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What is an Apicoectomy?

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Each tooth you have is held in place by a root that extends to your jawbone. The front teeth usually have one root, while other teeth such as your premolars and molars have two or more roots. The end of each root is called the apex. Blood vessels and nerves enter the tooth through the apex. Then, they travel through a canal inside the root and up and into the pulp chamber. This chamber is inside the crown, which is the part of the tooth that you can see in your mouth.

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Is Your Teen Ready for Wisdom Teeth Removal?

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More than 80 percent of Americans will have issues with their wisdom teeth during their lifetime. These problems include symptoms of pain to severe infections, sometimes life threatening. Due to this outstanding statistic, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons recommends preemptive wisdom teeth removal during early adulthood or even as early as the patient’s teen years. Timing is everything, and when it comes to wisdom teeth. Having surgery before the root structure can fully develop can minimize or eliminate post-extraction pain. If you’re concerned about making the right decision for your child and his or her wisdom teeth here are a few symptoms to look out for and recommendations to help guide your choices.

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Dry Socket

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Whether it was a wisdom tooth, or a tooth that simply couldn’t be saved, most of us have experienced having a tooth pulled out by an oral surgeon or dentist before. While having your teeth pulled is the last thing you want to do, it’s still important to understand the risks that could develop during recovery. If an intense pain is still lingering a few days after surgery, it’s likely a symptom of dry socket.

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