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Sedation Dentistry Explained: Is It Right for You?

We get asked many questions about sedation for oral surgery. There are a number of options available. While sedation dentistry is commonly referred to as sleep dentistry, most types of sedation dentistry don’t actually put you to sleep. Sedation dentistry can be beneficial if you...

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What Are My Options for Anesthesia?

At Wilmington Oral Surgery, you have anesthesia options for your oral surgery procedures. Dr. Puckett will discuss them with you before your procedure. Your decision will depend on your anxiety level and the complexity of your procedure. We offer four forms of anesthesia: Local, where...

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Will Wisdom Teeth Extraction Change My Face Shape?

You may have heard that having your wisdom teeth out can change the shape of your face or jawline. In over 20 years of removing wisdom teeth, we have never seen this happen. Reports of faces slimming or becoming more “V-shaped” have not been measured...

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The Dental Implant Market is Growing

According to a February 18, 2020, report distributed by the Globe Newswire, the North America dental implants market is expected to grow to $1,935.9 million in 2027 from $1,036.8 million in 2018. Here is a synopsis of the report: The growth of the dental implants...

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Where Do I Get My Wisdom Teeth Pulled?

So your dentist says you should get your wisdom teeth pulled. Who you gonna call? Most people go to an oral surgeon for wisdom tooth extraction, not a dentist. Oral surgeons like Dr. Puckett are specially trained to perform this type of procedure, and by...

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