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 …

Is It Ok To Have Dental Implants After Braces

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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 BracesPlacing implants after orthodontic work is completed is the most common method of treatment. There are …

Am I A Candidate For Dental Implants

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If you are suffering from tooth loss, dental implants may be a solution for you! Here at Prestige Oral Surgery we think it is imperative our patients know what makes a good candidate for dental implants. Most individuals suffering from tooth loss are good candidates for dental implants. Importantly, good candidates have healthy gums and have reached the age where …

Seeing an Oral Surgeon about your Impacted Wisdom Teeth

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Impacted wisdom teeth are third molars at the back of the mouth that don’t have enough room to emerge or develop normally. Sometimes a wisdom tooth becomes stuck below the surface of your gums (impacted), and grows at an odd angle, possibly causing complications. Nine out of 10 people have at least one impacted wisdom tooth and, if left untreated, impacted teeth can …

The Most Common Dental Injuries that Occur in Sports

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The American Dental Association estimates that approximately 15 million Americans experience a sports induced dental injury each year. Here are three of the most common dental injuries that occur in sports.  1. Cracked Teeth A blow to the face may result in a cracked or fractured tooth. A cracked tooth may result in sharp pain, pain while eating or drinking, loss …

Are There Any Risks Associated with Getting Dental Implants?

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  While the dental implant process is a very safe and regular procedure, there are some risks associated as with any surgery. The risks are often very minor and easily treated. One risk is infection at the implant site. The day of your procedure, Dr. Erakat will discuss how to try to prevent this and ways to spot if an …