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Does Everyone Have Wisdom Teeth?

August 24, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — sfoms @ 12:28 am
puzzled man

The removal of wisdom teeth is often considered a rite of passage of sorts for young adults. However, not everyone undergoes this surgery. Some individuals choose to keep their third molars because they are not currently posing a threat to their oral health. Other people never develop wisdom teeth! Why is that the case, and how can you tell if you have wisdom teeth? Read on to learn about this important topic from your dentist in Jupiter.

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What You Should Know About Recovering from Wisdom Tooth Extraction

August 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — sfoms @ 11:52 pm
Man at the dentist giving a thumbs up before his wisdom tooth extraction.

Wisdom tooth extraction is one of the most common dental surgeries performed, and for many patients, it sets up a lifetime of fewer oral health issues. That said, if your dentist has informed you that it’s time for those teeth to come out, you might have a few initial concerns about the recovery process. But you have nothing to worry about! Here’s more from your dentist about what you can expect when it’s time to have your wisdom teeth removed, along with some tips to ensure a quick and pain-free recovery.

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Wisdom Teeth Often Get Removed. So Why Do We Have Them?

July 20, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — sfoms @ 2:35 pm
Dentist points to wisdom tooth in dental x-ray

Each year, approximately 10 million wisdom teeth are extracted from 5 million people, according to research published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine. What’s the point of wisdom teeth if they are just going to be removed? Are they just useless “bonus” teeth that always show up late? The surprising truth requires looking back to our ancient ancestors. Keep reading to learn about the history of third molars and why dentists often recommend wisdom tooth extraction.

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3 Warning Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

July 6, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — sfoms @ 7:11 am
Young woman with wisdom tooth pain holding cheek

Does your mouth hurt and you don’t know why? If you are between the ages of 15 to 25, your wisdom teeth might be impacted, or stuck in your gums. Impacted wisdom teeth can not only be a source of discomfort but can also cause serious oral health problems. Let’s take a look at three signs your third molars may be impacted and how an oral surgeon can help you overcome wisdom tooth pain.

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4 Benefits of Tooth Extraction That You Might Not Expect

June 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — sfoms @ 6:23 pm
woman experiencing a toothache

Your dentist’s goal is always to help you keep your natural teeth whenever possible – but if a tooth is too far gone to save, then your best bet is often to have it removed (extracted) and usually replaced. It may not sound like good news, but having a tooth extraction offers at least 4 advantages when it’s really necessary. Keep reading to learn the unexpected benefits of tooth extraction! 

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