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 are many considerations that go into the decision to replace a missing tooth. Because we never take a one-size-fits-all approach to dentistry, we cannot give a simple yes or no answer to that question. We will, however, explain the things you should consider and the most problematic consequences of not replacing a missing tooth. Continue reading Do I Have to Replace My Extracted Tooth?
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?