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SUMMER BREAK IS AN IDEAL TIME FOR WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL

School is about to be out, and your children are probably already planning a summer of fun. However, did you know summer break is the ideal time for your children to have their wisdom teeth removed.

Your teenager might not want to hear this, but summer is the ideal time to schedule their surgery. After a wisdom teeth extraction, there is a necessary period of recovery. During school year, this could mean a few days or even a week of missed classes. Scheduling the surgery during summer can help your children concentrate on resting and recovering without stressing on missed assignments.

If your children are late teens and leaving for college, now is the time to plan wisdom teeth removal. The last thing you would want to deal with is a phone call from your child in terrible pain from wisdom teeth eruption.

Need more information about wisdom teeth extraction? Or thinking of scheduling an appointment for this summer? Contact us today to discuss options with our experienced and caring dental team.

Wisdom Teeth

3 WARNING SIGNS OF IMPACTED WISDOM TEETH
Wisdom teeth can drive patients to the brink of desperate pain relief. One sign of pain in the back of the jaw usually means impacted wisdom teeth. There are an array of symptoms and signs that will alert you something is not right. Once you have an assumption something is wrong, it’s time to take action!

Three primary signs of impacted wisdom teeth:
1. Toothache, sharp pains coming from the back of the mouth.
2. Swelling around the jaw.
3. Tender, swollen, bleeding red gums.

Other common signs would be:
1. Bad Breathe
2. Headache, pain between jaw & skull. Known as TMJ
3. Unpleasant taste in your mouth.
4. Swollen glands.
5. Difficult opening mouth.
6. Even ear aches.

Call to Action:
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please call our offices to help you relieve your pain.

Dental Implants

70% of Americans is thought to be missing at least one tooth, usually one of the molars in the back. But if you can’t see it, does it truly matter? The answer is YES!

The problem with tooth loss is the bone loss that comes with it. The bone that surrounds your teeth, also known as alveolar bone, requires stimulation in order to stay healthy. Without Without stimulation, the bone gradually melts away.. Tooth loss can cause 25% decrease in bone width in the first year alone and more throughout the years that follow.

What happens if bone is lost? If enough teeth are lost, your ability to speak and chew can be impaired. The contour of your lips and face change, making you look noticeably older.

Fortunately, there is a way to keep tooth loss from becoming bone loss; Dental Implants. The dental implant becomes fused to the living bone, which helps the bone stay healthy and functional. To learn more about dental implants,
schedule a consultation today!