The wisdom teeth also called "third molars" or "the third set of molars" come late at the age of between 17 and 25 years.

Wisdom teeth can cause a lot of problems if they are not removed. If wisdom teeth grow sideways, they will not have enough room to erupt through the gums, and there can be a build-up of plaque on them. This can lead to serious infections and pain. If wisdom teeth grow underneath other teeth, it can push them out of place and cause glitches with chewing. Wisdom teeth that come in too high or too low can also cause problems with chewing and swallowing food and dental hygiene because they will be difficult to brush properly.


Wisdom Teeth Extraction Procedure

The extraction of a wisdom tooth is a procedure done to remove one or more teeth. It is typically performed when the tooth has become impacted, meaning that it cannot be removed through brushing and flossing.

Wisdom tooth extraction can be done in surgical and non-surgical ways. While the nonsurgical procedure involves numbing the area with an injection, surgical extraction involves making an incision in the gum tissue to remove the tooth.

The recovery time for this procedure varies depending on how it was performed. Patients who had their teeth removed surgically should expect soreness for several days after surgery. In contrast, those who had their teeth extracted with a needle will experience soreness for only a few hours afterward.


Wisdom teeth can cause various problems, such as impacted wisdom teeth, cysts, and infections. One option to relieve some of the discomfort is IV sedation. IV sedation is a short-acting medicine that helps you relax and with pain management during surgery. IV sedation works by loosening muscles, reducing anxiety, and helping you sleep.


How to Prevent Future Dental Problems

Dental health is key to your smile and overall health. There are many ways to prevent dental problems, such as avoiding smoking and chewing gum. If you're already dealing with cavities or other dental issues, it's essential to see a dentist.

Dental Implants

Implants are an excellent option for patients who have lost teeth. They are made of titanium, which is biocompatible and will not trigger an immune response. Patients can have the implants placed at the time of their surgery or wait a few months to allow the bone to heal before getting their new teeth.


Regular Dental Implants vs. Zygomatic Dental Implants

Regular dental implants substitute absent teeth in either jaws. The implants are anchored into the jawbone with a post that is inserted through the gums. Zygomatic implants are not designed to replace teeth but instead to augment them.

Why Consider Zygomatic Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the best alternative for replacing teeth, but many people are concerned about the cost of getting them and what they will do to their dental plan. If you want to consider dental implants, you might want to look into getting zygomatic dental implants. They are a less invasive alternative because they only require one surgical procedure.


IV-Sedation Dentistry

IV Sedation Dentistry is the most advanced form of sedation dentistry available, and it can help reduce anxiety for both patients and dentists. It's a painless way to control dental phobias and can be used on children.

IV sedation dentistry is a safe option for people who fear or have anxiety associated with dental work. It is a general anesthetic that will put the patient in a deep sleep while their treatment is being done.

It has many benefits, including:

  • Reduced fear and anxiety.

  • Improved natural healing of gums and teeth, which can speed up treatment time.

  • It is easier to administer various treatments, such as crowns, fillings, root canals, etc., without making the patient feel anxious or in pain.


Facial Cosmetic Injectables and Dermal Fillers

Cosmetic injectables and dermal fillers are often used in conjunction with one another. Cosmetic injectables including Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin, are used to diminish the appearance of wrinkles on the face.

Dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane are used to plump up the lips, reduce wrinkles, and add volume to parts of the face such as the nasolabial folds. They are injected into a person's skin with a needle and take about 15 minutes for full effect. Dermal fillers are not an invasive procedure, but they carry some risks, such as swelling at the injection site and bruising during the treatment.


The Botox Cosmetic Procedure

Botox is a brand name for the injectable cosmetic procedure that uses purified proteins that block nerve signals to reduce the activity of muscles. The Botox cosmetic procedure can be used to achieve a variety of nonsurgical outcomes, from smoothing wrinkles to removing facial lines and even reducing excessive sweating.

The medical team mixes Botolinum toxin powder with saline and injects it directly into neuromuscular tissue. When the procedure is done correctly, it is expected to take between 24 and 72 hours to realize the changes. However, complete results can be witnessed after three to five days, while the effect can last between three and twelve months, depending on the treatment procedure.

If a Botox procedure is deemed necessary by medical professionals, Medicare covers the cost. Since it is a potentially expensive procedure, it is essential to confirm whether the insurance covers it.


Kybella Procedure

Kybella is an injectable procedure that can help reduce a double chin. Fat deposits cause double chins in the neck, and they usually develop because of aging or weight gain. The injection targets these deposits and melts the fat with a natural enzyme called deoxycholic acid.

The FDA approves the procedure for application in the submental area only. The procedure is nonsurgical but has several side effects, including swelling, pain, numbness, redness, and bruising.

Dr. Adam Fisher

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