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3 Considerations Before Having Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Posted on Blog April 8, 2014 by admin

Thanks to new dental advancements, oral surgery is safer and more comfortable than ever before. For people who need wisdom teeth removed, this is great news.

Having your wisdom teeth extracted is a very common procedure, but before you make an appointment with an oral surgeon, consider asking a Smile Stylers Dentist about these three topics during your next cleaning or consultation:

1. Recommendation

Take the time to ask your general dentist which dental surgeon he or she would recommend for the procedure. Knowing that the surgeon has your dentist’s recommendation adds a level of comfort and security to the operation.

2. Necessity

Coming in for a consultation can help determine whether an extraction is necessary. Not all wisdom teeth need removal, so it is helpful to know what the impact on your teeth will be with and without extraction. Also, exploring potential costs and what your insurance will cover is important before going into surgery.

3. Surgery

If you are nervous about surgery, speak to your dentist and surgeon about the procedure and what your options are as far as anesthetics. Talking it through with a professional will help guide you through the process and give you clear expectations of the outcome.

To learn more about dental health care, call Dr. Howard Hoffman at Smile Stylers Exceptional Dentistry today at 305-933-3070.

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