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Dangers of Delaying Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom tooth extraction is a procedure that is necessary when the teeth grow incorrectly, causing problems in the mouth and face. Even when the solution is very simple though, many people choose to delay extraction or not go through with it at all.  What are the side...

What Makes Wisdom Teeth Harder to Remove?

Why do most humans have a set of teeth that usually get removed at some point in their lives? Wisdom teeth are a set of third molars that rarely grow in correctly. Most of the time, there isn’t enough room to grow in all the way, causing the tooth to come in...

Is Anesthesia Necessary?

As if getting four teeth removed at once wasn’t painful enough, wisdom teeth are a special case that require cutting into the gums and bone of the jaw, making it an especially painful process. Thankfully, the use of general anesthesia suppresses pain and patient...

When to Remove Your Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth will normally appear in the late teen to early adult years, 18 to 24. Because they are the last of the adult teeth to come in, there usually isn’t enough space for proper growth and alignment. This leads to abnormalities such as full or partial impaction,...

Home Care After Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Many people get nervous at the thought of wisdom tooth extraction. However, the process is done very quickly and requires no effort from the patient. It is afterwards when great care is needed to keep the site clean and free from infection. The first week of recovery...

What is Dry Socket and How Do I Avoid It?

REASON #1:  Your Wisdom Tooth has a Cavity!What is Dry Socket and How Do I Avoid It?If you are thinking about having your Wisdom Teeth removed you have probably heard the term “Dry Socket” from someone who has had there Wisdom Teeth removed and developed...