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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Possible Consequences of Sensory Nerve Injury: Paresthesia

If there was ever a good time to have your impacted wisdom tooth extracted, it’s now. The advancements in modern dentistry and oral surgery have been remarkable, and that makes the procedure for having the wisdom teeth removed simpler and more predictable than ever. Prior to your surgery, your oral surgeon will make every possible […]

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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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Wisdom Teeth Pain: It’s not your average toothache

A toothache is never fun, but the pain and discomfort associated with a wisdom tooth can be far more complicated than mere sensitivity. Whenever abnormalities involving the wisdom teeth can be identified, the teeth should be removed before pain or discomfort becomes a problem. Waiting until the painful symptoms become unbearable can sometimes pose an […]

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