At about the age of 18, wisdom teeth start to erupt. Not everyone has to have their wisdom teeth removed, but most people do, simply because there is not enough space in the mouth. When there is no space, the wisdom teeth tend to lean into and cause problems for the teeth next to them.
It is also difficult to clean the wisdom teeth when they are crowded or just peeking through the gums, so eventually they get cavities and cause inflammation of the gums. Patients can choose either to be numbed only or sedated and numbed for the procedure. Early diagnosis of problematic wisdom teeth is very important. The earlier they are removed the better because the= surgery is less difficult, and the healing process is also faster and smoother.
Denture wearers want to know that their dentures are clean and appear natural to family and friends. Daily cleaning and stain removal are essential for fresh breath and a natural smile. However, constant cleaning shortens the life of dentures, but people who do not clean dentures suffer from discomfort or fungal infections. What should denture […]
Today we live in a society that values appearance unlike any time before. The attractive and youthful are glorified, while the aging population attempts to find the ever elusive fountain of youth. In 2009, during one of our nation’s worst recessions to date, an astounding 10 billion dollars was spent on elective, cosmetic procedures. It […]