Archive for the ‘ Wisdom Teeth ’ Category
Why do we have wisdom teeth anyway?
Wisdom teeth were once an extremely valuable asset to our ancestors. When a typical diet consisted of chewy plants and uncooked meat, third molars (wisdom teeth), which fit easily into our ancestors’ larger jaws, were absolutely necessary. Wisdom teeth were the evolutionary answer to the need for chewing power to combat excessive wear. Today, our […]
How Are Wisdom Teeth Removed
Don’t be worried about your wisdom tooth extraction, let us outline the whole process for you: Treatment Development During late adolescence, wisdom teeth start to appear and occasionally are accompanied by oral pain, as well as an increased risk of dental issues such as pericoronitis, gum disease, and tooth decay. Through evaluation, your oral surgeon […]
Wisdom Tooth Removal – Aftercare
Having your impacted wisdom teeth removed is a serious surgical procedure, and post-operative care is extremely important!
Eating After Wisdom Tooth Extraction
When it comes to getting your wisdom teeth pulled, you may be stressing about the long list of foods you can’t eat. Don’t worry – you won’t starve!
How Many Wisdom Teeth Do You Have?
Wisdom tooth removal has become somewhat of a rite of passage – puffy-cheeked post-extraction photos, a diet of Jell-O and mashed potatoes. But not everyone gets their wisdom teeth taken out. In fact, not everyone has wisdom teeth at all! Have you ever wondered why some people have four wisdom teeth while others have fewer […]
Wisdom Teeth FAQs
Our patients often wonder why we recommend wisdom tooth extractions, or what the purpose of wisdom teeth even is. We are eager to help you better understand the benefits of removal and the extraction process! Read on for the answers to some frequently asked questions about those tricky third molars.