How To Avoid Dry Socket After Wisdom Teeth Removal

How To Avoid Dry Socket After Wisdom Teeth Removal

After your wisdom teeth removal, your oral surgeon will give you careful instructions for post-surgery recovery, including how to avoid dry socket. Dry socket occurs when the blood clot that forms over the socket (the hole in the jawbone where your tooth has been removed) becomes dislodged. Without this protective clot, the socket will be…

Why Remove Wisdom Teeth Before They Erupt

Why Remove Wisdom Teeth Before They Erupt?

The signs of wisdom teeth eruption are often unmistakable. The obvious pain and discomfort when your wisdom teeth grow through your gum tissue (eruption) is what drives people to get them removed. However, you can actually have your wisdom teeth removed before eruption ever occurs. But, you may be asking:   Why Remove Wisdom Teeth…

What Can I Eat After Wisdom Teeth Removal?

What Can I Eat After Wisdom Teeth Removal?

One of your questions for your wisdom teeth post-operative care may concern the most important way to get energy – “what can I eat after wisdom teeth removal surgery?” Your oral surgeon will provide you a detailed plan to take care of your mouth after your surgery, and this includes guidelines on food and drinks…

3 Tips to Manage Wisdom Teeth Removal Anxiety

3 Tips to Manage Wisdom Teeth Removal Anxiety

It is perfectly normal to have some anxiety before surgery. You may experience nervousness about being under anesthesia, the surgical procedure, or even the healing process. Here at East Brainerd Oral Surgery, our highly-skilled and compassionate staff want to ease your anxieties as much as we can. We not only walk you through the process…

if you don't get wisdom teeth removed

What Happens if You Don’t Get Wisdom Teeth Removed? 

Oral surgery is among many people’s least favorite things – but what happens if you don’t get wisdom teeth removed? Waiting is understandable. Waiting too long, however, can leave you with painful, lasting problems.   If You Don’t Get Wisdom Teeth Removed . . .   Think we’re being dramatic? We’ve seen enough cases of impacted wisdom…

Impacted Wisdom Teeth Pain

Do I Have Impacted Wisdom Teeth? How to Know

Impacted wisdom teeth are painful. They’re actually a common cause of jaw pain. If you have a “toothache,” you might as well be asking, “do I have impacted wisdom teeth?” Finding out for sure is important. Because impacted wisdom teeth, when unaddressed, can be come infected, they’re a danger to the health of your entire…

Impacted Wisdom Tooth Pain

What Is an Impacted Wisdom Tooth?

You have 32 teeth. Or, at least, you’re intended to. But wisdom teeth are often stubborn, and become impacted. But what is an impacted wisdom tooth? What do we mean when we use the word, “impacted?” Wisdom Teeth Defined Before we discuss impaction, we need to know what exactly wisdom teeth are in the first…

The 4 Most Common Reasons for Wisdom Teeth Removal

You may not be used to drinking your breakfast. But you will be after getting your wisdom teeth removed. As painful as it is, wisdom teeth removal is good for your overall health. And there are many reasons. To help understand why, we’re highlighting the 4 most common reasons for wisdom teeth removal. So how…

How to Care for Yourself After Wisdom Teeth Removal

It may not seem like it, but getting your wisdom teeth taken out is surgery. You need to take time to recover. And how comfortably you recover is up to you. If you care for your mouth the right way, you’ll heal more quickly and easily. Here’s how to care for yourself after wisdom teeth…