Category: Wisdom Teeth

Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

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Our wisdom teeth can pose serious problems if they grow in at the wrong angle. For many people, these last molars can cause crowding as they push the existing teeth toward the front of the mouth. With all of the concerns that come with the third set of molars, many people are left to wonder:… Read more »

Your Third Molars And Your Oral Health

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As you age into your smile, there are certain pivotal moments. During these times, it is important to keep a close eye on your oral health, and a prime example of this is when your third molars start to develop. As you reach your later teen years and into your early twenties, you need to… Read more »

Safely Removing Your Wisdom Teeth

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As you enter adolescence, the possible arrival of your wisdom teeth may impact your oral health, comfort, or the alignment of your smile. While some people experience no complications, regularly meeting with your dentist allows us to track the development of these third molars. As they grow in your mouth, these new structures can damage… Read more »

Relieving The Pain Of Wisdom Teeth

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Pain in your face and jaw is an important issue to discuss with your dentist when you attend routine checkups. What you can discover is that the discomfort is not related to tooth decay, but that it is caused by molars that have not yet erupted. As they appear in your mouth, your wisdom teeth… Read more »

Scheduling A Wisdom Teeth Extraction

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The removal of your wisdom teeth is a rite of passage for many teens and young adults alike. The third set of molars typically arrive after your other permanent teeth, and their eruption can be long and painful. In addition to causing discomfort, they may crowd out their neighbors and cause serious problems for the… Read more »

When You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Wisdom teeth are removed to prevent threats to neighboring teeth, as well as to problems with crowding and discomfort. Simply put, there is often too little space for them. Also known as third molars, they arrive later in life, when secondary (“adult”) teeth are all in place. To prevent them from disrupting your smile, your… Read more »

New Relief In A Wisdom Tooth Extraction

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Wisdom tooth extraction is a common rite of passage for many adolescents. These are evolutionary holdovers from a time when we needed more jaw strength in order to chew raw meat. After many generations eating cooked food, human jaws have become slimmer and therefore do not have as much room. When your third molars start… Read more »

You Can Avoid Painful Third Molar Growth

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When it comes to teen mouths, one development stands above the rest in its possibility for havoc. Our wisdom teeth, or the third set of molars, are an evolutionary holdover from when our jaws were much wider. These structures grow in ways that can cause serious complications if not properly monitored. There are numerous reasons… Read more »

Simple Ways To Keep Your Teen’s Smile Strong

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If you are the parent of a teenager, you know how difficult it can be to maintain a great line of communication. They’re at their most self-conscious, and it might seem like they don’t even like you all that much. While this is part of natural development, it can make expressing pain or discomfort harder… Read more »

Tracking Molar Growth In A Teen Mouth

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If you are an adolescent, then you know that this time in your life can be rather hectic. In addition to school and other extracurricular activities, it is a period when you are learning socially. For this reason, often teens and young adults may not monitor their oral health as intensely as they should. One… Read more »