Avoiding Dry Socket

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Although the dentist will do everything he can to make sure that you keep your natural teeth whenever possible, there are occasions in which a tooth has been damaged by trauma or disease to the point that it is no longer viable. When that happens, an extraction may be necessary. After your tooth has been… Read more »

Wisdom Teeth Often Become Impacted

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What are wisdom teeth? The wisdom teeth, which are also called the third molars, are the back molars. They are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth. The average adult has four wisdom teeth that start to grow in between the ages of 17 and 21. Why are wisdom teeth extracted? Because wisdom teeth… Read more »