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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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7 FAQs About Impacted Wisdom Teeth
“Impacted wisdom teeth...

Testing your Knowledge: The Facts and Myths of Wisdom Teeth
Of all the teeth in the mouth, the ones receiving the most discussion and controversy would have to be the wisdom teeth or third molars...

Bad Breath — Discovering The Causes & Treatments
...However, if your bad breath originates in your mouth, we may recommend any or all of the following to return your mouth to optimal oral health: Oral hygiene instruction to learn the proper ways to brush, floss, scrape your tongue and use mouthwashes Denture hygiene instruction for proper cleaning and maintenance of both full and partial dentures and bridgework Periodontal (gum) therapy that includes professionally cleaning your teeth (scaling), smoothing your teeth's root surfaces (root planning) and possible antibiotic therapy Removal of tooth decay where large, open cavities (caries) are present Repair of broken fillings Removal of wisdom teeth (third molars) with gum flaps Treatment of yeast infections (candidasis) To learn more about the causes and treatments for halitosis, read the Dear Doctor article, “Bad Breath — More Than Just Embarrassing...

Herbal Remedy Helps Alleviate Pain and Swelling After Dental Procedures
... Many dentists are now prescribing Arnica to patients following invasive procedures like gum surgery, root canal treatment, implant surgery or wisdom teeth extraction to help reduce swelling and bruising...

Exposing and Preserving Impacted Canine Teeth
...Wisdom teeth are especially prone to this kind of impaction, to the extent they’re often surgically removed (extracted) to avoid future problems to adjacent teeth or the bite...

Post-Orthodontic Care
...After your teeth are thoroughly cleaned, another set of X-rays and/or bite impressions may be taken to check how well your braces worked and to see how much your wisdom teeth have developed...

Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery
...It's often performed as a routine in-office procedure — for example, to extract impacted wisdom teeth (molars that don't fully protrude through the gums), or to place dental implants in the jaw...

Extractions
... Impacted Wisdom Teeth — Early removal of impacted wisdom teeth can prevent damage to neighboring healthy teeth, bone, gum tissue, even nerves and blood vessels...

Wisdom Teeth
In most people, the third set of molars, generally called “wisdom teeth,” start coming in around age 17-25...

Oral Surgery
... Related Articles Wisdom Teeth – To Be Or Not To Be Wisdom teeth, which typically make their appearance between the ages of 17 and 25, can cause significant problems when there is not enough room for them to grow in properly...