Why are they called wisdom teeth?
If you have ever experienced pain from a wisdom tooth, thus, you are probably thinking, why are they called wisdom teeth, and why do we develop if they just need to be removed? For instance, they are formally known as the third moral, but their nickname “wisdom teeth” is much more commonly used. In particular, […]
What happens if you don’t get your wisdom teeth removed?
What happens if wisdom teeth are not removed? Wisdom teeth are your back molars and are the last teeth to grow after you have lost all of your baby teeth. For instance, most people get their wisdom teeth in their late teens and even into early adulthood, if your wisdom teeth have grown perfectly is […]
Unusual Pain After a Tooth Extraction? It Maybe an Infection
It’s not a secret that after a tooth extraction procedure we can experience some pain but, how do we differentiate between normal pain or a more serious infection? Before we begin talking about tooth extraction infections, it’s important to emphasize that tooth extractions are a safe and straightforward procedure. Despite that, some complications can arise. […]
Is normal to have trismus after wisdom teeth removal?
Trismus or lockjaw is the reduced opening of the jaws caused by the spasm of the muscles of mastication. Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary defines it as “a tonic contraction of the muscles of mastication”. But, is normal to have trismus after wisdom teeth removal? Having difficulty opening your mouth for a few days after wisdom […]
What should you eat after a tooth extraction?
After having your dental extraction treatment, normally, your dentist tells you how you should eat the following days, which foods are better to eat and which ones you should avoid, so if you want to know in advance this type of soft diet, we will tell you what you should eat after your dental extraction. […]
Is tooth extraction necessary for orthodontic treatment?
A common question that arises in patients is whether tooth extraction is necessary in their orthodontic treatment. To the relief of many, the answer is, not in all cases. Although it is an alternative that can be used to achieve straight teeth and a healthier bite through orthodontics. It is not always the best course […]