Jaw pain: Could it be from wisdom teeth?

If you are experiencing persistent pain, discomfort, or swelling in the back part of your jaw, and you still have your wisdom teeth, consult with your dentist to see if this last set of molars might b...

Are extractions necessary in order to get braces?

Having braces placed on your teeth is a complex process. It involves evaluating your teeth, the way your bite should be, and what approaches will be best to move your teeth into proper position. In so...

What causes a tooth to become impacted?

Wisdom teeth often need to be removed because they are impacted. This means they can’t emerge all the way from the gums. If a tooth becomes impacted, it often requires an oral surgeon to remove it, ...

Why Infection can Cause a Delay in Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Because wisdom teeth are large and the last molars to arrive, often there isn’t enough room for them to emerge properly. In these cases, they need to be extracted. If a wisdom tooth becomes infected...

The Benefits of Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to emerge. They usually arrive in your late teens or early twenties. Many people don’t have enough room for their wisdom teeth and so much have them extracted...

Tips for a smooth recovery after wisdom tooth extraction

The removal of wisdom teeth is a common occurrence—almost everyone will have at least one of these large back molars removed, usually during late adolescence or early adulthood. Extraction sometimes...

Wise Up! The Benefits of Removing all your Wisdom Teeth at Once

While periodic checkups and cleanings are essential for your underlying dental health, you may still develop discomfort due to impacted wisdom teeth. Common between the ages of 17 and 24, the growth o...

Reston Oral Surgery Center Explains How to Deal With Dry Socket

Dry socket is an uncomfortable side effect that can occur when you have a tooth extracted. It occurs when the blood clot that forms after the extraction is dislodged or dissolved. If you’ve had wisd...

Can Pregnant Women Have Their Wisdom Teeth Pulled?

During your pregnancy, it’s important that you take care of your teeth, wisdom teeth being no exception. However, if a wisdom tooth becomes impacted, you might wonder if it’s all right to have it ...

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