The Anatomy of a Wisdom Tooth

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We all know the Golden Rule of Wisdom Teeth: get them taken out before they have the chance to cause problems. But what is it about wisdom teeth that makes them problematic? Why are these teeth different? And what’s the urgency on getting an oral surgery to remove your wisdom teeth before you’re even fully […]

What Exactly is a Pediatric Maxillofacial Surgeon?

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According to ACOMS (American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons), “Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained to recognize and treat a wide spectrum of diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. They are also trained to administer anesthesia and provide […]

Will Wisdom Teeth Extraction Change My Face Shape?

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You may have heard that having your wisdom teeth out can change the shape of your face or jawline. It’s a bit of an old wives’ tale, really. When we take your wisdom teeth out, they’re already mostly under the gum line anyway. And no soft tissues like muscles or fat are removed with the […]

Where Do I Get My Wisdom Teeth Pulled?

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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. Wisdom teeth removal doctors like Dr. Puckett are specially trained to perform this type of procedure, and by law, have extra training to administer the various […]