Wisdom teeth removal is a common operation for most Americans. So much so that 85% of Americans have had their wisdom teeth removed. Understanding the process can help you feel more comfortable with the procedure. While most patients focus solely on the process involved with extracting the wisdom teeth, familiarizing yourself with what happens after the wisdom teeth are removed is equally as important. In particular, you should get to know more details about how the wound is sewn up with stitches. [Read More]
Root Canals and Extractions: All the Work Now, or Most of the Work Later?
If you've got a tooth in need of endodontic help, the idea of a root canal might not be your favorite, for many reasons. You may decide you want to just have the tooth pulled instead. However, that can result in even more work down the road. Sometimes the choice is very clear, and you have to have the tooth pulled, but in general, you'll be able to choose between the two procedures. [Read More]
Two Orthodontic Alternatives to Traditional Braces
If your teeth are misaligned, you may already know that you need an orthodontic adjustment. However, you may want to avoid traditional braces. Nevertheless, there are orthodontic alternatives to traditional braces to help straighten your teeth. Here are a few of them. Self-ligating Braces Traditional braces shift teeth into proper alignment using brackets, an archwire, and elastic bands. The brackets are bonded to the teeth and the archwire is connected to the brackets by elastic bands. [Read More]
6 Things To Know Before Whitening Your Teeth
If you want to have the brightest smile, you may need to whiten your teeth occasionally. This can enable you to get rid of discolored teeth that may distract from your overall appearance. Teeth whitening can be an ideal way to boost your self-confidence and help you feel better about yourself. However, there are specific things you should know before beginning this process. Be aware of sensitivity If you typically suffer from sensitive teeth, you may have to deal with this briefly while whitening your teeth. [Read More]