One of the most common questions we get from patients who are scheduling wisdom tooth surgery is: "What will I be able to eat after surgery?" More often than not, patients are worried because they think they'll have to live off of chicken broth and popsicles for weeks after surgery. We're here to tell you that IT'S NOT TRUE. There are plenty of things you can eat after wisdom teeth removal that are OMS-approved. Check out the infographic below for a list of OMS-approved edibles, or visit our website for more information on wisdom teeth removal.
There are a few reasons why your wisdom teeth might be hurting you, but most of the time the answer is simple: wisdom teeth removal is needed. If your wisdom teeth are starting to cause pain, it’s time to have them looked at and figure out what needs to come next.
Most people have their wisdom teeth removed before the teeth start to cause any problems. Our mouths are crowded and more often than not there's simply no room for the wisdom teeth to grow in without becoming impacted or shifting other teeth. No matter the reason, wisdom teeth rarely cause pain unless there is something wrong.
Have you lost a tooth due to an accident, aging or disease? Have you cracked and lost a tooth due to eating an apple or (gasp!) opening that jar of mustard or bag of potato chips with your teeth? If so, you're not alone. The average American, age 65 or older, has just 19 remaining teeth, down from the whole set of 28 to 32. Smokers on average have even fewer teeth. But it's not just older people who lose teeth. According to the CDC, 7 percent of the people in the United States have lost at least one permanent tooth by age 17.
Wisdom-teeth removal (or an other oral surgery) during the holidays just makes sense. Why? Mainly because you have time off from work and/or school, but there are a few other reasons too. Scheduling your oral surgery over the holidays can definitely work in your favor, even if it's only to use all of your dental benefits before the end of the year.
Losing a tooth in the upper row of your teeth as an adult can be an unfortunate experience for cosmetic and practical reasons. Getting a dental implant is the appropriate solution to this problem. Sometimes, however, another problem is discovered: bone loss. If you lose a tooth and it is discovered that you have significant bone loss due to — for instance — advanced periodontal disease, then it is likely that you will need to have a sinus lift prior to the placement of a dental implant. Here, we discuss what exactly a sinus lift is and why it is necessary in these cases.
Statistics from the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) indicates that 9 out of 10 people suffer from at least one impacted wisdom tooth. An impacted wisdom tooth is one that is unable to erupt from the gum due to its contrary position or lack of space in the jaw.
Several misunderstandings swirl around wisdom teeth, which dentists often call third molars. Let’s tackle a few.
Dental implants have changed the lives of many people as both a cosmetic remedy for missing teeth and as a functional replacement for multiple teeth due to dental decay or disease. You're making an investment in good oral health and a confident smile when you choose dental implants. Taking good care of your dental implants is very similar to caring for your natural teeth; however, there are some important cleaning and maintenance instructions that can help you avoid infection of the tissue surrounding the implant-supported tooth. (Image source: Quora)
According to the National Association of Dental Plans, in 2016 there were approximately 249.1 million people in the United States with dental insurance coverage of some form. That's roughly 77 percent of the population. For people who do have dental insurance coverage, a lot of the dental work they need is covered at least in part by their benefits. However, the other part of the population who have no dental insurance benefits often feel they have no options for getting the dental treatments they need. Thankfully, CareCredit is an excellent option available to help those with little or no dental coverage get the treatments they need when they need them.