Are Your Wisdom Teeth Causing You Pain?

Are Your Wisdom Teeth Causing You Pain?

Wisdom teeth got their name because they are the last teeth in the mouth to emerge. They are the least needed for chewing and the most likely to have problems, so roughly 10 million wisdom teeth are extracted each year. At one time, they were routinely removed to prevent possible issues, but today, wisdom teeth that are straight and healthy, …

Signs of Wisdom Tooth Infection

Signs of Wisdom Tooth Infection

One of the most common reasons that people in their late teens and 20’s make an appointment with an oral surgeon is to have their wisdom teeth extracted, usually due to an infection or having impacted wisdom teeth. A wisdom tooth infection can be incredibly painful and require prompt care. Here are some typical signs of a wisdom tooth infection. …

Dental Implant vs Root Canal: What to Consider

Dental Implant vs Root Canal: What to Consider

Root canals remove the infected pulp from a tooth and replace it with a special biocompatible material, before it is capped with a crown or bridge. The root of your tooth remains intact in your jaw. With a dental implant, a metal post is put into your jawbone under your gums. When the dental implant heals, an abutment and a …

Top 10 Wisdom Teeth Questions and Answers

Top 10 Wisdom Teeth Questions and Answers

Has your dentist recommended that you get your wisdom teeth pulled? You may have questions about wisdom teeth and the procedure. Here are the answers for the 10 most common questions about extracting impacted wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are your last set of molars. It is believed that these teeth helped our early ancestors chew coarser food like leaves and …

Bone Grafting for Dental Implants

Bone Grafting for Dental Implants: What You Should Know

Bone grafting can be used to correct a bone defect or deficiency in your mouth. This can be an important step in treating late stage periodontal disease, repairing damage from trauma, and congenital defects where there isn’t enough bone to support existing teeth or a dental implant where there isn’t adequate bone. If you are scheduled to undergo a bone …