Wisdom Teeth | The Ultimate Guide (Content Hub)

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Wisdom teeth removal is a daunting procedure that most people fret about in their early years.

According to a recent study, 10 million wisdom teeth are removed from 5 million patients every year.

It’s stressful to think about being put to sleep, having teeth extracted, and managing the pain after; while bedridden for days.

Understanding the wisdom teeth removal process from start to finish will help eliminate fear, anxiety, and worry before surgery.

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In addition, it’s essential to learn about common signs and symptoms of wisdom teeth pain and learn how to manage post-operative complications.

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Wisdom Teeth Removal (What’s Involved?)

Untreated wisdom teeth will harbor bad bacteria. Oral bacteria can travel from your mouth through the gum tissue and into the bloodstream leading to systemic infections affecting the heart, kidneys, and other organs.

Diabetes, heart disease, and kidney disease are common systemic health conditions associated with oral bacteria invasion.

In addition, problems can occur when the roots are fully grown and cause difficulties for the surgeon during the procedure.

If you’re interested in learning more about the wisdom teeth removal process from start to finish, check out the link below.

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Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Symptoms, Causes, Removal & Recovery

Are you suffering from impacted wisdom teeth? If yes, then you should read this article. This condition is quite common and affects millions of people worldwide.

Around 90% of us have at least one impacted wisdom tooth. Understanding what’s involved with third molar removal and recovery will aid your healing after surgery.

If you are interested in learning more about impacted wisdom teeth, check out the link below.

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What to Eat After Wisdom Teeth Removal? (BEST & WORST Foods)

So you just had your wisdom teeth removed; you’re exhausted but hungry and ready to eat. Unfortunately, the oral surgeon wants you to stay on a soft food diet for at least two weeks, and you don’t know what to eat.

This article explains what foods to eat after wisdom teeth removal, including the best and worst foods.

In addition, follow our 7-day dentist-recommended eating plan to decrease your pain, increase recovery and maintain health.

If you are interested in learning more about the best and worst foods to eat after wisdom teeth removal, check out the link below.

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101 Foods to Eat After Dental Surgery, Implants or Wisdom Teeth Removal

Are you worried about the food you should eat after having dental surgery? If yes, then you are not alone.

Dental procedures such as wisdom teeth removal, implant placement, and root canal treatment are standard procedures performed by dentists.

Unfortunately, these procedures can cause discomfort and pain. Sticking to a soft-food diet for 1-2 weeks will decrease discomfort without sacrificing essential nutrients.

This article provides 101 foods to eat after dental surgeries.

If you are interested in learning more about the 101 best foods to eat after wisdom teeth surgery, check out the link below.

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Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost 2024 (With & Without Insurance)

Are you worried about the cost of wisdom teeth removal? Wisdom teeth surgery is considered a major dental procedure and necessary for most 15 to 25-year-olds.

Expect to spend between $200 and $1,100 per tooth!

On top of that, you might have to pay another $100-$300 for anesthesia and antibiotics. Consider dental insurance or discount plans so wisdom teeth extractions can be more affordable.

If you are interested in learning more about the cost of wisdom teeth removal, check out the link below.

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How to Sleep After Wisdom Teeth Removal? (BEST Tips)

According to a recent study, 73% of high school students don’t get enough sleep—unfortunately, the percentage skyrockets after wisdom teeth extractions.

Wisdom teeth removal is necessary for most 15 to 25-year-olds, and much of the planning and preparation revolves around the surgery.

Immediately after surgery, you are fatigued and need to rest; sleep is a top priority. This article explores how to sleep after wisdom tooth extraction and the best tips for healing and recovery.

If you’re interested in learning more about how to sleep after wisdom teeth removal, check out the link below.

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Sedation Options for Wisdom Teeth Removal (Read this FIRST)

Wisdom teeth removal can be intimidating, especially if you’ve never been sedated. With many anesthesia options available, how do you know what method is best?

Understanding the differences between each option will empower you to make a wise choice so you are comfortable on the day of the surgery. Let’s look at the best sedation options for wisdom teeth removal from a dentist’s perspective.

If you are interested in learning more about sedation options, check out the link below.

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Wisdom Tooth Pain: Symptoms, Relief & Home Remedies (Helpful Tips)

My patients have described wisdom tooth pain as a debilitating throb deep within their jaw; And most are hoping to have the wisdom teeth removed ASAP.

However, if you suffer from wisdom tooth pain and cannot be seen by an oral surgeon, pain symptoms can last for days.

This article discusses the most common symptoms, pain relief and home remedies for wisdom teeth, including essential oils.

If you’re interested in learning more about pain relief methods, check out the link below.

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10 SIMPLE Steps to Prepare for Wisdom Teeth Surgery

So you scheduled an appointment to have your wisdom teeth removed. Now what? How do I prepare for wisdom teeth removal? What’s involved?

Feelings of anxiety are expected before the day of surgery.

However, understanding how to prepare for surgery will alleviate concerns. This article discusses 10 steps to prepare for wisdom teeth removal from a dentist’s perspective.

If you are interested in learning more about how to prepare for wisdom tooth surgery, check out the link below.

My Experience & Expertise

This guide highlights all aspects of wisdom teeth, including pros, cons, cost, and removal process.

We desire that this guide points you to the selected articles, so you are fully informed the next time you visit the dentist. Circle back to this content hub, home base. Good luck!

Need a second opinion? We can help! Learn more. Knowledge is power when cultivating healthy dental habits. The more informed you are, the better positioned you’ll be to prevent avoidable and potentially costly dental procedures for you and your family. Watch for future blog posts, where we’ll continue sharing important information, product reviews and practical advice!


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Dr. Matthew Hannan, also known as “Dr. Advocate,” is a board-certified dentist on a mission to provide accurate dental patient education. He attended Baylor University before completing dental school at UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry. He now lives in Arizona with his beautiful wife and 4 kids. Dr. Hannan believes everyone should access easy-to-read dental resources with relevant, up-to-date dental research and insight to improve their oral health.

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Dr. Matthew Hannan, also known as “Dr. Advocate,” is a board-certified dentist on a mission to provide accurate dental patient education. He attended Baylor University before completing dental school at UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry. He now lives in Arizona with his beautiful wife and 4 kids. Dr. Hannan believes everyone should access easy-to-read dental resources with relevant, up-to-date dental research and insight to improve their oral health.

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