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Gauze 101

We get dozens of questions every week about how to use gauze after an extraction. How long do I leave it in? Can I eat with it in my mouth? How many days should I use it? What if I run out? Should I moisten it in with anything? I’ve heard of using tea bags, […]

Gauze 101

We get dozens of questions every week about how to use gauze after an extraction.  How long do I leave it in?  Can I eat with it in my mouth?  How many days should I use it?  What if I run out?  Should I moisten it in with anything?  I’ve heard of using tea bags, […]

Ever heard of pericoronitis?

Pericoronitis is a common problem in young adults when a tooth is not fully erupted into the mouth yet.   It usually occurs between 17 to 24 years of age, because that’s  when the third molars normally start erupting.   It occurs when the tissue around a wisdom tooth has become infected because bacteria have invaded the area. Poor oral hygiene […]