Altitude Oral Maxillofacial Implant Center Blog
October 1, 2018
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.
July 20, 2018
If 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.
July 7, 2018
Throughout 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.
June 13, 2018
While 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!
May 1, 2018
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.
April 3, 2018
You’ve probably been told by your dentist that your wisdom teeth are starting to show and that you’ll need to have them removed. Perhaps you have an 18-year-old son or daughter and their confused as to why they need this surgery. Regardless, failing to remove your wisdom teeth in Denver can lead to some significant consequences, at least for the majority of people.
There are occasions where the mouth is large enough to accommodate wisdom teeth, but this is rarely the case. Today, we’ll be discussing what wisdom teeth are and what can happen if they’re not removed.
March 1, 2018
Growing up is usually a mixture of the good along with the bad! Getting a driver’s license, graduating from high school and moving out on your own all come with another rite of passage: having your wisdom teeth extracted. But what exactly are wisdom teeth and is it actually that important to have them removed?
As an oral surgeon who has performed countless extractions of wisdom teeth in Denver, we’ll review the answers to those questions and discuss some of the risks of not having them taken out. After reading this blog, you’ll have a better idea of how you’ll benefit in the long-term from this procedure!
February 25, 2018
As you age, you expect your appearance to change as gray hair begins to show and wrinkles take form. It is easy to cover your changing hair with a new color, but wrinkles and skin folds are more difficult to hide. To turn back the hands of time, you can undergo cosmetic facial surgery in Denver to restore a youthful look. Facelifts continue to be one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries due to the long-term benefits they can produce. In fact, more than 131,000 were performed in 2015 alone. Now, new advancements make the procedure less invasive while producing natural-looking results. If you are ready to restore your youth, a facelift may be the right solution for you.
December 8, 2017
Do you live with the daily struggles of a temporomandibular disorder (TMJ disorder)? When the joint on either side of the face that connects the jaw to the skull functions incorrectly, it can lead to many painful and uncomfortable symptoms, such as limited mobility and swelling. To improve its function, you may be considering jaw surgery in Denver, but is it your best option? When alternative treatments fail to give you the relief you need, it may be time to consider a surgical intervention.
November 18, 2017
The wisdom teeth are an “extra” set of teeth that usually emerge in late adolescence. Their removal has become so routine that it’s almost a rite of passage during or right after high school. However, some people may have their wisdom teeth removed well into adulthood due to persistent pain, infection, or impaction. Is there a right time to have wisdom teeth extractions? Denver expert Dr. Brian Fangman weighs in below.