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Potential Risks and Complications of Tooth Extraction

A tooth extraction is a common procedure used to remove a seriously damaged tooth from its socket. The damage may include excessive tooth decay, abscessed tooth, impacted tooth and fractured or broken tooth. Sometimes it is necessary to remove relatively healthy teeth that are crooked and may crowd together in order to make space for orthodontic work or remove any remaining teeth to prepare the mouth for a complete denture. Types of Tooth Extraction There […]

Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Treatment and Prevention

Wisdom teeth are the third set of grinding teeth that typically erupt into a person’s mouth between the ages of 17 and 21, though they may emerge in a person’s mid-twenties or even later. Healthy and properly positioned wisdom teeth help a person to chew more effectively. Unfortunately, wisdom teeth often fail to emerge through the gums (impaction) or are positioned incorrectly, causing complications. An impacted wisdom tooth may emerge only partially from the gum, […]