Oral Surgery and Anxiety: Tips for a Stress-Free Experience

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Oral surgery can be a daunting prospect for many people. The idea of a dental procedure, whether it’s wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, or other surgical interventions, can trigger anxiety and stress. However, with the right mental preparation and a few strategies in place, you can navigate oral surgery with a sense of calm and…

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Understanding Wisdom Teeth: Why Do We Have Them and Why Remove Them?

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Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the latecomers to the dental party. Typically, they begin to emerge in your late teens to early twenties, a time when you’re presumably wiser and more experienced. But do these teeth live up to their name, or are they merely troublemakers that need to be evicted from…

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Post Op Instructions & What to Eat After Oral Surgery

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Have you had oral surgery recently at Tennessee Valley Oral Surgery? A very commonly asked question is, “What can I eat after my oral surgery?”  Now, before eating anything, here are a few key rules to remember: With these rules in mind, your diet should be a liquid diet. Eat any nourishing food that can…

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5 Signs You May Need An Impacted Tooth Removal

If you’ve been experiencing dental discomfort or pain, an impacted tooth may be the culprit. An impacted tooth is one that fails to emerge fully or at all from the gum line. This can cause pain, swelling, and even infection. Here are five signs that you may need an impacted tooth removal.

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Do You Need Dental Implants in Knoxville and Maryville, TN?

Do you suffer from tooth loss? This is a common dental problem for both kids and adults and is primarily caused by tooth decay, periodontal disease, or injury. The most popular solutions for a missing tooth are dental implants. What are Dental Implants? Dental implants are surgical features used as a replacement for tooth roots.…

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