A majority of people who get dental braces are teenagers or pre-teens. A common question asked by parents of teens and pre-teens is when to start the orthodontic treatment? Is it after the wisdom teeth have erupted and, Is it needed to get your wisdom teeth extracted before starting orthodontic treatment at all? Let us […]
Wisdom teeth eruption or non-eruption is viewed with worries and there are reasons for it. One might wonder what might be the reasons for it. These days removal of wisdom teeth has become a norm during the early adulthood. Should all wisdom teeth be removed? When we analyze the reasons why wisdom teeth are removed, […]
There are many myths associated with wisdom teeth. The study and advancement in the field of dentistry has completely blown certain myths. Still some persists. Here is a list of myths associated with wisdom teeth and the actual fact against it.
Cavities are formed when film of dental plaque stays on the tooth surface for longer period of time. This bacterial film after causing cavities damages the teeth. Wisdom teeth are no expcetion to this rule and even they are susceptible to cavities. But you would be astonished with the fact that wisdom teeth are […]
We earlier saw how to recognize the signs of impacted wisdom tooth. We saw in detail that the impact is due to the non emergence of the wisdom tooth fully due to the direction of its emergence and the overlying bone. Now what to do if you have rightly identified that there is an impacted […]
Wisdom teeth or 3rd molars most of the times are erupted in odd directions and sometimes not seen in the mouth because they have an interruption on their way or they grow in an odd direction, such teeth are called impacted teeth and they need to be extracted. Usually when the tooth fails to come […]