Reasons You Might Need a Tooth Extraction

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The teeth that come in after you lose all your milk teeth – your adult teeth – are meant to last you through your decades of adulthood. But lifestyle choices, accidents, disease – these can all affect how “permanent” your permanent teeth actually are. Getting your wisdom teeth taken out is one time where, yeah, […]

Aftercare is Important After a Tooth Extraction

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There are many reasons you might need to have a tooth extracted. A tooth that’s cracked past the gum line, decayed or infected might need taken out. Or maybe it got accidentally extracted (read: knocked out) in an accident. Whatever the reason, having a tooth taken out is unpleasant. It feels weird afterwards and makes […]

Much of the World Has Spent Millennia Installing Dental Implants

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We tend not to think about dentistry as a practice that’s thousands of years old. Or we simply don’t know that it is. After all, the Mayans drilling holes in their teeth to permanently implant gems isn’t something you learn in history class. But they did. And they weren’t the first to permanently alter their […]

7 Replacement Options for Missing Teeth

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Missing a tooth or facing a tooth extraction? You’re not alone. In fact, the average adult aged 35 to 49 in the United States is missing seven teeth. Assuming maybe 4 of those “missing” teeth are due to a routine wisdom teeth extraction, that still leaves 3 teeth that are just missing, whether due to […]

Why a Tooth Extraction Would Be Needed

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Most of permanent teeth are good for life, but sometimes a tooth needs to be pulled. Frequent reasons are trauma or decay, but there are others: When you mouth is too crowded, teeth may need to be extracted before orthodontia. And if a tooth does not have room to come in, it may need pulling. […]

Tooth Extraction: What to Expect

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So you’ve been told you need a tooth extraction. Your tooth is damaged or decayed, your mouth is too crowded, or you have an infection. Knowing what to expect can improve the experience before, during and after the procedure. Before Before the day of your extraction, a Wilmington Oral Surgery team member will ask for […]

Pediatric Periodontic Surgery is Nothing to Fear

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Here are five reasons why you may need to take your child to an oral surgeon: Baby teeth extraction Sometimes baby teeth get stuck or infected as they come out. There are many reasons why children need assistance getting their baby (primary) teeth removed, but rest assured that such occasions are commonplace. Permanent (adult) teeth […]