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When to Get Your Wisdom Teeth Extracted

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth. Patients typically have 1-4 of these late-blooming teeth. For many patients, wisdom teeth grow incorrectly and end up impacted in the jawbone. If the mouth isn’t large enough for wisdom teeth to grow in the correct space, they can … Continued

Why Blood Clots Are Important in Oral Surgery

Whether you just underwent wisdom teeth removal or a simple tooth extraction, hopefully you didn’t skim through the aftercare instructions provided by your care team! Part of your recovery after oral surgery is developing a blood clot in the surgical site so you can avoid a dry socket. The Purpose of a Blood Clot After … Continued

Is Jaw Clicking a Serious Issue?

Jaw clicking and popping can result from excessive gum chewing, trauma, dislocation, or even the start of dysfunction in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Overuse of the jaw joint or muscles, grinding teeth during sleep, and normal wear and tear over time can contribute to jaw clicking or TMD/TMJ disorder. TMD/TMJ Disorder The TMJ allows the … Continued