Wisdom tooth extraction is usually an in-office procedure which may be performed by a general dentist or an oral surgeon. It's quite possible to have the treatment done with only a local anesthetic (numbing shot) to keep you from experiencing any pain; however, if multiple teeth are being extracted at one time (as is often the case), a general anesthetic or conscious sedation may be administered. The type of anesthesia that's best for you will be determined before the procedure.
If you are suffering from frequent headaches, jaw aches, and/or aching facial pain, it could be Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, also known as TMJ or TMD. This condition involves your jaw joint and can make chewing and talking painful.If you think you may have TMJ or if your dentist has diagnosed you with it, read on for causes, symptoms, and TMJ treatment.
When someone loses a tooth due to an accident or infection, dental implants can be placed to replace them. With this procedure, the patient gets a tooth root implant in the jawbone which is used to anchor the tooth.