When Young Adults Should Have An Evaluation?

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Our bodies continue to grow through our teenage years as we approach adulthood. Most adult jaws can comfortably support 28 teeth. When our third molars begin to appear they often cannot fit comfortably and may be forced to grow in unhealthy positions, impacting other healthy teeth. The American Dental Association recommends that you consult with an Oral Surgeon about whether …

Wisdom Teeth Removal Possible Complications

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The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures performed in dentistry on a daily basis. While most people will undergo this surgical procedure and do very well, a few people may suffer complications. Severe complications are rare. Following your oral surgeon’s post-operative instructions is the best way to prevent them. Pain: Any surgical procedure comes with …

Link Between Leukoplakia and Some Types of Oral Cancer

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Leukoplakia is a condition in which thick, white patches form on the tongue and the lining of the cheeks of the mouth. Leukoplakia patches cannot be removed through brushing or scraping. It can take weeks for leukoplakia to develop. Many of the cases of leukoplakia do not result in long-term damage to the tissues of the mouth. In certain cases …

Wisdom Teeth and Pericoronitis

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For many people, getting their wisdom teeth removed is a pretty painless, simple process. But, there are a few cases when wisdom teeth removal is performed not as a preventative measure, but because of a severe, unpleasant infection. A condition called pericoronitis can develop when the gum tissue around the wisdom teeth become infected and inflamed. Although treatable, the condition …

When To Get Dental Implants

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Patients with missing teeth who also want or need to bring their smiles into the correct alignment may need to get both braces and dental implants. In such cases, the patient’s specific needs will determine the order in which those treatments are provided. Dental Implants After Braces Placing implants after orthodontic work is completed is the most common method of …

Health Benefits of Dental Implants

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Missing teeth can affect a person on many levels. The inability to chew can take its toll from a nutritional and social standpoint. There is no better way to replace teeth than with dental implants. Dental implants are replacement prosthesis for teeth that have been damaged or lost due to physical trauma or disease. Through a process called osseointegration, the …

Immediate Load Dental Implants: Are They Right for You?

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When implant technology was first introduced, the protocol for placing dental implants was to place the implant and wait for a period of three to six months before making the crown or “loading” the implant. However, immediate load dental implants are one of the newest innovations in tooth replacement and provide patients an option to enter a dental office with …

Should Wisdom Teeth Be Removed Before Orthodontic Treatment?

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Patients pursue orthodontic treatment because they want to improve the appearance of their smiles. However, leaving your wisdom teeth in place can sometimes limit your ability to reach this goal. Depending on the age at which you begin orthodontic treatment, wisdom teeth extraction may be recommended if they will cause any issues.