Category Archives: Oral Surgery

Bleeding When Flossing: What Does It Mean?

Let’s face it: most people don’t floss like they should. As Colgate Oral Care Center reports: “If you’re guilty of sheepishly answering, ‘Not always,’ when asked by the dentist about teeth flossing, you’re not the only one. Some statistics say that nearly 80 percent … Continue reading

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Secondhand Smoke and Your Smile

Smokers are at higher risk for all manner of oral health issues—they heal more slowly from dental surgery, are at increased risk for gum disease, and have increased susceptibility to oral cancer, among other conditions. However, scientific research indicates that … Continue reading

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What is a Root Canal?

Popular culture has made the phrase “root canal” synonymous with pain, the worst possible dental torture. Many patients become concerned about the discomfort with this procedure, imagining a large drill and sharp tools. Some might even avoid coming to the dentist … Continue reading

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Why do I have to get my wisdom teeth out?

  Wisdom tooth extraction has become a rite of passage for many teens and young adults. At some point, most will go into the oral surgeon, come out looking like a chipmunk, recover at home with ice cream and soup, and … Continue reading

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Meth Mouth

It’s been weeks now since AMC’s hit TV show Breaking Bad ended its sixth and final season. This popular drama followed the criminal descent of Walter White, who went from pushover high school chemistry teacher to brutal meth manufacturing kingpin. Just in time for … Continue reading

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Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Why would we ever want to get rid of teeth called wisdom teeth? Doesn’t it seem like a smart idea to keep something associated with knowledge in the back of our mouths? If only our back molars really did make us … Continue reading

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