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My teeth were starting to deteriorate, and I was running out of options to repair them. The dentist gave me a choice. I could wait until the bone loss was so bad that I would have to have my teeth removed and get dentures, or I could have them removed now and get dental implants. I opted for the implants. If you’re thinking of getting dental implants, you probably have a lot of questions. I love mine, but they took some getting used to. In this blog, I’m sharing my experience and all the information that I picked up throughout my implant experience. You can find out what the procedure entails, how to prepare for your implants, and how to care for them once they’re in.


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3 Reasons To Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed Now

by Alfredo Moore

Dental problems are a pain--quite literally. When your mouth is aching, it's hard to simply go about your day. One of the most common dental issues that young adults deal with has to do with wisdom teeth coming in. There are some people who only have a couple of wisdom teeth, but most have all four, and they can be the source of serious dental concerns. The following are some of the reasons a person may want to have their wisdom teeth out (by a professional such as Dr. Peter L Drob) right now: 

Moving Away for College or to Live Abroad

Wisdom teeth are likely to start coming through at the back of your mouth at some point in the years just after high school. Many people will choose to take preventative action with wisdom teeth before moving out of the area where their dentist is, whether it's for college or to work or study outside of the country. A dentist can take an X-ray of a patient's wisdom teeth and determine whether or not he or she will likely have problems in the mouth when they come through. Usually, a dentist will recommend removal in cases where there isn't much space for the new teeth to grow. 

Irritation or Pain in the Mouth is Chronic

If your wisdom teeth have come in--even if they are straight--and are causing you pain, you need to see a dentist about removal. Quite often wisdom teeth come in and cause issues with rubbing against the back part of the mouth along the inner cheek. This can cause cuts and canker sores consistently in the mouth. If your wisdom teeth have come in crooked or without enough space in the back of your mouth, you could start to experience significant pain in your jaw This can make chewing painful, and the pain may not subside without removal.  

Your Teeth Alignment Has Had Cosmetic Changes

Depending on the size of your mouth, wisdom teeth can actually move other teeth out of place. This can change the shape of your bite, and make chewing less comfortable. If the problem is noticed early on, you can avoid having to spend a lot of money getting your teeth back to the right alignment. In situations where alignment issues ensue, a removal surgery to take out wisdom teeth must be done as soon as possible. 

Ultimately, there are cases where wisdom teeth come in straight and don't cause problems. It's best to see a dentist to determine early on whether or not your wisdom teeth will fit well in your mouth and come in straight. This will help you determine if and when to have the surgery to get them removed.