Wisdom Teeth – Do they always need to be pulled?

Wisdom Teeth – Do they always need to be pulled?

Wisdom Teeth – Do they always need to be pulled? When wisdom teeth first come in, sometimes they may be impacted. This is why they almost always need to be pulled. Wisdom teeth, or third set of molars, are often pulled because there simply isn’t enough room in the mouth to fit all the teeth. For those who still have their wisdom teeth, they came in with enough room to keep them. While this rarely happens, I can warn you about getting your hopes up. Impacted teeth will normally need to be extracted by a professional surgeon. At the Vartanian Dental Group in Mission Viejo, we have the best oral surgeons in Orange County. Located off the 5 Freeway at La Paz, they are centrally located in South Orange County, making it convenient for all Orange County residents to visit our office. Sometimes they can be pulled by your dentist, although in most cases, you will need an oral surgeon.   For most people, wisdom teeth emerge usually around the ages of 17 – 25. One question a lot of patients have is, “Do we need to pull the wisdom teeth or can they be left in the mouth”. For many years, there has been a lot of controversy as to the need to remove or not to remove these teeth. Here’s a good rule of thumb, if the teeth do not cause any harm or pain, it is usually fine to stay in place. This usually means there is enough room in your mouth to allow the wisdom teeth to fully come in. If they cause you a lot...
What causes Dry mouth? What can I try to help my Dry Mouth?

What causes Dry mouth? What can I try to help my Dry Mouth?

What causes Dry mouth? What can I try to help my Dry Mouth? Does your mouth ever feel so dry that you can’t even swallow. Dry Mouth is an epidemic problem among Americans. Tens of millions of people suffer from dry mouth every year and the numbers are increasing. The number one cause of dry mouth are medications. Millions of Americans are on prescribed medications that clearly cause dry mouth. The number one way to cure or help elevate dry mouth is drink lots of water. Eighty ounces per day for women and one hundred ounces per day for men will help elevate some of the dry mouth or completely cure dry mouth. Tips for drinking lots of water per day. 1. Start the morning off with one glass of water BEFORE you grab the morning cup of coffee. 2. Carry w metal water bottle with you at all times 3. Always ask for water at a restaurant or a water cup at a fast casual restaurant. 4. At 3:30 pm, drink a large glass of water 16-24 oz preferred. You may need to force some of this down, but take 8-10 big gulps per one breath, forcing a large amount of water into your body. I promise you, your body will thank you. Besides, at 4 pm, I’m usually getting hungry, so I start looking for a snack, right before dinner, adding extra calories to my daily intake that I don’t really need. Can you hear me? If you are like me and have this problem too, then drinking a bunch of water at 3:30 pm will really...