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 »

Dental Implants: What Do They Offer Your Smile?

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Losing permanent teeth in your smile can cause problems that can affect your oral health. When teeth are lost, whether stemming from tooth decay, gum disease, or oral injury, the gaps created can cause the remaining teeth to shift into those spaces and leaving you with an unstable bite along with the resultant uneven chewing…. 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 »

Is Wisdom Tooth Removal Right for You?

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With the advancements in dental technology over the last 50 years, you almost wouldn’t believe that dental problems used to be solved simply with pulling a tooth. However, that still applies today! Wisdom tooth removal is one of the most sought-after treatments in people’s late teens. When it’s time, these third molars have many reasons… Read more »

What Diabetes May Mean for Your Teeth

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29.1 million people, or 9.3% of the U.S. population, have been diagnosed with diabetes. It is also projected that 8.1 million people have diabetes now but have yet to be diagnosed. But what is the connection between diabetes and your teeth? Each part of your body affects the other. Diabetes affects your entire body. It… Read more »