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When to See a Dentist for Wisdom Teeth Pain

Wisdom teeth are those teeth located at the back of the mouth and are not developed until later in life. Because they take longer to erupt than the other teeth, wisdom teeth may have less growth room. It is important to recognize early signs of impacted wisdom tooth pain before they cause severe discomfort or … Read more

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Can Wisdom Teeth Grow Back?

Whenever we have a question we’re afraid to ask out loud, we go to the internet. In this case, you might be wondering: can wisdom teeth grow back? No, they can’t! It’s a one-time thing that you will never have to worry about again. With that being said, while you’re here, let’s learn a little … Read more

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Food to Eat After Wisdom Teeth Extraction

For many of us, having our wisdom teeth removed is a necessary rite of passage. It’s an unpleasant experience. There’s no denying that, but their removal prevents a whole host of complications that arise from wisdom teeth that fail to grow in properly. Therefore, if your dentist thinks that your wisdom teeth should come out, … Read more


Information about Removal of Wisdom Teeth

  The dreaded wisdom teeth! We all have heard the horror stories, but do not ignore them. There has been many back and forth discussions about the removal of wisdom teeth and whether it is necessary to remove them. Few circumstances it is certainly essential. These are some of the main reason we recommend to … Read more


The Most Common Types of Oral Surgery

Even though most adults experience oral surgery at least once in their lifetime, it can be unsettling when you don’t know what to expect. Whether you need wisdom teeth extracted, you’re receiving dental implants, or you need another type of oral surgery, you’re in good hands with the team from O.C. Dental Specialists. Oral surgeons, … Read more

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Right Time You May Need a Root Canal

For some people, the fact that they need a root canal is obvious because they are experiencing significant oral pain. Others have no symptoms at all and are surprised when Dr. Hassan informs them of the need for a root canal at their bi-annual preventive appointment. This is one reason we strongly encourage patients to … Read more


Don’t Ignore the Pain of Wisdom Teeth

Pericoronitis is a condition that develops when the gum tissue surrounding the molars becomes irritated and inflamed. It can be quite painful. The typical cause is food and bacteria becoming trapped underneath a piece of gum tissue that covers a partially erupted tooth. This situation occurs most frequently with young adults from the approximate ages … Read more

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What are the Symptoms and Treatment of TMJ Disorders

Without the temporomandibular joint in your jaw, you couldn’t open your mouth to eat, speak, laugh, yawn, or sneeze. To say that it serves an essential function is an understatement. When you have pain and other common symptoms, dentists call it temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). It’s important to seek TMJ treatment as soon as possible … Read more

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What All Dental Patients Should Know About Oral Surgery

When you have severe jaw abnormalities or facial pain that doesn’t respond to traditional treatment methods, your dentist at O.C. Dental Specialists may recommend oral surgery. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons have extensive training and experience diagnosing and treating conditions associated with the neck and head. You can feel confident knowing that the specialist who … Read more

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Types of Oral Surgery and Sedation Options

Oral surgery is a dental specialty that focuses on the correction of dental health problems through surgical means. At O.C. Dental Specialists, we usually try more conservative treatment methods before pursuing oral surgery. However, your dentist may recommend one of these procedures as a first line of treatment if your situation calls for it: Dental … Read more