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Faster Healing Following a Dental Extraction

Healing following a dental extraction is often a slow process. It takes time, and a lot of attention to detail to make sure it happens properly. If you have recently had a dental extraction, you likely know what we’re talking about. Here at Williams Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we want to help you with healing following a dental extraction. Here are some things you can do to speed up your healing. Increase the Speed of Healing Following a Dental Extraction Faster Healing Following a Dental Extraction When you have a tooth extracted, you need to take care of the extraction site. This means keeping...

Reasons You May Need to Have a Tooth Extracted

Getting a tooth extracted isn’t much fun. Yet, sometimes it is far better than the alternative. Sometimes an extraction is simply necessary. Here are some of the common reasons you may need to have a tooth extracted. Severe Damage Can Cause You to Need to Have a Tooth Extracted If your tooth has been damaged—whether due to trauma or decay—we will do our best to save it and repair the damage. However, sometimes the tooth is just too far gone. Rather than leave the remains in your mouth to cause other problems, we will extract it and begin to explore replacement options. Advanced Gum Disease Here...

Need Dental Impants?

A dental implant is essentially a metal tooth root that’s anchored into the jaw bone. It becomes the base for fitting the tooth/ bridge. While bridges are also used to fill in gaps created by missing teeth; implants are different in that they don’t rely on the adjacent teeth for support. In addition, they are stable and permanent. Implants are the best solution for tooth loss and they also feel and look like natural teeth. Dental implants – the procedure The titanium root is implanted in the bone It is given time to bond with the bone Once the area has completely healed, the prosthetic tooth...

The 411 On Tooth Extractions from Our University Area Dentist

Cosmetic dentistry refers to specific dental work that improves the appearance of your teeth, bite, or gums. Many dentists perform these procedures commonly refer to themselves as a cosmetic dentist. A cosmetic dentist has at least 4 years of specialized training that include areas such as endodontics, orthodontics, and periodontics. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on teeth removal, teeth straightening or reshaping, or placing dental bridges. Tooth extractions may be necessary before a cosmetic dentist can begin dental work. Removing a decayed or damaged tooth may be necessary to keep the infection...

Wisdom Teeth & Extractions Outlined by Our Charlotte University Area Dentist

The majority of people need to have their wisdom teeth removed at some point or other during their lifetime. The presence of wisdom teeth in the mouth can be advantageous or life threatening, depending on their positioning and condition. The wisdom teeth are also referred to as the third or last molars. They typically begin to emerge in the back of the mouth on both sides of the jaws during the ages of 16 to 20. Most individuals will have four wisdom teeth, one on each upper and lower corner of the mouth. When wisdom teeth are healthy, they pose no real threat to your overall oral health. However,...