Root canal treatment is a commonly performed dental procedure that can help to fill a tooth whose pulp has become infected or inflamed due to bacteria. It can be a necessary process to save and preserve a tooth. Taking proper care of your oral health is one of the best ways to avoid a root […]
Do Stitches After Wisdom Teeth Prevent Dry Socket?
Dry Socket Complicates Healing When a wisdom tooth doesn’t have room to grow in your mouth, your dentist will recommend a tooth extraction. Even when you can’t see your wisdom teeth, a partially or fully impacted tooth can lead to severe symptoms requiring emergency dental care. Extracting a wisdom tooth or teeth is a surgical […]
Should I Take Antibiotics after Tooth Extraction?
If your dentist has recommended that you have a tooth extracted, you may be wondering whether or not you should take antibiotics. Rest assured: most people don’t need them after an extraction. However, if you are taking oral antibiotics or have a compromised immune system, it might be a good idea to ask your dentist […]