Flossing After Wisdom Teeth Extraction: Yes or No?

Flossing After Wisdom Teeth Extraction: Yes or No?

According to the American Public Health Association, an estimated 10 million wisdom teeth are extracted from 5 million people in the U.S. annually. While your oral surgeon will provide detailed aftercare instructions, it’s often up to you to determine the pace of your recovery process and how quickly you can resume normal dental hygiene habits. Flossing, for example, is an important habit that helps to remove hard-to-reach food and plaque from between your teeth but it’s not always clear when it’s safe to begin floss again after wisdom teeth removal surgery. Here’s what you should know about flossing after getting your wisdom teeth removed. Post-Treatment Instructions As mentioned, your oral […]

Preparing For Dental Implant Surgery: What You Should Know

Preparing For Dental Implant Surgery: What You Should Know

About 3 million people have dental implants each year and that number is growing by 500,000 annually. While the process isn’t incredibly invasive, it does help to understand how to prepare and what to expect before the day of the procedure. With that in mind, here are just a few tips on how to best prepare for your dental implants procedure. Dietary Restrictions First, if you will be sedated during the procedure, your oral surgeon will advise you not to eat or drink anything for 8 hours prior to the procedure. This helps to keep nausea symptoms at bay after the procedure is over and you reawaken. If you’re just […]