Exploring Wisdom Teeth and Dental Crowding

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Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of teeth to emerge in the mouth. For our ancestors, these teeth were necessary for tougher diets, but with the evolution of our diets and smaller jaws, they are less important for chewing functions. Consequently, they often cause trouble due to factors like insufficient […]

The Enigmatic Evolution: Unveiling the History of Wisdom Teeth

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Wisdom teeth, the third set of molars that often emerge during late adolescence or early adulthood, have long captivated scientists and dentists alike. While they may pose a challenge for many individuals, their intriguing history sheds light on our evolutionary journey as a species. Join us as we explore the rich history of wisdom teeth. […]

Alternatives to Wisdom Teeth Extraction: Are There Any?

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Wisdom teeth extraction is often a necessary procedure, and there is a better chance of it happening to you than you may expect. About five million people have their wisdom teeth removed every year. If you are nearing that possibility, there are a few alternatives to wisdom teeth extraction. Root Canal One of the best alternatives […]

Can Wisdom Teeth Cause Ear Pain?

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Nerves in the face, jaw, and teeth are located close together, and pain or complications in one area can often affect another. Wisdom teeth can cause ear pain and many other symptoms if impacted or infected and left untreated. Wisdom Teeth Wisdom teeth are located furthest back in your mouth. These teeth are molars that […]

Am I Too Old to Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

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If you’re over the age of 25, you might think it’s too late to get your wisdom teeth removed. After all, most extractions are performed between the ages of 18 and 24, so you might be worried that you’ll have to live with oral health issues the rest of your life. However, there is a […]

Why Wisdom Teeth Grow When We Are Adults

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We get it. You wish that your wisdom teeth came in a little earlier in life. If that was possible, you wouldn’t have to miss work or college courses to recover from the dreaded wisdom tooth removal.  Other primates, like chimpanzees, get their wisdom teeth at twelve years old. So why can’t humans get theirs early so that it’s […]

When Do Wisdom Teeth Come In?

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Five million Americans have their wisdom teeth removed every year. This is because there is simply not enough room in their mouths for the additional teeth to claim their place in the jaw.  Once you reach the age when wisdom teeth come in, you should prepare to make an appointment with your dentist to discuss your options.  Continue […]

How Removing Wisdom Teeth Can Improve Taste Function

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They might be called wisdom teeth, but keeping them isn’t always a wise decision. If your dentist has recommended that you have your wisdom teeth removed, you may be wondering what benefits come with this procedure.  Luckily, there are quite a few reasons that removing your wisdom teeth can be beneficial to your health! In fact, a new […]

What to Eat After Wisdom Tooth Removal

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So it’s time to get your wisdom teeth removed. Despite popular belief, wisdom tooth removal is a quick and simple procedure most of the time. For many, the difficult part of the process is the wisdom tooth removal recovery period.  After your surgeon removes the tooth, they’ll send you home with instructions (as well as gauze, some […]

Afraid of Wisdom Teeth Extraction?

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A common question that we run into is, “how do I get over the fear of getting my wisdom teeth pulled?” We often hear our Los Angeles and Beverly Hills patients saying that they’re down-right “scared of wisdom teeth extraction.” Some even say they would rather deal with the pain than the procedure! Being afraid […]

Wisdom Tooth Decay – What Should You Do?

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Did you know that an average of 91% of Americans over the age of 20 will have cavities throughout their life? Now, while you can usually treat cavities with regular dentist appointments and preventative care, it’s harder to notice problems with your wisdom teeth. Cavities and other infections left untreated in your wisdom teeth can actually lead […]

Wisdom Tooth Infection: Signs, Symptoms & Treatments

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About 85% of people need to get their wisdom teeth removed. They aren’t necessary and often get in the way of your other teeth. If you still have your wisdom teeth and are experiencing tooth pain, a wisdom tooth infection could be the culprit. Wisdom Tooth Infection Getting a wisdom teeth infection is common and can become […]