Wisdom teeth pain during pregnancy: What should I do?

A patient may experience wisdom tooth pain at any time, and that can present a significant problem for pregnant women. In many patients, wisdom tooth pain may be resolved by surgically removing impacted wisdom teeth but expectant mothers may not have that option depending on the stage of their pregnancy. Pregnant women can receive most […]

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Why Severe Life-Threatening Infection can Cause Delay in Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom tooth pain often indicates an infection, and that can create problems if a patient needs an immediate extraction. However, only if severe life-threatening infection is present, it may be necessary to delay wisdom tooth removal until the systemic infection and any airway compromise is treated. When undergoing any surgery, including wisdom teeth extraction, the […]

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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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Tooth Extraction Complications: Different Types of Nerve Injuries – Part 3

Although the procedure for having your wisdom teeth extracted is more predictable than ever before, there is the potential for complications to arise. Each year, a small percentage of oral surgery patients suffer from a condition known as paresthesia, in which unavoidable nerve damage occurs during the tooth extraction process. Occasionally, the nerve that is […]

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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 is a Partial Bony Impacted Tooth?

With such easy access to advanced dental care, there is no longer a need to suffer with a toothache in Chicago. Although a toothache can stem from a number of sources, pain in the very back of the mouth can typically be caused by an impacted wisdom tooth. Having your wisdom teeth extracted by an […]

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