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Does Insurance Cover Wisdom Teeth Removal?

As a licensed oral surgeon, Dr. Puckett gets asked many questions about wisdom teeth removal: Does it hurt? How much does it cost? Can wisdom teeth be removed during a single visit? But the number one question we get asked is this: Is wisdom teeth...

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7 Ways to Treat Sleep Apnea with Oral Surgery

Obstructive sleep apnea can be a frustrating and disruptive health problem. Sleep can be so important both to our functioning and enjoyment of life. Most people assume sleep apnea only causes snoring and disruption for your sleeping partner, but it actually results in low blood...

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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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