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Do You Need to Remove Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are an extra set of molars that come in between the ages of 17 and 23. These extra teeth are not necessary to live a normal life, nor do they affect speech, eating, or drinking. However, there are some instances where you need to remove wisdom teeth. Learning When to Remove Wisdom Teeth There are signs that will indicate your wisdom teeth may become a problem later in life. When they haven’t come in yet, your Houston dentist checks for signs like this. The early warnings are subtle, such as the size of the oral cavity. As a result, most people won’t notice them. As you grow, the dentist compares the location and development of your wisdom teeth with the space they have to erupt. If the oral cavity is too small, they won’t fully emerge from the gums. This is known as impaction. An impacted tooth becomes…

. Posted in Dental Bridge Categhory . Jul 27, 2017

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When to Seek Periodontal Disease Treatment

Periodontal disease starts out with very mild symptoms. Most people may not even notice the early stages. Unfortunately, this also means that the disease often advances to later stages without proper treatment. Early periodontal disease treatment is the key to reversing damage caused by bacteria. Knowing the Signs of Periodontal Disease It’s pretty easy to spot gum disease early if you know what to look for. It doesn’t always start with pain. In fact, there usually isn’t any pain at all in the beginning. You should be on the lookout for: Bleeding around the gums, especially after brushing your teeth Swelling of the gums Slight color changes in the gums (often an inflamed red color) These are the earliest indicators of gum disease. The first stage of periodontal disease is gingivitis. Most people associate gingivitis with bleeding gums, but this symptom is not always present. As there is usually no…

. Posted in Gingivitis Treatment in Houston, Periodontal Disease Category, Periodontal Disease Treatment Category, periodontitis . Jul 16, 2017

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Houston Sedation Dentistry

People generally associate going to the dentist with a negative feeling. Most often, this is because they feel pain and just want it to go away. Sometimes, they just don’t like going. In any case, Houston sedation dentistry provides a relaxing experience for all sorts of patients. Just sit back, let the sedation wash over you, and the procedure will be over before you know it. ┬áRemoving Pain with Houston Sedation Dentistry As the┬áname implies, sedation dentistry sedates patients. While using one of the sedatives, you will be free of pain. There are several types of sedatives for use with sedation dentistry. Oral Sedative Often taken before an appointment, the oral sedative will calm the patient’s nerves around the time the procedure starts. These are best for slightly nervous patients, or those with sensitive teeth. Laughing Gas Officially known as nitrous oxide, laughing gas is one of the most common…

. Posted in Sedation Dentistry Category . Jul 02, 2017