As we approach summer, we know what that means for many of our high school and college students: wisdom teeth extraction! Most people want to take advantage of a school break to complete this dental procedure that requires at least a few days of downtime afterward. When it comes to wisdom teeth, many people are familiar with the term “impaction” or “impacted” without fully understanding its meaning or implications for the treatment. In this week’s blog, we’ll explain what you need to know. Continue reading What Does Impaction Mean?
There is great variety in the dental procedures each dentist choose to perform. A general dentist receives education and training in the comprehensive scope of dentistry, enabling her to perform a range of procedures necessary to care for her patients. Over time, each dentist tends to refine her practice to refer out particular cases and procedures for several reasons. Continue reading Why We Refer to Dental Specialists
Despite all of our efforts and abilities to save damaged teeth, tooth extractions remain one of the most commonly performed dental procedures. An extraction is a surgical procedure because it removes an important part of the human body. As with any surgery, some pain afterward is to be expected. However, there are also complications that can occur after tooth extractions that require additional treatment. Continue reading Why Am I in Pain After a Tooth Extraction?