Did you know that over 5 million people in the United States require a wisdom tooth extraction? And while you may be looking to have this treatment done in the future, there are certain things you should take into consideration.
Although root canals and extractions may seem like unpleasant experiences, they are for more preferred to ignoring necessary dental work. Both of these treatments can be used when a tooth is suffering from an excessive amount of damage.
The term oral surgery can be a little scary, especially if you've never had to do more than a filling. If you're curious about the various types of oral surgery and what they entail, stay tuned, because you're about to find out.
About 5 million people have their wisdom teeth removed every year! That's around 10 million third molars and over $3 billion. If you're gearing up to have your wisdom teeth removed, then don't fret. It's one of the most common dental surgeries out there.
Wisdom tooth removal is a surgical procedure where one or more of the wisdom teeth are removed. Your wisdom teeth are the 4 teeth in each back corner of your mouth. They often appear during your late teenage years.
Since it was clear that lasers are unlikely to replace all of the tools in a dentist's arsenal, we were curious about what kind of things dental lasers excel at, as well as the problems their use may have.
Gum grafting is a relatively quick and straightforward dental surgery done to correct gum recession. Some people also do it for cosmetic reasons, such as improving the appearance of their smiles. Gum recession refers to when the gum tissue around teeth pulls or wears away, leaving them exposed at their root.
85 percent of people have to get their wisdom teeth removed at some point in their life. Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are unnecessary teeth that grow in when someone is around 20 years of age. And in most cases, wisdom teeth just lead to health problems.
One of the most common issues is gum disease. It's thought that eight out of ten U.S. adults suffer from mild to severe gum disease. If your gum disease progresses to the point where you need gum surgery, you probably have a lot of questions. We’ve got answers–keep reading to find out everything you need to know.