Detecting Gum and Tooth Disease

A Dog Depends On Healthy Teeth and Gums The average person may not understand how critical this issue is to a dog – unless 1) they own or have owned a dog More »

Do You Grind Your Teeth?

Bruxism is simply defined as excessive grinding and or clenching of the teeth. Grinding your teeth brings considerable force to the surface of the teeth, causing much wear and damage, as the More »

The Importance Of Proper Teeth

Ideally your dentist’s only role should be preventive, to ensure that you are maintaining strong, healthy and in good condition teeth. One thing that you should be concerned with is the way More »

Visit The Wisdom Teeth Removal Dentist?

Is there such a thing as a wisdom teeth removal dentist or are all dentists able to remove wisdom teeth? If you are considering removal of your wisdom teeth, you can visit More »

Wisdom Teeth Care

Wisdom teeth are vestigial teeth that were used by our human ancestors for grinding down tough plant tissue. Since then human diets have undergone a good deal of change along with smaller More »

Wisdom Teeth Problems and Extraction

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that emerge between the ages of seventeen and twenty one. They can be of much use only if they grow healthy and are well aligned, if not, they can cause pain and obstruct your speech and eating. Problems associated with wisdom teeth can sometimes become absolutely unbearable which requires extraction. If ignored, the affected teeth can lead to further problems requiring more complicated and expensive dental treatments. Therefore, at the first sign of molars, make sure that you see a dentist on a regular basis to evaluate the growth, position and alignment of the  teeth.

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Common Problems to Expect During the Emergence of Wisdom Teeth

Some of the common problems associated with wisdom teeth are crowding, cysts, infection and damage to the teeth located nearby. There is a possibility of infection around the tooth surface when an impacted wisdom tooth begins to make its way through the gums causing inflammation of gums leading to pain, swelling and stiffness of the jaw. Wisdom tooth

Strong Healthy Teeth Into Old Age

If you want to have strong, healthy teeth and keep them into your old age, it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene throughout your life. To keep your teeth and gums healthy wisdom teeth, you should visit your dentist every six months to get your teeth checked and get them cleaned by the oral hygienist.

Between visits, if you follow these simple  care of your teeth, you’ll avoid tooth decay and loss.

  1. When you choose a toothbrush, pick one that has soft bristles. Although many people think that hard bristles will get their teeth cleaner, actually they can damage the teeth and gums. Battery operated toothbrushes have become quite inexpensive and are an effective way to clean your teeth.
  2. Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Otherwise you’ll have plaque buildup on your teeth and it will be harder to remove. Plaque is comprised of bacteria, and is very sticky. It adheres to the teeth, and if it’s not brushed away regularly can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. If you drink coffee, tea, or red wine, brushing frequently will help keep them from staining

What Are the Side-Effects of Wisdom Teeth

There are numerous problems that can arise following the removal of wisdom teeth. A common complication is dry socket, an unpleasant problem that develops in the days after extraction. The cause of dry socket is when either the clot fails to form effectively around the wound, or the clot forms but is shed prematurely. Therefore the actual wound is ‘dry’. The bone is uncovered, which can result in a fair degree of pain.

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Any dry socket commonly comes from the second day after wisdom teeth removal. The pain from it may spread out from the area and even to your ears. One can notice a bad taste in the mouth and also halitosis. Dry socket is a lot more likely to occur when you smoke within 24 hours of extraction, or if you do not keep to the after-care information your dental-care professional gives.

If you feel you do have the problem, go to your dentist. The socket has to be washed free of any kind of debris. The dentist will then administer some sort of dressing to alleviate your pain and

Detecting Gum and Tooth Disease

A Dog Depends On Healthy Teeth and Gums

The average person may not understand how critical this issue is to a dog – unless 1) they own or have owned a dog and 2) have experienced these problems – suffering the consequences.

We have raised Dalmatians for over 20 years and have learned this lesson. We watched Lady start to chew gingerly and delicately at first. Then she wouldn’t take her treats or crunchy bones. A trip to the vet and we discovered just how serious the problem had become. Chewing was actually uncomfortable – it hurt to eat. That should tell you a lot right away.

Well after several hundred dollars in vet bills, we learned how critical “dental care” is to a dog and its health. Not only do healthy teeth help chewing but healthy gums are important to holding the teeth in place and comfort of eating. Additionally, some gum diseases lead to other problems just like humans. Heart disease, stomach and similar problems are caused or exacerbated by poor dental health.

It Is Easy To Overlook – If You Are

Do You Grind Your Teeth?

Bruxism is simply defined as excessive grinding and or clenching of the teeth. Grinding your teeth brings considerable force to the surface of the teeth, causing much wear and damage, as the teeth were designed to tear up and chew food. Teeth are destroyed by these excessive forces over a period of time.

The causes of this are still being investigated, but teeth grinding may be caused by both physical and psychological factors. Physical strain on the body may result in teeth grinding. For example, dehydration or nutrient deficiencies have been shown to be associated with the issue. The involvement of psychological factors in teeth grinding include stress and anxiety.

Teeth grinding which occurs when one is asleep may sometimes be a sleep disorder in its own right. Improper alignment of teeth or fillings, crowns or bridges sitting too high, or jaw not properly aligned, may all lead to the harmful habit.

A dental check up may reveal the cause. Some times a check up may reveal that a tooth is sitting too high – normally due to too much of a dental filling in a tooth,

The Importance Of Proper Teeth

Ideally your dentist’s only role should be preventive, to ensure that you are maintaining strong, healthy and in good condition teeth. One thing that you should be concerned with is the way in which you actually achieve your healthy teeth and gums. Your daily tooth care habits that you perform at home will contribute more than anything else to your dental condition. For good or bad, it is completely up to you to figure out what you need to know and to develop the proper habits that you need to have if you want to be able to take good care of your teeth. A good oral health program is made up mainly of three important behaviors. Brushing twice a day, flossing once a day and visiting the dentist at least every six months. It is also important to make sure that your techniques for brushing and flossing are as effective as possible.

There has been a lengthy debate about the fluoride that is found in drinking water, toothpaste and a bunch of other oral care products. Even your annual checkup and cleaning will include what is tantamount to a “tooth bath” in

Visit The Wisdom Teeth Removal Dentist?

Is there such a thing as a wisdom teeth removal dentist or are all dentists able to remove wisdom teeth? If you are considering removal of your wisdom teeth, you can visit your dentist but the preferred option is to find a dentist or an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. There may be several valid reasons for the removal of the teeth.

The wisdom teeth are the last set of permanent molars to grow out of the gumline. They usually appear between the ages of 17 to 25, and in some people do not appear at all. They can be the cause of problems for many people. If there is not enough room or space in the mouth for normal growth, they may not erupt properly and can cause discomfort. They can grow at abnormal angles, and may even remain trapped in the jawbone. Because of the position in the mouth, they may be hard to reach for proper care, and can be the cause of painful cavities that result from tooth decay. Many people, and even some dentists may suggest pre-mature removal as a preventative measure. It is believed that they have gained

Wisdom Teeth Care

Wisdom teeth are vestigial teeth that were used by our human ancestors for grinding down tough plant tissue. Since then human diets have undergone a good deal of change along with smaller jaws. However third molars or ‘ wisdom teeth’ still develop.

Wisdom teeth usually emerge in the mouth around the age of 17-21. These teeth, being among the last to emerge in the mouth are more susceptible to becoming ‘impacted’. Teeth are impacted when they don’t emerge or emerge only part way through the gums at the expected time. Wisdom teeth may become impacted if the tooth is turned to the side, tilted or grows out in an incorrect position in the jaw. This may also happen when there is insufficient space in the jaw or mouth for the tooth to emerge.

The impacted tooth is generally painless. You might not even realize that there is a problem. However when the partially emerged tooth tries to erupt, it may lead to a swelling of the overlying gums causing pain. A partially erupted tooth may collect food particles and other substances which eventually give rise to infection called pericoronitis. If

Health Issues Related to Wisdom

Between the ages of 17 and 25, the majority of people have their final set of molars appear, called wisdom teeth. The name stems from the fact that having these teeth come in later in life gives the person time to learn and gain experiences.

The wisdom teeth are the furthest back in a person’s mouth and also referred to as the third molars. Usually a person has four of them; however there can be fewer or none at all.

There is usually not enough room for the wisdom teeth in a person’s mouth. They can be misaligned or not come in at all, so removal of these teeth is typically required.

If these molars are positioned incorrectly or angled improperly, they can squeeze other teeth out of place or cause damage to the other teeth, the jaw bone or nerves. By crowding adjacent teeth, there can be a higher risk of trapping plaque and greater susceptibility to decay.

If the wisdom teeth do not fully erupt, but are present and caught in the soft tissue under the gums or jawbone, they are considered

Getting Your Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the molars growing at the very far end of the gums. Most of your other teeth will grow during your childhood years and some will appear in as early as your first year in life. However, these teeth will not show up until your adolescent or adult years (between 12 to 25 years old). This is why these molars are called ‘wisdom teeth’. The word ‘wisdom’ here refers to the fact that you are already old enough to be wise when these teeth show up.

For some reason though, a lot of people have come to fear the idea of wisdom teeth removal. There are old stories saying that this removal is a dreaded experience to go through. There are also old stories saying that your wisdom teeth will give you a lot of toothache troubles. Is there any truth to these stories?

Well, the answer is both a ‘yes’ and a ‘no’. Yes, because your wisdom teeth can really give you a lot of toothache troubles and the removal can really be quite painful. No, because you can avoid all of these things if you take

Let Wisdom Teeth Decide

Untimely and misplaced eruption of the third molar teeth has been a cause of concern for many. Dentists carry out extraction of such impacted teeth by using sedation and all the necessary precautions to ensure successful completion of the procedure. One should be aware of every aspect of the procedure before going through with it.

There are several ways of measuring growth in humans. Usually people are considered fully grown when their height stops increasing or in more social terms, when they start making a living. Some associate growth of people with the occurrence of wisdom teeth. This name suggests that their eruption takes place when a person has gained wisdom with age as they are the last molar teeth to appear. But it is not a necessity. One cannot be considered fully grown just by their teeth. Typically these teeth surface from the late teens to mid twenties. But in some cases they never erupt or come out at a later age.

Correct eruption of wisdom teeth is not a problem; in fact they give the jaw a fuller look and a stronger bite. But third molar teeth become a problem when their eruption disturbs

Wisdom Tooth Extractions

A wisdom tooth can be extracted (removed) by an oral surgeon or your family dentist. This can be done at the dental professional’s facility and the surgery itself is usually done in a single visit, with aftercare being minimal in nature. If you are having all your wisdom teeth extracted or of you are at a high risk for complications (your dentist will determine that) then you may have your surgery performed at a hospital. If you do have prior infections, surgery will probably be delayed until the infection itself is cleared up. If this is the case, your doctor will have you take antibiotics to heal these complicating factors.

Your dentist will administer local anesthetic before removing a wisdom tooth. If several or all of your wisdom teeth will be removed at the same time, a general anesthetic will be used to prevent pain in the entire body. This will cause you to sleep throughout the procedure. It is generally recommended that you do not eat or drink after midnight on the night before surgery, so that the anesthetic can be administered properly.

During the procedure, your dentist will

Managing Post Operational Wisdom

One common fear shared by adults is tooth extraction to relieve wisdom teeth pain. The pain of surgery could bring out anxiety which prevents suffers to avoid surgery. Knowing the truth about encompassing wisdom teeth extraction and its after care can somehow lessen the worry.

It is important that you be familiar with the root cause of the pain. Pain may emerge from wisdom teeth eruption which can also lead to tooth decay which is another cause of pain.

Wisdom teeth or the last set of grinding molars initiates eruption at ages 17 to 21 years old, but not all four back molars successfully break through the gums. Some of these may partially erupt or stay underneath the gums. While other wisdom teeth grow at a rapid rate but crowd adjacent teeth because of deficient gum space. The end point of these wisdom teeth eruptions would all go down to pain, swelling, irritation or worst, tooth decay. Nevertheless, all of these would require teeth surgery to alleviate pain.

Surgery is painless because anesthesia is given by the dentist or dental surgeon depending on the number of teeth