the gum and the tooth, leading to a pocket containing purulence (pus) and other byproducts of the infection. In the case of partially erupted wisdom teeth, an abscess may also be present within the flap […]

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