Wisdom Teeth Removal: What Parents Need to Know

Wisdom teeth removal, Washington DC dental professionals will tell you, is necessary in most people, since these third molars become problematic more often than not. Most often, the problem is that there isn’t enough room in the mouth for wisdom teeth to emerge properly, which can lead to a variety problems, including impactions, infections and damage or shifting in adjacent teeth. If your kids have reached......
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Wisdom Teeth Removal Recovery: Tips and Advice

If you’re about to have your wisdom teeth out, you’ll surely want your wisdom teeth removal recovery to go smoothly and be over with as quickly as possible. Making sure that happens means following your oral surgeon’s post-operative instructions very carefully to minimize your risk of complications. It also means taking good care of yourself as you recover, so we’ve put together some tips and advice......
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Three Reasons Not to Put Off Your Child’s Wisdom Teeth Removal

Have you been told that your child needs wisdom teeth extraction? Washington DC oral surgeon Dr. Robert Emery advises that wisdom teeth that will be problematic – which can often be determined before these teeth emerge – should be removed as early as possible. While many parents have been given that advice, the reasons early removal is best aren’t always explained in detail. Here are......
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What Will Dental Implant Surgery Be Like in 20 Years?

What will dental implant surgery be like in twenty years? While we have no way of knowing exactly what the future holds, chances are that it will be a lot more advanced than it is today. On what is such a prediction based? Often, the best way to anticipate where something is going over the next 20 years is to take a look at how far......
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What You Need to Know about Replacing Missing Teeth After a Sports Injury

Have you lost one or more teeth to a sports injury? Unfortunately, that’s a fairly common problem in athletes, especially those who participate in contact sports. Replacing missing teeth after a sports injury is something you’ll want to have done as soon as possible, since leaving a gap in your mouth can lead to dental problems, such as adjacent teeth shifting to fill the gap.......
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5 Most Common Myths About Dental Implants

Dental implants are the standard of care for tooth loss today, offering important advantages over other dental restoration options in terms of oral health and function, longevity, comfort and aesthetics. Fortunately, advances over the past decade or two in materials, technology and surgical techniques have made these advantages available to the vast majority of people who have suffered tooth loss. Unfortunately, as use of dental implants has......
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What Are My Anesthesia Options During Wisdom Teeth Removal?

If you’ve been informed that your wisdom teeth have to come out, chances are good that you’re feeling a little anxious about the process. Among the more frequent ways patients express that anxiety is through questions about how much discomfort and pain will be involved and what sort of anesthesia will be used to address it during wisdom teeth removal. Our oral surgeons offer a range of anesthesia......
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Talking to Your Teen About Wisdom Teeth Removal

Is your teen feeling anxious about wisdom teeth removal? Talking to your teen about why Dr. Emery recommends extracting these teeth and explaining  what he or she can expect during the procedure and after can help them alleviate that anxiety. Of course, to do this, you’ll have to know a bit about wisdom teeth removal yourself, so here are some basic facts that can help......
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5 Common Wisdom Teeth Removal Complications

Wisdom teeth removal is a fairly routine procedure that most people will undergo, since wisdom teeth are problematic more often than not. However, it is a surgical procedure, which mean that as with any surgery, there is some risk of complications. Fortunately, serious complications are rare, and risk of less serious, but more common ones can be significantly reduced by carefully following the pre and post procedure instructions given......
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The Capital Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Proudly Supports DCDS

The Capital Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is proud to be able to support the D.C. Dental Society through its charitable arm, the D.C. Dental Society Foundation. The D.C. Dental Society Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of the D.C. Dental Society, dedicated to promoting good oral health to the community and supporting the needs of the dental profession. The Foundation secures contributions......
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