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Dry Socket after Extracting Your Wisdom Teeth in Denver

February 4, 2019

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woman with facial painNow, new innovations in dentistry allow your dentist to preserve your teeth for longer than before; however, sometimes they may recommend you have one or more removed, such as your third molars. Wisdom teeth in Denver are commonly extracted to resolve a variety of complications, such as pain, overcrowding, or infection. If the teeth are partially or fully impacted, you will need to see an oral surgeon. Often the extraction and recovery are complication-free, but some people may develop a painful condition called dry socket. Thankfully, there are several things you can do to prevent it.
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Can I Use My Insurance to Remove My Wisdom Teeth in Denver?

January 15, 2019

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impacted wisdom toothBetween the ages of 16 and 25, the third set of molars erupts, called the wisdom teeth. Unfortunately, it often occurs with complications. In some cases, the molars may not erupt correctly or there may not be enough room in your mouth to accommodate them. This can lead to painful oral health problems. To resolve the issues, your dentist may recommend their removal. It is normal to be concerned about the cost of the extractions for your wisdom teeth in Denver, but you have nothing to fear. Often, you can use your dental insurance to pay for a portion of the cost.
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Choose an Oral Surgeon for Sleep Apnea Treatment in Denver

January 6, 2019

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sleep apneaAre you among the 22 million Americans suffering from obstructive sleep apnea? You need effective treatment to protect your health and your quality of life. Your dentist can give you the solutions you need to breathe easier and sleep better, but is there an alternative option? You may want to consider seeing an oral surgeon for sleep apnea treatment in Denver. They have advanced training and skills to make the best decisions for your long-term health.
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My Wisdom Teeth in Denver Just Got Removed—What Can I Eat?

December 1, 2018

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Woman smiling in dentist's chair.Wisdom teeth are your third set of molars (the far back teeth in your mouth). They’re called wisdom teeth because they typically don’t come in until your later teens or early 20’s. Most people have to get them removed because they are impacted, can come in crooked, or can cause damage or crowding in your mouth. After getting your wisdom teeth in Denver removed, there are certain precautions you can take to ensure everything heals properly and quickly. Here are some foods that you should and shouldn’t eat for a more comfortable recovery.

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Use Your 2018 Dental Insurance to Cover Your Oral Surgery in Denver

November 11, 2018

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dental insuranceWhat do you have on your year-end to-do list? You might be busy preparing for family gatherings, snatching up great deals at your favorite retail stores, and thinking about your resolutions for 2019. You might also find it beneficial to schedule that oral surgery in Denver that you’ve been putting off. Getting your procedure taken care of now can help you to get the most out of your 2018 dental insurance benefits.

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What Happens if Your Wisdom Teeth in Denver Aren’t Removed?

October 1, 2018

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Man with tooth pain.Your wisdom teeth are the very back molars in your smile. They usually appear or can be felt growing in by the age of 20. These teeth cleverly got their name because they grow in when you are much older (and hopefully wiser) than you were when most of your other adult teeth came in. You’ve probably heard about wisdom teeth removal, or even had yours removed, but why do they need to be taken out in the first place? Read on to learn what can happen if your wisdom teeth in Denver aren’t removed from a trusted oral surgeon.

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What is Orthognathic Jaw Surgery in Denver

July 20, 2018

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older man with jaw painIf you have been suffering from jaw pain or limited mobility from a TMJ disorder, injury to the temporomandibular joint, or another issue, it may have been recommended for you to have jaw surgery in Denver. Although you may be a bit apprehensive about the procedure, you have nothing to fear. Due to several advancements over the years, it is now less invasive while providing more successful results. Your oral surgeon will cater to your comfort while performing the corrective surgery using the latest techniques.
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Do You Have Extra Wisdom Teeth in Denver?

July 7, 2018

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extracted molarThroughout your life, you will experience many changes to your teeth. In addition to the eruption of your first tooth and losing your first baby tooth, another leading milestone is when your wisdom teeth finally break through. Usually, between the ages of 16 and 21, 4 third molars erupt; however, this is not true for everyone. Some people are born without all of them. In fact, 35% of people are missing one or more. This is not the only abnormality that can occur. You could have more than the average person, too. If this happens, you will need an extraction for your extra wisdom teeth in Denver.
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School’s Out Time to Get Your Wisdom Teeth Out Too!

June 13, 2018

Young woman having wisdom teeth removedWhile dentists typically try to help patients keep their natural teeth in place, third molars may be the exception that makes the rule. Commonly referred to as wisdom teeth, this third set of large, back teeth erupt in the late teens and early twenties, and while they were biologically necessary in the past, improved oral health and diet make this final set of teeth unnecessary for the majority of patients. Unfortunately, many young people who need wisdom tooth extraction are still in school. That means the best time to schedule wisdom tooth removal is right now while school is out for the summer!
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Should an Oral Surgeon in Denver Extract Your Wisdom Teeth? Yes!

May 1, 2018

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Model of head and neck with highlighted wisdom teeth.The road to adulthood is filled with many different rites of passage. Some of them are positive, like getting a driver’s license or graduating from college. Others, like paying rent for the first time or having your wisdom teeth taken out, aren’t so pleasant!

Although you’re on your own when it comes to paying the rent, there are ways to make it easier to have your wisdom teeth pulled. Seeing an oral surgeon in Denver is one way to make sure your experience is as comfortable and straightforward as possible. Keep reading to find out what sets oral surgeons apart and how they’re uniquely qualified to remove your wisdom teeth.

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