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  • How to Avoid Dry Socket with Wisdom Teeth Removal

    Getting your wisdom teeth extracted can be a disconcerting experience, however the pain and discomfort should only last a few days. If the pain lasts more than a few days, you may be one of 2-5% of people who develop a dry socket after a tooth extraction. Dry sockets occur when a blood clot has […]

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  • What You Need to Know About Anesthesia

    So you’ve made your appointment. You’re getting your wisdom teeth out. You know how the day will go – you’ll wake up in the morning, head over to the doctor’s office, and be put under anesthesia for your surgery. But wait. What is anesthesia? You probably don’t want to be knocked out for any period […]

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  • Questions to Ask Your Maxillofacial Surgeon About Reconstructive Jaw Surgery

    If reconstructive jaw surgery is something you’ve considered, you probably have a lot of questions. What will the surgery be like? What can you expect from recovery? There are so many factors involved, where do you even start the conversation? As with anything, it’s best to start with the basics. When you talk to your […]

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  • How to Deal with Wisdom Teeth Swelling

    If you’ve had friends or siblings who have already had their wisdom teeth out, you probably remember the telltale “chipmunk cheeks” – the swelling that occurs in the face after the teeth have been taken out. As you call those images to mind, it most likely makes you want to do everything you can to […]

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