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Can You Die From Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Posted on 2/15/2024 by Weo Admin
Wisdom teeth removal is a common surgical procedure that is deemed safe. According to the American Association for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the chances of death are 1 in 365,534 procedures, usually because of anesthesia. Why Are Wisdom Teeth Removed? Wisdom teeth are the four molars located at the back of the mouth. They are strong, tough, and wide to aid in food grinding. There are two main reasons why these teeth are removed. Impaction Impaction occurs when a tooth does not come out of the gum or when it comes out only partially. Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to emerge at the age of 17-21, and at times, they get stuck on the gum tissue or jaw bone. Some of the causes of impaction are overcrowding of teeth or malformations such as twisting, tilting, or displacement. Impacted wisdom teeth have to be surgically removed. Infection and Cavities Other times, normal wisdom teeth get infected or develop cavities. Root infections, gum problems, or jawbone malformations are all risk factors for wisdom teeth problems. Bacteria and cysts associated with poor oral hygiene are the possible causes of wisdom root infection and cavities. Common signs of a diseased wisdom tooth are mouth odor and tooth pain. An infected tooth wisdom tooth should be removed promptly to prevent the spread of infections. How are Wisdom Teeth Removed? Dentists use two common wisdom tooth removal procedures to extract wisdom teeth. Simple and surgical extraction. Simple Extraction This is the most common technique used in instances when the wisdom tooth sticks out of the gum. A dentist numbs your gums and then uses an elevator or a dental forceps to remove the tooth. Surgical Extraction This technique is mostly used in case a tooth is impacted. Since the tooth is below the gum, a surgeon will have to cut the gum open to remove it. Local or general anesthesia may be used to alleviate the pain. Over-the-counter medications are then used to manage pain after the surgery. The risk of dying from a wisdom tooth removal is minimal, provided a qualified dentist conducts the procedure. Removing diseased or impacted wisdom teeth is recommended for dental health....
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Can You Chew Gum With Dental Implants?

Posted on 2/2/2024 by Weo Admin
In recent years, dental implants have offered the standard solution for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are versatile, making their usage widespread in various ways. Dental implants help keep the shape of the mouth, preventing the remaining teeth from shifting incorrectly. Additionally, they also prevent jawbone damage as a result of loss of teeth. Benefits and the Importance of Maintaining Dental Implants The greatest advantage over the other forms of tooth replacement is the chewing ability. The effect is that it offers fewer restrictions on the types of foods that someone can take. Since dental implants are a costly investment, it is crucial to protect them so that you do not have to replace them again. Several things can cause dental implants to degenerate, including eating sugary products. How Does Gum Affect Dental Implants Due to their chewing ability, you can chew gum with dental implants. Chewing gum assists in cleaning the teeth and maintaining their health through saliva stimulation, which washes away food particles. Although it is not an issue to chew gum if you have dental implants, it is advisable to select sugar-free options. This is because sugary gums can cause an increase in plaque and tartar on the implants, which can lead to infection or even implant failure. If the gum is also extremely sticky, it can lead to increased strain on the implants, loosening the restoration or forcing the crown to shift. Significantly, it is advisable to moderate the rate of chewing as excessive chewing can exert more pressure on the gums. Conclusion You can chew gum with dental implants. However, it is advisable not only to do it in moderation but also to avoid sugary chewing gum that can cause damage to the dental implants. Sticky foodstuffs and crunchy snacks can negatively affect dental implants and should be avoided. When used moderately, chewing gum, especially sugar-free ones, has no adverse effect on dental implants....
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How To Help Your Baby When They Are Teething

Posted on 1/15/2024 by Weo Admin
If your baby is teething, you know how incredibly difficult it is to soothe them. Teething babies can experience excessive drooling, pain, and a low-grade fever. Parents often say that nursing a baby through the teething process is extremely difficult because a baby cannot communicate to them how much pain they are in and where their pain is centered. Signs of Teething If you suspect your baby is teething, you may notice some signs. First, many babies who are teething run a low-grade fever, which means their fever will usually be lower than 100.5 F. If your child is running a fever higher than 101 F, they may be suffering from an ear infection or a virus. Also, many babies who are teething drool excessively. While some babies may drool a little during feeding, excessive drooling usually means your baby is teething. You might also notice that their gums, which are normally pink or around the same color as their skin tone, are red or darker colored. You might also note that their gums are swollen. If you feel around their gums, you may notice hard bumps, which indicate that the teeth will erupt soon. Battling to understand and soothe a teething baby? Here are some tips. How To Help Your Baby Although teething can be challenging, there are things you can do to help your baby through the process. First, over-the-counter pain relievers, such as Tylenol, can help manage the pain of teething. Second, your child may love to have their gums massaged. For some children, putting pressure on their gums soothes the pain. They may also love to gnaw on things, such as a frozen teething ring or washcloth. Also, you can put many teething toys in the freezer or fill them with frozen fruit and offer it to a teething baby. If you are unsure what to do to help your teething baby, you will want to consult with our dental office. We can help you discover ways to soothe your baby....
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All Posts:
Can You Die From Wisdom Teeth Removal?
2/15/2024
Can You Chew Gum With Dental Implants?
2/2/2024
How To Help Your Baby When They Are Teething
1/15/2024
How Often Should You Visit A Dentist?
1/2/2024
Root Canal vs Tooth Extraction - Which One Should You Choose?
12/15/2023
What Causes Teeth to Fall Out?
12/1/2023
What Vitamins Are The Most Important For Teeth And Gums?
11/15/2023
Dental Care For Individuals With Compromised Immune Systems
11/1/2023
What Are The Risk Factors Of Bruxism?
10/31/2023
Dental implants or dentures?
10/15/2023
Ideal oral health practices
9/25/2023
Aging And Dry Mouth: How Are They Related?
9/11/2023
3 Types of Preventative Dental Procedures
8/21/2023
Between Invisalign And Braces, Which One Performs Better?
8/7/2023
Oral Tips for Healthy Holiday Season
7/24/2023
Requirements Of Getting Dental Braces
7/10/2023
The Effects of Dental Neglect and How to Address It.
6/19/2023
Why You Should Consider Dental Implants
6/5/2023
5 Ways to Correct Uneven Teeth
5/22/2023
Habits That Damage Your Teeth
5/8/2023
Signs of Toothache
4/24/2023
Common Reasons People Wear Custom Mouth Guards
4/10/2023
How to Get Rid Of a Bad Breath
3/20/2023
Diseases Caused by Poor Dental Hygiene
3/6/2023
Signs, Symptoms, And Treatment For Gum Diseases
2/20/2023
How Bad Is Sugar For Your Childs Baby Teeth?
2/6/2023
What Surgical Procedure Treat Oral Cancer
1/23/2023
Dental Sealants: A Tool For Fighting Tooth Cavities
1/9/2023
Why Do Teeth Need So Much Vitamin D?
12/19/2022
How Often Should You Brush Your Teeth?
12/5/2022
Amazing facts about your tongue
11/21/2022
Scaling And Root Planing
11/7/2022
What Is Dry Mouth and How Do You Treat It?
10/24/2022
Why you should Consider Sealants
10/10/2022
What Are the Benefits of Dental Exams and Cleaning?
9/19/2022
How Do Mini Implant Dentures Work?
9/5/2022
Difference Between Tooth Decay and Cavity
8/22/2022
Nutrition and Oral Health
8/8/2022
Benefits of Implants Over Dentures
7/18/2022
Facts About Baby Teeth
7/4/2022
How To Avoid Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
6/20/2022
3 Secrets To Make Flossing Simpler
6/6/2022
Tooth Protection for Kids in Sports
5/23/2022
Food Impaction and Its Role In Making Teeth Prone To Periodontal Disease And Interproximal Decay?
5/9/2022
Smile makeover for best smile
4/25/2022
Is gum chewing safe for the mouth?
4/11/2022
Dental care for baby teeth and gums?
3/21/2022
What Happens By Not Brushing Your Teeth?
3/7/2022
How antibiotics help treat dental pain
2/21/2022
Advantages of sedation dentistry
2/7/2022
When Should Wisdom Teeth Be Removed
1/24/2022
Our tips for a tooth-friendly Halloween
1/10/2022
Chipped Tooth: Removal or Correction
12/23/2021
Talking is Harder When Your Missing Teeth Leave Gaps
12/10/2021
What To Expect From Periodontist Surgery?
11/22/2021
Secrets to Making Flossing Easier
11/8/2021
Foods To Avoid To Protect Gums
10/25/2021
How You Can Eliminate Bad Breath
10/11/2021
Tips for College Students When It Comes to Oral Health
9/21/2021
Dangers Associated with Using Hard Toothbrush Bristles
9/6/2021
If You Have Swollen Gums We Should See You to Check for Problems
8/23/2021
Reasons to Get a Composite Filling
8/9/2021
Great Birthday Gift Ideas for Those Who Treasure Good Oral Health
7/26/2021
Benefits Your Mouth Gets When You Drink Tap Water
7/12/2021
Chewing on Ice Cubes Could Leave Your Teeth Broken or Gums Lacerated
6/21/2021
Options We Can Provide Through Restorative Dentistry
6/7/2021
How Acids Work Against the Enamel on Your Teeth
5/24/2021
Water Can Help Keep Your Teeth Cleaner
5/10/2021
The Connection Between Heart Disease and Oral Health
4/26/2021
Benefits of Flossing Your Teeth
4/12/2021
What to Expect From a Routine Dental Exam?
3/22/2021
Everything You Need to Know About Baby Teeth
3/8/2021
What Does It Mean When You Have Hard Water Stains on Your Teeth?
2/22/2021
At What Age Should I Start Taking My Child to the Dentist?
2/8/2021
Types of Dentures
1/25/2021
A Brown Spot on Your Teeth May Not Be a Cavity
1/11/2021
Cracked Teeth Are a Constant Danger to Your Oral and Overall Health
12/21/2020
Tips for Keeping Your Breath Fresh While on the Go
12/7/2020
Foods You May Not Realize Damage Your Teeth
11/16/2020
Are Whitening Strips Safe to Use?
11/9/2020
Do Genetics Play A Role In Cavities?
10/19/2020
Benefits of Sanitizing Your Toothbrush
10/5/2020
What Do X-rays Really Show?
9/21/2020
Benefits of Using a Water Flosser Over Traditional Floss
9/7/2020
Are There Any Foods That Stop Gum Recession?
8/24/2020
Why is Tap Water Better for Your Teeth Than Bottled Water?
8/10/2020
Top Three Reasons to Consider Getting Veneers
7/20/2020
Should You Gargle Each Day for Better Oral Health
7/6/2020
Missing a Tooth? Why Its Necessary to Get Treatment ASAP
6/22/2020
How Oral Piercings Can Damage Your Teeth
6/8/2020
How Missing Teeth Can Change Your Life
5/25/2020
Do You Need A Night Time Mouthguard?
5/11/2020
Digital X-Rays: Why They Are Important
4/27/2020
Can the Sun Damage Your Teeth?
4/13/2020
Coming Soon
4/7/2020

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