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Wisdom Tooth Removal Recovery Timeline

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Knowing what to expect after wisdom tooth removal can relieve a little anxiety, and it is easier to support your recovery when you know the usual signs and symptoms. This recovery timeline for wisdom tooth removal covers days one through twenty-one after surgery—including signs, symptoms, and what to do and avoid.

Types of Bone Grafts for Dental Implants

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A dental implant bone graft is a procedure that restores lost jawbone due to missing teeth, gum disease, trauma, or genetic defects. If you do not have enough bone to support your implants, your oral surgeon may recommend a bone graft.

Guide to Eating After Getting Dental Implants

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After your dental implants fuse with your jawbone and fully heal, you can eat normally and enjoy your favorite foods. But the days and weeks following implant surgery require careful food choices. What can you eat after getting dental implants?

What Happens If I Do Not Remove My Wisdom Teeth?

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The wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are typically the last teeth to develop. Most people get their wisdom teeth late into their teens, or perhaps in their early 20s. These wisdom teeth can often create oral health problems, particularly when they are impacted (or trapped beneath gum tissue).

What Are Dental Implants?

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Dental implants can replace missing teeth and restore tooth function, your smile, and your confidence. Gum or bone disease, trauma, tooth decay, or congenital disorders can cause tooth loss, and statistics show that 69 percent of adults between ages 35 and 44 are missing at least one tooth.

The Importance of Dental Implants After Teeth Extractions

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One of the primary goals of dentistry is to help patients preserve their permanent teeth for as long as possible, ideally for their entire lifetime. However, in some situations, teeth may simply be beyond saving; whether due to decay, periodontal disease, or even traumatic injury, teeth can become too damaged to be preserved.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Dental Implant Recovery

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Nobody ever plans on losing their teeth. And yet, for millions of Americans, tooth loss is an unavoidable reality, the result of decay, disease, dental neglect, or even a traumatic accident. If you lose teeth or anticipate the need to have teeth extracted, it is important to consider your options for tooth replacement.