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Who Should Remove Your Wisdom Teeth?

 

So you’ve been feeling a bit of pain in your wisdom teeth and, after consulting your dentist, have been told you need to have them extracted. ‘Wonderful!’ you might be thinking (though not quite so enthusiastically…). Once you’ve come to grips with the news, it’s time to shift from ‘shock’ to ‘solution’ mode, which raises a key question: who is the best person to remove my wisdom teeth?

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Wisdom teeth and Sedation: what you need to know

 Wisdom teeth and Sedation: what you need to know. What’s the big deal with wisdom teeth and sedation?

We have all most probably been privy to plenty of comical videos of people under the effects of sedation after undergoing wisdom teeth extraction surgery. So what is the big deal exactly with sedation and wisdom teeth surgery?

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Is it Time to have my Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Is it Time to have my Wisdom Teeth Removed?It is quite important to rely on the advice of your dentist or Oral Surgeon as to the decision of removing wisdom teeth, which very much varies case by case.  Following such advice is a sound practice if you undergo regular check-ups. In such cases, examinations or x-rays will identify when wisdom teeth will grow in crooked and the recommendation is given to avoid complications and pain. However, should a case go undetected by prevention, a number of factors can influence the urgency of having these molars taken out. Let’s take a look at some of the key factors that impact why and when to have your wisdom teeth removed.

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What are the benefits of dental implants?

4 benefits of dental implantsThere is a reason as to why Dental Implants have become the first choice vs. other missing-teeth solutions; dental implant therapy by far outperforms other missing-teeth replacement solutions, but let’s take a look at what kind of benefits we’re talking about.

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The cost of dental implants explored

The cost of dental implants exploredOverview on dental implants

Before we explore the cost of dental implants, let’s do a quick overview of what dental implants are.

Dental implants are the most natural solution to missing teeth, whether it is one or multiple teeth, dental implants offer a number of benefits that are superior to other missing teeth replacement alternatives- such as bridges and dentures.

Natural Teeth vs Dental Implants

A dental implant is an artificial root- similar to the natural dental root, which is generally made-up of titanium. The dental implant is inserted into the jawbone underneath the gumline by an oral surgeon. It acts as an anchor to a crown or an artificial tooth that is attached to the implant.

 

What is the investment needed for a dental implant?

Whether you have just received a recommendation from your dentist to receive dental implant therapy, or whether you have already decided to take on dental implant therapy, you will want to know what kind of an investment is associated with this treatment. Read More…

Why you SHOULD replace a Missing Tooth

Why you should replace missing teeth with dental implantsThere are many reasons you might need to replace a tooth; these can range from the result of an accident to a genetic predisposition. For those who have had the misfortune of having lost one or more teeth, the consequences can be quite challenging to cope with. Alongside aesthetic issues, the loss of a tooth can have negative repercussions of both psychological and physiological natures.

 

Let’s take a look at a few:

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Diabetes and Dental Implants: are they truly incompatible?

Dental implants and Diabetes: are they compatible?

You may have asked yourself if dental implants are right for someone who is diabetic. Are they safe? How is treatment any different than for non-diabetics? To provide a proper answer, it helps to explore diabetes and dental implants in a bit more detail. After all, there are different types of diabetes and implant treatments; depending on the types, different considerations and precautions will be needed prior to and after the procedure. Let’s take a quick look at each.

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5 must-ask questions before getting dental implants

Dental implants: 5 must ask questions before getting the procedure doneHaving a smile with a missing or loose tooth can surely reduce the quality of life for any given person, which is why it is important to consider the options to replace missing teeth. Indeed, one of the best options to replace missing teeth due to a number of advantages is getting dental implants.

Dental implants have the great benefit that unlike other options, this is the one that resembles the closest to a natural tooth, as well as providing strong bone health benefits.

In this article, we will address the top questions that patients should be asking their dentist before getting dental implant therapy.

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Replacing teeth with dental implants; Do I have enough bone?

Replacing teeth with dental implantsA Dental implant is an artificial root  (similar to a tooth root) generally made up of titanium, which is inserted surgically into the jawbone beneath the gum line.  The implant acts as an anchor for an artificial tooth that is in turn attached to the implant. [1] Dental implants, contrary to dentures and bridges, do not come loose and need not be attached to other teeth.  To read more on being a potential implant therapy candidate, read our blog on the subject.

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