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Category Archives: Tooth Extraction

What Should I Do About My Impacted Wisdom Teeth?

  Most people have four wisdom teeth, two on top and two on the bottom. Wisdom teeth begin to erupt from ages 17-25. Usually, no one notices wisdom teeth until they begin to hurt. Perplexed people with new wisdom teeth that are uncomfortable will have questions for a dentist. Here are some considerations. If the wisdom teeth are healthy and present no problem with space, the teeth need not be removed. However, most of us have space for only about 28 teeth in our mouths. Anything more than that may present crowded conditions. The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons states...

3 Most Commons Causes for Patients Needing Tooth Extractions

Tooth extractions can be a slightly uncomfortable and necessary experience at a local cosmetic dentist office. Even if you brush and floss your teeth regularly, your dentist might find that an extraction is needed to maximize your health. Teeth removal can occur for a variety of reasons. You may not always be able to control the reasons behind the removal. Extractions don’t always cause pain. In fact, modern dentistry has removed most of the pain and discomfort associated with extractions. Visit a local dentist if you think you might need an extraction. An examination of your teeth might...