Archive for the ‘ Tooth Extractions ’ Category

IS IT SAFE TO REMOVE TEETH IN TRANSPLANT PATIENTS WITHOUT ANTIBIOTICS?

This question is posed in an article in JOMS August 2019. (J Oral Maxillofac Surg 77:1557-1565, 2019) As long as patients understand the concerns and risks associated with treatment with or without antibiotic coverage I am happy to provide care either way. We have a great deal of experience in providing care under both scenarios. […]

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 […]