Why Should I Consider Dental Implants Over Other Options

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Dental implants are a great option for replacing missing teeth. While there are several options to restore your smile, dental implants have many benefits. First, dental implants mimic a real tooth with a titanium post that screws into the jaw bone and is used to support a crown. Dental implants behave like natural teeth. Dental implants function and look like …

Reasons To Get Your Wisdom Teeth Out

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Many patients wonder, if my wisdom teeth are not bothering me, do I really need to get them out? In short, the answer is most likely! While healthy, completely erupted, correctly positioned wisdom teeth may not need to be removed, there are a number of cases where wisdom teeth would need to be removed.  1. Inflammation and Infection  Because of …

What Are Impacted Wisdom Teeth?

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 “Wisdom tooth” is a name for our third molars. Typically, these third molars emerge in the back of the mouth and have very little room to erupt due to preexisting teeth. Some people may be born without any wisdom teeth, while some may develop all four – two on the top and two on the bottom. Because wisdom teeth are …

What To Expect During Wisdom Tooth Removal

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 Wisdom tooth removal is one of the most common dental procedures of today! If you are getting your wisdom teeth removed soon, here are some things to expect!  Before Your Procedure  Before your procedure, you will meet Dr. Bouffard to go over what to expect for your personal procedure. He will go over any medications you are taking and answer …

Recovery Period For Wisdom Teeth

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Immediately after your wisdom tooth removal, our staff will discuss some guidelines with you. For instance, we recommend eating soft foods like pudding and shakes. Stay away from hard, crunchy, or sticky foods. Avoid drinking with a straw to prevent dry sockets.  Wisdom teeth recovery can take up to two weeks. You can expect a swollen mouth and cheeks. The …

Frequently Asked Questions About Wisdom Teeth Removal Part 1

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1. Why Do I Need my Wisdom Teeth Removed? Wisdom teeth are the third and last molars to appear. Some people never develop wisdom teeth at all! For those that have wisdom teeth, they may erupt normally or be impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth normally do not have enough room to grow in normally and may be angled towards neighboring teeth or …

Wisdom Teeth Management

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Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to develop and appear in your mouth. They come in between the ages of 17 and 25, a time of life that has been called the “Age of Wisdom.”  What Is an Impacted Tooth?  When a tooth is unable to fully enter the mouth, it is said to be “impacted.” In …

When Do Wisdom Teeth Need To Be Removed?

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Wisdom teeth are generally extracted between the ages of 17-25. A few people put off this methodology or don’t have it done at all as a result of dread, or they think it isn’t important. What Are Wisdom Teeth, And Why Remove Them?Wisdom teeth are referred to as third molars that are the last teeth to develop. Getting them does …

Can Dental Implants Replace My Missing Molars?

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Dental implants are superior to other tooth replacements, lasting longer and looking better than other options like dentures and bridges. Depending on the location of the missing tooth, patients may have different concerns about the tooth and the dental implant used to replace it. Molars, the large teeth at the rear of the upper and lower jaws, are necessary for …

I’m Nervous About Getting Dental Implants, What Should I do?

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It is not uncommon for patients to experience anxiety at the prospect of going to the dentist. We understand that dental phobia is a real problem, but it should not keep you from getting the treatment you desire. Fortunately, when you have implants placed with sedation you can enjoy a relaxed, comfortable treatment. Prestige Oral Surgery offers several types of sedation, and …