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Recover From a Wisdom Tooth Extracion With Ease

Last week we talked about how the removal of wisdom teeth can be aided by sedation dentistry. This week Austin, TX dentist Dr. Goehring and his staff want to talk about what you can expect immediately after your wisdom teeth removal surgery and some fun things you can do while you are recovering. After all, having your wisdom teeth removed may not be the funnest thing to do, but you can at least try and have some fun while you are layed up in bed and recovering for the next day or so. What to Expect Right After Surgery The truth is in most cases recovery time only lasts a …
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Wisdom Teeth Removal And Sedation Dentistry

There comes a time in everyone's life when they have to deal with the reality that is wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are the molars that come in at the back ends of your arch of teeth. Unfortunately, most patients do not have the necessary room in their jaw for their wisdom teeth to comfortably fit, and this causes them to become impacted. To fix this, surgery is required, which we understand can be a very stressful situation for some patients. In fact, dental anxiety can actually prevent patients from going through with …
Our Austin, TX patients know that sedation dentistry can help them with their wisdom teeth extraction surgery.

Detecting Wisdom Teeth Early

An Austin, TX teenager’s rites of passage often includes passing their driving test or graduating from high school. But one passage that is becoming increasingly familiar is the removal of wisdom teeth before heading off to college. If your teen’s wisdom teeth are showing signs of emerging before they pack their bags for higher learning, it may be time to get them removed. Warning Signs for Early Detection It’s important to detect wisdom teeth early, especially if they have the potential to become impacted. As time goes on, the tooth will grow and it will become increasingly harder to extract as surrounding teeth shift or move closer to …
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What and When to Eat After Wisdom Tooth Removal

No matter what the dental treatment is, one of the questions most frequently asked by our Austin, TX patients must be: “what and when can I eat?” We get it, eating is important. Not all treatments are the same, so the dietary restrictions associated with each one will differ between them. Wisdom tooth removable can be an especially significant procedure and we thought that you’d enjoy a general guide of what kind of diet you should keep immediately following the surgery. However, a more specific set of instructions can only be given by a dentist who …
Following your wisdom tooth extraction, stick to softer foods and drink plenty of liquids!

Avoiding and Treating “Dry Socket”

Welcome back to Goehring Dental and happy TGIF! If you have recently had a wisdom tooth removed or if you need to have one removed, you might have heard of the term “dry socket.” Between 20 and 30 percent of wisdom tooth extraction patients develop a localized alveolar osteitis, or dry socket, and the experience can be quite uncomfortable. Don’t fret, because there are steps you can take to help avoid and treat dry socket. Should you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly staff. What is Dry Socket and How do I Avoid It? After your wisdom teeth …
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Wisdom Teeth Removal Tips

Dr. Goehring welcome you back to the Goehring Dental wisdom tooth blog! We know that getting your wisdom teeth removed can be an arduous experience and many people are unsure of what to expect. In an effort to make the procedure more comfortable and transparent, we want to provide a brief list of some tips we think you’ll find helpful. If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly and experienced staff at our Austin, TX office. Tips for Wisdom Teeth Removal in Austin, TX Wisdom teeth, or third molars, typically erupt between the ages of …
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Why Are They Called Wisdom Teeth?

Good evening and welcome back to the Goehring Dental wisdom tooth blog! Today, Dr. Goehring would like to share with you why wisdom teeth are named as they are and why you should you should check with a dentist to know whether your wisdom teeth need to be removed. Wisdom teeth are known as third molars in the medical community. They have been known as “teeth of wisdom” since the 17th century and have become known as simply “wisdom teeth” since the 19th century. One theory as to why third molars are called wisdom teeth is because they tend to come in during a later age, as a person matures …
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Wisdom Tooth Warning Signs

Hello and welcome back to the Goehring Dental wisdom tooth blog, brought to you by Dr. Goehring. Today our resident wisdom tooth doctor would like to give some advice about what to watch out for if your wisdom teeth are coming in or if you suspect that they might be soon. Wisdom teeth can cause and contribute to a wide variety of potential oral health problems that can have a damaging effect on the rest of your teeth. Read on to learn about what to watch out for in terms of wisdom teeth and the potential problems that can arise from them. Wisdom Tooth …
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Wisdom Tooth Advice

Almost everyone knows somebody that has had their wisdom teeth removed. Some may even know somebody that never had wisdom teeth at all. Wisdom teeth are what we call the third, and final molars that can erupt from the jaw into a person's mouth. Very often these third molars do not develop into teeth that are usable, and for many reasons. In far fewer cases, these third molars can be beneficial to those that don't experience problems with them. Dr. Goehring discusses some of the best reasons to consider having your wisdom teeth, if you have them that is, removed at Goehring Dental before they can …
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Do I Have to Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Actually, not everyone has to get wisdom teeth removed (are you surprised to hear this from a dental office?). Some people are graced with properly aligned wisdom teeth that do not affect other teeth in your mouth. However, this is not the case for most patients. Wisdom teeth that erupt sideways, remain trapped below the gum, or partially emerge from the gum can cause some major problems, including: Infections! Extra bacteria can build up around partially erupted teeth, contributing to infections. Poor Alignment! Wisdom teeth that grow in sideways can push other teeth around, messing up alignment. Tumors and Cysts (In Serious Cases)! Sometimes, tumors and cysts can …
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