Wisdom Teeth Removal Is A Rite Of Passage For Adolescents

Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Extracted?

If only wisdom teeth could live up to the promise of their name. Far from promoting knowledge, the arrival of these third molars causes a lot of questions— particularly, should they stay or should they go? Pre-emptive wisdom teeth removal has become a rite of passage for many adolescents, but can be controversial: Those who oppose early removal argue that the surgery is unnecessary, and, like all procedures, carries some risk. However, 80 to 90 percent of impacted wisdom teeth cause problems, ranging from overcrowding to pain. Therefore, most wisdom teeth should be removed. See why!

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Common Causes Of Tooth Pain

Common Causes Of Severe Tooth Pain

Drinking a cold glass of lemonade or enjoying an ice cream treat is a refreshing way to get relief from the summer heat . . . until contact with that cold delicacy causes a stabbing, throbbing pain to shoot through your tooth. There are many different causes of tooth pain, and only a dentist can determine if the problem is caused by a sensitive tooth, a cavity, or something more extensive such as an abscess or infection.

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Are You Afraid Of The Dentist? Here Are 4 Tips To Help You Relax

Afraid Of The Dentist? Here Are 4 Tips To Help You Relax

A trip to the dentist can be intimidating. After all, there are whirring drills, lights, and sometimes, gum-numbing injections. For 5% of the population, this fear is so severe that their dental health suffers. In fact, according to Women’s Health Magazine, roughly 25% of those surveyed would prefer to never have a dental exam. This can lead to untreated tooth decay, which can, in turn, create a need for more intensive dental work. See our tips for relaxing in your dentist’s chair.

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Are Your Teeth Healthy? Take our Quiz

Headlines across the country declare how unhealthy Americans are, and this information is not just limited to nutrition or weight. The National Institute of Health indicates that our dental health also leaves something to be desired. So how healthy are your teeth? We’ve created this quiz from information provided by the American Dental Association to give you some insight.

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