wisdom teeth

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 […]

5 Dental Terms You Think You Know, But Do You?

Here are five dental terms that you might have heard before, but didn’t really know what they mean or why they are important. Impacted Tooth: When a tooth is unable to fully enter the mouth it is said to be “impacted”. In general, an impacted tooth is prevented from breaking through the gums either by […]

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 […]

5 Dental Terms You Think You Know, But Do You?

  Here are five dental terms that you might have heard before, but didn’t really know what they mean or why they are important. Impacted Tooth: When a tooth is unable to fully enter the mouth it is said to be “impacted”. In general, an impacted tooth is prevented from breaking through the gums either […]

Summer School! Continuing Education is Key!

School Never Ends When You’re an Oral Surgeon! Continuing Education (CE) is Key! While most of you are basking in the warm weather and heading off to enjoy the San Diego County Fair and our great beaches, Dr. Grant McGann of McGann Facial Design is busy. Busy consulting with patients and their families, performing complicated […]

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 […]

Summer Days Are Here Again…Almost.

Summer = Oral Surgery. Right? The days are getting warmer and longer. This can only mean one thing…summer is almost here and it’s time to have oral surgery. We know, we know. That is what you were expecting to read, but it’s true! Summer is our busiest time of year. Many of our facial design […]

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 […]