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Wisdom Teeth Removal: What are post-extraction considerations?


Wisdom Teeth Removal: What are post-extraction considerations?

Wisdom teeth extractions are routine procedures and the most commonly performed oral surgery. However, like any type of surgery, this treatment is associated with certain post-operative risks. Here are a number of post-extraction considerations for wisdom teeth removal. Prevent post-operative complications: Dry sockets and infection are the most significant risks following wisdom teeth removal, but […]

Wisdom Teeth Extraction: What to Expect During the Recovery Process

Are you having your wisdom teeth removed? Having your wisdom teeth extracted is a great investment in your quality of life and oral health. Wisdom teeth (third molars) are associated with a number of oral health issues when they are retained. This is because they typically do not erupt like other teeth because they do […]

Can all of my wisdom teeth be removed at the same time?

Having your wisdom teeth removed is a great investment in your oral health that can stave off a litany of problems and health conditions. Wisdom teeth removal is a procedure that involves surgery. Many times, an oral surgeon will remove all of a person’s wisdom teeth at once. This is because it is more convenient […]

Wisdom Teeth Removal: Stop Health Problems Before They Start

Did you know that keeping your wisdom teeth could lead to serious health problems? Retaining wisdom teeth causes a number of uncomfortable and dangerous oral health conditions. For the most part, an oral surgeon will choose to extract these teeth as a way to prevent health problems before they start. An extraction is a surgical […]

My wisdom teeth aren’t bothering me. Why should I have them removed?

Have you opted out of oral surgery to have your wisdom teeth removed? If you have, you might be putting your oral health and overall wellbeing at risk – even if your wisdom teeth are not bothering you. In many cases, when patients begin to experience uncomfortable symptoms related to wisdom teeth retention, oral conditions […]

What To Expect After Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom tooth removal is a fairly common procedure that thousands of Americans undergo each year. These teeth are the last in the adult mouth to come in, and there are two on each side of the mouth, two on the top and two on the bottom. Most of the time, these are removed in order […]

Avoiding Dry Sockets After Wisdom Teeth Removal

Each year, millions of Americans undergo wisdom teeth removal with very little swelling, discomfort or pain. However, a small percentage of the population experience dry sockets. Only 2-5 percent of tooth extraction patients get dry sockets, but knowing about dry sockets prior to the removal procedure can help a patient prevent getting them. A socket is […]

Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

For most people, getting their wisdom teeth extracted around early adulthood is a necessary procedure to prevent oral complications such as impacted teeth from occurring. For instance, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons estimates that 85% of wisdom teeth will need to be removed. If most people need to get their wisdom teeth […]

Will I Miss Work After an Oral or Maxillofacial Surgery?

At Austin Oral Surgery, we recommend that you take the whole day off from work the day of your oral or maxillofacial surgery. For most oral procedures, you will be able to return to work soon after your procedure. However, not all surgeries are alike, and some will require a longer recovery time. If taking […]

What Is the Best Age to Get Wisdom Teeth Removed?

There is no specific age that wisdom teeth must be extracted by, however it is recommended that wisdom teeth be removed in early adulthood. Wisdom teeth, or the third molars, can be successfully removed later in life, but early removal is recommended to limit risks involved with the surgery and healing time. The Best Age […]