Archive for the ‘ Tooth Extraction ’ Category

ROOT RESORPTION (ROOT ABSORPTION) FROM THIRD MOLAR TEETH (WISDOM TEETH)

It is fairly common to see abnormalities on the second molar teeth caused by the presence of the third molar impactions (wisdom teeth). (J Oral Maxillofac Surg 77:11-17, 2019). These are developmental and are caused by the developing tooth structures of the second molar sharing the same space during development causing them to form in […]

Wisdom Teeth: Recovery Tips

Wisdom Teeth are the back molars that come in last, usually between the ages of 18-25. These molars are typically removed due to lack of space that can cause shifting of the surrounding teeth. If you are experiencing pain and discomfort, you may need to have your wisdom teeth removed. Below are a few things […]

BLEEDING FREQUENCY OF PATIENTS TAKING TICAGRELOR, ASPIRIN, CLOPIDOGREL, AND DUAL ANTIPLATELET THERAPY AFTER TOOTH EXTRACTION

For the most part, patients who are on anticoagulation regimens can modify their treatment prior to minor elective surgery to reduce the frequency of bleeding problems during the post-treatment healing period (JADA 149(2) February 2018, Pgs. 132-138). In cases where the patient cannot be off of their anticoagulant medications, there are techniques to help to […]

THIRD MOLAR COMPLICATIONS IN THE ELDERLY

We treat patients of all ages for removal of teeth including impacted third molars (wisdom teeth). Changes occur with the teeth and jaw bone as we age which can affect the risk factors with this surgical care. There are a number of identifiable factors such as the relationship of the tooth roots to adjacent vital […]

Holiday Food Guide For After Your Wisdom Teeth Surgery

Having your wisdom teeth removed during the holidays might be upsetting— especially when thinking about all the food you’re going to miss out on. Luckily for you, there’s still hope! Fortunately, there are plenty of options that are not only delicious, but post-removal friendly! Below is a handy post-wisdom teeth removal food guide to help […]

5 Perks of Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

For some reason there is this negative stigma surrounding wisdom teeth removal when in reality there are more perks than you would think. Odds are you will have to get your wisdom teeth removed, so it’s in your best interest to accept the good and the bad of this procedure. So let’s focus on the […]

The Risk of Putting Off Extraction of Wisdom Teeth / Asymptomatic Third Molars

An article in the May 2015 issue of JOMS looks at the likelihood that wisdom teeth will need to be removed. (J Oral Maxillofac Surg 73:806-811, 2015). The conclusion is that in most cases the wisdom teeth do need to be removed. What the article does not show specifically and what we know from practice experience is that […]

Tooth Extraction Healing Problem in Diabetic Patients

When we perform tooth extraction in patients who may have an immune compromised state such as diabetes (IDDM) or patients on chemotherapy, there is an increased risk of poor healing, poor bone fill, and infection.