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Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:30:54 +0000 http://blog.rankmydentist.com/?p=454 Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Every local drugstore to big named department stores are carrying everything from heart shaped boxes filled with various different chocolates to jumbo sized teddy bears holding “I Love You” and “Be Mine” signs. Each member of a couple prepares differently. Women usually make sure they have the right outfit for where their special someone is taking them and what gift to buy and if it will be as amazing and special as you want it to be. The men are usually stressing about where to take their date, what chocolate to get, what gift is big and wonderful enough but not too over the top, and if the plan is everything his date is hoping for. Since everyone involved in the planning of an intricate Valentine’s Day date is always feeling like there is something forgotten, everyone here at RankMyDentist.com has come up with a few things you should remember to take care of in the weeks leading up to this special day.

First off, go see your local dentist! You might think that this is completely irrelevant, but your dentist can make sure that two important and key aspects go off without a hitch when it comes to your date. These two things are your smile and your breath. You do not want to have yellow, discolored, and stained teeth the night you take your special date out on such an important night. A routine cleaning and your dentist office can take that smile of yours to the next level and give you a wonderful confidence boost. The second thing, your breath, you most likely did not think of that one. But it could be that bacteria and other particles have lodged themselves in between your teeth and have started to release an odor. We all know that you are hoping for a spectacular kiss to end the night with, and you definitely do not want your date walking away thinking about how bad your breath was.
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Another little tip for all of you is that when you buy a box of chocolate you should go with the dark, semi-sweet chocolates. These chocolates are much richer in taste and have a lot less sugar in them. Sugar will end up being a bad thing when it, paired with the bubbly champagne and/or wine you order, will only speed up the process of decaying your teeth thus speeding up your next appointment to a top dentist. And remember to not forget the Valentine’s Day card with your gift and chocolates. While it is always nice to have a cute poem written by the card company printed inside, do not forget to write something personal inside, something that comes from your heart!

Once you remember to do these small things you should be set as soon as the reservations have been made and confirmed and the gift wrapped and ready to go. So now it is time to get excited! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and you have no reasons left to be stressed!

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Tue, 05 Feb 2013 22:28:03 +0000 http://blog.rankmydentist.com/?p=447 Toothaches are painful and often times mind numbing. The pain can be so bad that you cannot focus on anything else; whether it is work, school, friends or family. Most, if not all, people experience toothaches in varying degrees, but thanks to modern dental care and technology we experience less often than our ancestors did. Now, even though we experience these pains less often than our ancestors did, it does not mean that they are any less intense and painful. To help deal with the pain until you can get to your dentist try one of these easy solutions to help you get by.

  1. Try a garlic and salt mixture. One clove of garlic and a pinch of salt mixed together will create a paste. Rub the paste on the hurting tooth. The antibacterial compound allicin found in garlic can help fight off the bacteria that causes toothaches.
  2. Chew a clove of garlic every morning.
  3. Temporary relief can also be achieved by rubbing a numbing or desensitizing cream against the aching tooth.
  4. Taking aspirin, ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
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  6. Chew on an onion. The antibacterial agents found in it may help fight off the bacteria that cause pain.
  7. Rinse out your mouth. Sometimes a piece of food or other debris might have gotten stuck between your teeth and is applying pressure on the tooth causing it to throb.
  8. Oil cloves on your tooth may help too. If you use this natural remedy it is important to remember to make sure the oil clove does not get on your gum for it may burn.
  9. Wrapping ice cubes in a paper towel and holding it to your cheek.

These eight treatment tips might help in relieving the pain, but if the pain is due to a more complex issue that has built up in your mouth they will not help you forever. When you start feeling a numbing pain coming from your mouth it is important to call your local dentist right away to make sure that the pain is not a result of a serious oral ailment.

Let us know if any of these tips worked for you? Perhaps you have your own way to alleviate toothaches?

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Wed, 26 Dec 2012 08:41:19 +0000 http://blog.rankmydentist.com/?p=434 The New Year comes with a lot of excitement. All over the world people are throwing parties and celebrating the start of a year they hope will be filled with happiness, laughter and smiles as they put all the bad of the year that passed behind them. Almost every major city in the world has a firework display at the stroke of midnight, and who could forget the famous New York City ball drop?!?! For some it is a magical night that they wait for every year, and on this day each person is supposed to make a promise that they intend to keep. This promise, or resolution, usually entails reaching a certain goal or changing something in one’s lifestyle so that it may move in the right direction. As you hope to smile a lot during the coming New Year, it would be smart to make a resolution that will keep that smile shining and spectacular as you continue on with life. Keeping your smile healthier this year would not be a great hassle as you might have thought. For this reason we have listed a few easy ways in which you can improve your lifestyle and your smile.

One, always remember to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. If you do not have a proper and balanced diet it may have an effect on your whole immune system. If you do not have the proper vitamins and nutrition your body becomes prey to many common germs and bacteria, including the oral ones! Antioxidants found in many fruits and vegetables keep your gums and teeth healthy, and help protect your gums from inflammation. Also, try to eat fruits and vegetables like carrots, celery and apples. These help keep plaque from building up in your mouth therefore keeping your breath fresh. An apple a day might keep the doctor away, but it will also keep you from visiting your local dentist often!
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Two, if you are a smoker – STOP! Smoking any tobacco products is not only bad for your teeth, but it leads to many other bodily ailments as well. When it comes to your teeth smoking increases teeth discoloration, cavities, gum recession and disease, as well as many forms of oral cancer. Smoking also makes one twice as likely to lose their teeth compared to non smokers. Once a person stops smoking, or using any forms of tobacco, the risk of tooth loss decreases right after.

Three, tobacco isn’t the only vice that many deal with. Drinking alcohol has a negative impact on your oral health as well. Those who drink high amounts of alcohol tend to be at a higher risk for gum recession. Those who consume alcohol and smoke have been shown to have a higher disregard for their overall health and are much more likely to not brush their teeth on a regular basis.

Four, remember to brush your teeth a minimum of twice a day and to floss once a day. Doing this can really limit the amount of times you have to visit a top dentist in your neighborhood. Brushing and flossing your teeth will really help preventing the likelihood of tooth decay and gum disease. Plaque builds up around one’s teeth every day, and it is a harmless and colorless bacteria that you would not notice just by looking in the mirror. Brushing your teeth and flossing on a daily basis will help prevent the build-up of plaque and thus keep your teeth in better shape.

Five, see your dentist regularly. Even after you do all this you must make sure to keep appointments with your dentist. If you make sure to keep these lifestyle changes then you will not have to go too often, because you will have much better oral health. But it is always important to have a professional dentist look at your teeth at least twice a year to make sure you are doing things right. Often times, even if you are taking proper care of your teeth, genetics may come into play and necessitate a need for a more comprehensive preventive and overall oral health care.

Happy New Year! Wishing everyone a healthy one with many successful resolutions and memories to make you smile!

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Mon, 03 Dec 2012 05:46:13 +0000 http://blog.rankmydentist.com/?p=417 Most studies show that the first thing people notice when they meet someone new is how a person smiles. Artists, poets, authors and screenplay writers have all based many stories around the way someone smiles. Some have said that a person’s smile can tell you a lot about the individual. With all the emphasis put on a person’s smile, one cannot blame individuals who are self-conscious about their smile and teeth. Most people want that beautiful, pearly white smile that can stop traffic and light up a room, and many people feel that they do not have it for several reasons. There is a solution for these patients. Veneers are an easy fix for damaged teeth or to cover teeth that are not aesthetically pleasing. For many dental patients the installation of veneers is a simple, quick and uncomplicated option to fix and change the appearance of their smile when they are unhappy.

The two main types of veneers which dentists use today are porcelain veneers and composite veneers. Both of these options have their pros and cons and all dental patients thinking of having veneers installed should weigh them when considering which choice might be better for them. It is important to make sure that your dentist, or a different local dentist, is capable and has all of the qualifications and equipment necessary to install the veneers in the right way. It is important to speak to the dentist who will perform the procedure so that you feel comfortable and know that your smile will become improved after the veneers are installed.
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The facts that stand in favor for choosing to have your dentist install porcelain veneers are very convincing. They include:

  1. Porcelain veneers are much stronger
  2. They are also much more durable than composite veneers. They are capable of lasting for 10-15 years
  3. Porcelain veneers provide the patient with a more natural look and have a translucent appearance
  4. Your top dentist will not have to remove much of your natural tooth, and might not have to remove nothing at all, to place the veneer The porcelain can resist staining

A specific type of porcelain veneers that have become quite popular within the dental community are Lumineers. They have become very popular because:

  1. They are ultra-thin
  2. Involve no shots and no drilling of any sensitive tooth structure
  3. No pain
  4. Take no more than 2 visits
  5. Custom made to fit your needs
  6. Lumineers may last for over 20 years

On the other hand, there are facts that seem to make composite veneers a more likeable choice for some patients. These facts include:

  1. Composite veneers are much cheaper than porcelain
  2. They are ideal for small chips that the patient feels need to be covered
  3. Unlike porcelain veneers, composite veneers can be fitted and placed within one day. Porcelain veneers require at least two visits.
  4. Composite veneers can be fixed if they are broken. Porcelain veneers need to be completely replaced if they are broken.

Taking these facts into consideration is an important part in making a decision on which type of veneers is better for you. Make sure to discuss it with your dentist as well. If he or she cannot perform the installation of the type of veneers you want then a recommendation for a top cosmetic dentist is necessary to make sure it is done properly. Veneers can be a great way to get you that beautiful smile, the one that lights up the room and is an inspiration to artists everywhere.

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Fri, 28 Sep 2012 06:43:00 +0000 http://blog.rankmydentist.com/?p=408 Take a step back and think, where do you breathe in and out from? Most of you will probably say your nose and think that this question is completely silly and weird, but some of you would say that you breathe from your mouth and wonder why we are asking you to pay attention to this issue. “Mouth breathing” is an actual ailment and condition that can lead to various sorts of problems. So, if you answered that you breathe from your mouth, or someone you know breathes from their mouth, it is time to stop! Breathing from your mouth is just fine when one is exercising, but when it is done excessively due to allergies, sinus or nasal congestion it may result in many problems. The reason for this is because of the air being much cooler and less filtered than when it is breathed in through the nose.

Problems associated with “mouth breathing:”

  1. Oral cavity, or the mouth, dries out
  2. Long Face Syndrome – when there are abnormalities in the shape of the face and jaw, gummy smiles, gingivitis and crooked teeth
  3. Social stigma associated with being less attractive, less intelligent, and inept
  4. Misdiagnoses of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or hyperactivity
  5. Poor sleeping habits that may lead to bad academic performance, development and growth
  6. Lower levels of oxygen in the blood which can increase the risk of one’s chance in developing hypertension, heart disease and sleep apnea

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Treatments:

  1. Clearing the sinus and nasal passageways
  2. Orthodontic intervention to correct face and jaw abnormalities
  3. Surgery

“Mouth breathing” might seem like a silly joke, but it is a serious problem that may lead to many social, psychological and physical issues in the future. One of the main problems with this condition is that many medical professionals do not recognize it when they come across it. Most often the condition is diagnosed by a child’s local dentist and an intervention of some sort is set up between the doctor and the parent to rectify the situation.

Top dentists and dental health professionals are much more familiar with the symptoms and are therefore much more likely to recognize and treat it before the issues progress. It is important to see your dentist regularly so that he or she may notice if you start to develop any of the symptoms and problems associated with “mouth breathing.” Staying healthy is important, and your dentist is there to help you!

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Mon, 23 Jul 2012 17:46:08 +0000 http://blog.rankmydentist.com/?p=387 There are certain habits or activities that most people should be accustomed to doing on a daily basis, one of which is brushing your teeth. It is important to brush your teeth at least twice a day and to do so properly you want to make sure your toothbrush is clean before you put it in your mouth. The CDC, Center for Disease Control, has gone on record saying that “even after being visibly clean, toothbrushes can remain contaminated with potentially pathogenic organisms.” Since you use your toothbrush often it is important to know how to keep it clean.

Here are a few ways to help you keep your toothbrush as germ-free as possible:

  1. Keeping your toothbrush in a cabinet or using a toothbrush protector actually increases bacteria.
  2. Keeping multiple brushes in one cup is bad – brushes rub against each other and spread bacteria.
  3. Wash your hands first! This may seem like common sense, but many people first reach for their toothbrush.
  4. Wash your toothbrush before and after every use. This means holding it under running water and rubbing your thumb over it with force.
  5. Occasionally place your toothbrush in the dishwasher for a deep clean. Use ordinary dishwasher soap.
  6. Replace every three to four months.
  7. Always use toothpaste!

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Here are some helpful tips that your top dentist recommends to keep your toothbrush clean:

  1. If your bristles are bending it might be time for a new toothbrush.
  2. Consider buying a UV toothbrush cleaner.
  3. Keep your toothbrush in a cup of water with 3% Hydrogen Peroxide. Change daily!
  4. Stir your toothbrush in a cup of mouthwash for a minimum of 30 seconds. The alcohol present in the mouthwash solution will kill most of the bacteria.
  5. Keeping your toothbrush away from the toilet.
  6. If anyone in your home is sick, throw away that person’s toothbrush and any other that came into contact with it.
  7. Take a mug of boiling hot water and place your toothbrush in it for 30 minutes. Some brush’s bristles may melt, but most brands will not

Remember to clean your toothbrush and keep up with regular appointments at your local dentist. Keeping up with appointments is a crucial factor in keeping your oral health at its best. Help yourself and help your smile by remembering to brush and keeping that toothbrush clean.

 

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Healthy Eating for Healthy Teeth http://blog.rankmydentist.com/healthy-eating-healthy-teeth/

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Fri, 13 Jul 2012 20:17:47 +0000 http://blog.rankmydentist.com/?p=382 The diets we keep today are so different from our ancient ancestors that dental issues such as cavities, overbites, crooked teeth and overcrowding are practically inevitable. Out ancient ancestors used to chew on a lot more meat, and as our food has become softer we do not chew as much. Over the centuries our jaws have also gotten smaller and therefore they cannot accommodate all of our teeth properly. Many foods are no longer 100% fresh today adding to the dental problems already in existence. These foods are pre-packages, soft and full of sugar – not the best combination for keeping your teeth healthy. The right diet is important for your health, including your dental health. Eating the right foods is important, and how often you eat them is an important factor as well.

Foods that You Should be Eating:

  1. Cheese
  2. Chicken
  3. Meat
  4. Nuts
  5. Milk

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These foods help protect the enamel on your teeth by providing them with the calcium and phosphorus needed to redeposit minerals in tooth enamel after being removed by acids. Once tooth enamel is gone it does not come back, so taking care of the enamel you have is important.

  1. Apples
  2. Pears
  3. Vegetables

Crunchy fruits and vegetables are important to keep in your diet as well. These kinds of foods have a high water content which dilutes the sugars present in them. These foods help stimulate the flow of saliva which helps prevent tooth decay.

  1. Citrus foods
  2. Tomatoes
  3. Lemons

Many dentists would tell you to stay away from all acidic foods, but top dentists understand that some acid is necessary for a healthy diet. Acidic foods, such as these are good to have, but at a minimum, and should be eaten with a larger meal to minimize the acid level. Lack of citrus foods in a diet can result in many different diseases, such as scurvy, which result in a loss of teeth.

Poor Food Choices That Should Be Avoided:

  1. Candy
  2. Cookies
  3. Cakes
  4. Pies
  5. Breads
  6. Muffins
  7. Potato Chips
  8. Pretzels
  9. French Fries
  10. Bananas
  11. Raisins and other dried fruits

These foods all contain a large amount of sugar and/or stick to your teeth. This provides a perfect place for bacteria to grow and breed. They also leave sugar around the teeth when eaten, and the sugary layer contributes to tooth decay – a surefire sign that you need to rush to your local dentist.

What about Drinks:

Besides for food, drinks are also important for a balanced and healthy diet. Your choice of beverages should include water, especially water with fluoride, milk and unsweetened tea. You should remember to limit the amount of soft drinks, such as coke, as well as lemonade, coffee, and tea with sugar.

Your diet is an important part of your life, and if you keep a healthy lifestyle you will find yourself spending less time at the best dentists and doctors’ office. Eating and drinking healthy is important. Not only will it save you the time of sitting at an office, it will also save you a headache or two and lots of pain.

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Bad Breath – Causes and Remedies http://blog.rankmydentist.com/bad-breath-causes-and-remedies/

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Fri, 06 Jul 2012 04:50:21 +0000 http://blog.rankmydentist.com/?p=364 90 million Americans suffer from chronic bad breath, also known as Halitosis. This oral health issue often affects a person’s daily life and relationships, making it uncomfortable for other people to talk and associate with those who suffer from it. Often times people who have bad breath do not even realize it until they are told, and that conversation tends to be very uncomfortable for both parties involved. To help resolve this common health concern it is important that you know of some simple ways to determine whether you have bad breath, common causes for it, and a few easy remedies to make sure things go away and do not come back.

Knowing if You Have Bad Breath

The most common methods to tell whether you have bad breath are:

  1. Cupping your hands to your nose to smell your breath as you exhale
  2. Licking your wrist (wait for it to dry) and then smelling it to see if there is a bad smell
  3. Exhaling into someone’s face and letting them determine
  4. Using a spoon to scrape the white stuff off the back of your tongue

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The first two ways are not the best indicators of how our own breath smells. Your body gets used to your odor over time and it will be very hard to tell if your own breath smells bad. Also, most times bad breath only emanates when one talks. The third way is a very good indicator, but it would be very unpleasant or the person who you breathe on. A way to avoid using another person is with the fourth method of checking if you have bad breath. If the white stuff from the back of your tongue smells good or bad than it is a good indicator as to how your breath smells.

If you have tried these methods, or any other do-it-yourself method, and you are still not sure, it might be a good idea to go visit a local dentist so that he or she may check the level of sulfur compounds in your breath – the more compounds present the worst your breath smells.

Causes of Bad Breath

The top five causes of bad breath are:

  1. A Dirty Mouth
  2. A Mouth Out of Balance
  3. Stinky Foods
  4. Not Enough Carbohydrates
  5. Illness

If you do not clean your mouth properly bacteria builds up inside your mouth that will end up causing your breath to smell very bad. For this and other health reasons, it is important to brush and floss your teeth regularly as well as going to a top dentist so that he or she may clean your teeth. Another problem is if you are already suffering from gum disease or dry mouth it causes bacteria to grow and flourish. Stinky foods often leave behind byproducts that enter your bloodstream and eventually create a stench in your mouth that will not go away so easily. Stinky foods are not the only dietary issue that will cause bad breath – not having enough carbohydrates in your system may also be a cause for the odor coming from your mouth. When your body does not have carbohydrates to burn it burns stored fat instead resulting in an odor coming from your body. Sometimes bad breath can be a sign of a more serious illness such as diabetes or GERD. It is important to have bad breath checked and fixed so that any other illnesses may be ruled out.

Remedies for Bad Breath

For these five most common causes there are five simple ways to cure bad breath. If one makes sure to do these things then the chances of developing bad breath will be reduced. These five things are:

  1. Keep your mouth clean
  2. Keep your mouth moist
  3. Watch what you eat
  4. Include carbohydrates in your diet
  5. See your doctor

Gum, breath mints and mouthwash are a great temporary fix if you have bad breath, but they are no cure for it. The key to getting rid of bad breath is to brush and floss regularly, and especially to remember to scrape your tongue twice a day for any bacteria and plaque buildup (90% of bad breath comes from bacteria on your tongue). Another important thing is to make sure you have enough liquids in your body to keep the right saliva balance. Keeping a normal diet is also very important. Avoiding foods, such as onions and garlic, which cause bad breath is important. Certain things, like drinking two cups of tea a day, help to prevent bad breath. Keeping a normal level of carbohydrates in your body is also important in keeping your oral health in perfect shape. If all this does not work you need to see a doctor and/or one of the best dentists in your neighborhood to make sure you are doing things properly and that it is not a more serious illness that is causing bad breath as a side effect.

Did any of these suggestions help you? If you know of any interesting home remedies let us all know!

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Ranking as a Top Dentist http://blog.rankmydentist.com/top-dentist-ranking/

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Mon, 25 Jun 2012 23:15:49 +0000 http://blog.rankmydentist.com/?p=352 After signing up to our FREE service you have full control over your dental profile – the fun does not stop after registration. The excitement of receiving appointment requests and private messages from potential patients are just some of the benefits dentists get to enjoy once they join the community. RankMyDentist.com is more than just a dental directory with various dental practices, dentist names, locations and phone numbers, but it is also a forum in which dentists and patients may discuss and talk about whatever dental topics that might arise. Once they have visited their dentists, patients have the ability to rank them and their practices based on certain criteria: demeanor, treatment and the overall comfort of the patient while in the dentist’s care.

It is important to note that the dentist must make sure that he or she along with their practice is associated with the website, this way patients will be able to find them in search results and top ranked sections. Our ranking system was designed from a patients point of view; polls were taken prior to ensure that this criteria was what made up a top dentist. We created custom algorithms that tally up all the individual scores the dentist will be assessed by and creates an overall rank for that dentist.

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Once dentists are highly ranked they begin to appear in the “Top Ranked” section of the homepage. The site has been designed to function using Geolocation (Geo-IP) Technology, which makes it easier for patients to find local dentists and practices around their area. Therefore, when a patient in the dentist’s vicinity enters the site it automatically reads the zip code from which the user is located and then customizes the site to show that dentist or others within a certain mile radius.

 

Homepage: Top Ranked Section

 

Patients know how important it is to rate a dentist – by doing so they let others know how they felt about specific dentists. Patients want to be fully informed about the dentist they choose, therefore, by allowing others to express themselves gives these patients the ability to make a better informed decision.

Being ranked top dentist or practice gives YOU tremendous exposure to prospective patients searching for the best dentists in their area. The ranking option provided by our service is an important aspect to our online community and a free way for practices to get positive feedback on their performance. We advise dentists to urge their patients to rank them and their practice after a visit, this will build a stronger online reputation that will help generate more patients.

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Important Information about Removing Your Wisdom Teeth http://blog.rankmydentist.com/removing-your-wisdom-teeth/

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Sat, 09 Jun 2012 05:21:12 +0000 http://blog.rankmydentist.com/?p=348 Wisdom teeth, or third molars, were given their colloquial name because they appear later in life, usually between the ages of 12 and 25. The late appearance of these teeth is what led people to believe that they appeared because of a person’s maturation and wisdom. While they do not have anything to do with how smart the patient is, but they do need to be removed often due to impaction. Impaction is when there is not enough room for the new teeth in the mouth. To extract a patient’s third molars requires surgery, and like any other procedure, a patient wants the best, and in this case the best is a top dentist.

A top cosmetic dentist knows the best way to remove the wisdom teeth and the best way to deal with any possible complications. The best time to remove wisdom teeth is before any major changes take place in the jaw. To avoid unnecessary damage to your jaw line and surrounding teeth, wisdom teeth are removed before the age of 30. Surgery is no joke, and as a responsible person you want to make sure that the dentist cutting into you is not incompetent, but can perform the procedure correctly.

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Possible complications that may arise during a third molar removal procedure include, but are not limited to: delayed healing of the dry socket, infection, perforation of the lining of the sinuses in the upper jaw, damage to the teeth, or a temporary or permanent alteration in the sensation of the lower lip, chin or tongue. These complications may be easily dealt with, but only a top dentist may be able to deal with any of the possible, yet rare, complications that can arise. Such complications are a fractured jaw, a reaction to the anesthesia that can result in temporary facial paralysis or effects from the pain medications.

You have to make sure you have the best dentist working on your procedure so that he or she can deal with any complications that arise during surgery, but also any that can arrive after. Any excessive bleeding after 24 hours or swelling after 48 hours can indicate an infection of complication that needs your dentist’s attention right away. The top dentists in the field will be available to you 24 hours 7 days a week in case of emergencies.

 

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