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The Four Most Common Types of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Did You Know?  All Impacted Wisdom Teeth are Not Created the Same   When a wisdom tooth erupts through the gums and into the open it is known as eruption. However, when a tooth doesn’t fully grow in, it is “impacted” – usually unable to break through the gums because there isn’t enough room. Many people […]

Dental Anesthesia – Safety is Paramount

Dental Anesthesia: The Less You Worry, the Easier it Will Be Every so often, unfortunately, we read news of an unfortunate death involving a patient undergoing routine wisdom teeth extraction. This naturally puts a spotlight on the safety and role of anesthesia in dental procedures. It is helpful to understand the reasons why patients need […]

The Four Most Common Types of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Did You Know?  All Impacted Wisdom Teeth are Not Created the Same   When a wisdom tooth erupts through the gums and into the open it is known as eruption. However, when a tooth doesn’t fully grow in, it is “impacted” – usually unable to break through the gums because there isn’t enough room. Many people […]

Safety First

Recent news of the Connecticut dentist charged in the death of a 64-year old patient during a procedure has unfortunately put a spotlight on the safety and role of anesthesia in dental procedures. It is helpful to understand the reasons why patients need dental anesthesia. Beyond the obvious need to control and appropriately manage pain […]

Does Malocclusion Matter?

Why Does Occlusion Matter? Occlusion refers to the alignment of teeth and the way that the upper and lower teeth fit together (bite). The upper teeth should fit slightly over the lower teeth. The points of the molars should fit the grooves of the opposite molar. Malocclusion is poor fit or alignment of the teeth and […]

A Patient Story: You Can’t Handle The Tooth!

Michael Gold has historically never been a fan of dental care. In fact, it took him years to find a general dentist in San Diego that he fully trusts. So when his trusted dentist told him that he needed a dental extraction of one of his teeth after a crown had broken, he naturally felt […]

The Age of Wisdom…Teeth!

As the school year winds down, many young adults will be returning to their hometown of San Diego for the three S’s — Sun, Surf, and Surgery! We know you were not expecting the last one but it’s true. Many college-aged men and women are informed by their dentists that they need their wisdom teeth […]

Dental Anesthesia – Safety is Paramount

Dental Anesthesia: The Less You Worry, the Easier it Will Be   Recent news of the unfortunate death of a patient undergoing wisdom teeth extraction has put a spotlight on the safety and role of anesthesia in dental procedures. It is helpful to understand the reasons why patients need dental anesthesia. Beyond the obvious need […]