Wisdom teeth are the last molars on each side of the jaws. They are also the last teeth to
emerge, or erupt, usually when a person is between 16 and 20.
Since wisdom teeth are the last permanent teeth to come in, or erupt, there is often not
enough room left in your mouth to accommodate them. This can lead to wisdom teeth that are
impacted, teeth that are trapped beneath the gum tissue by other teeth or bone. If teeth
are impacted, swelling and tenderness may occur.
Periodontal treatment is performed by a qualified dentist or hygienist. The main aim of
treatment is to thoroughly clean the gaps and pockets between teeth to prevent damage to
any of the surrounding bone and tissue. The word ‘periodontal’ means inflammation around
the tooth, also known as gum disease. Gum disease eats away at the gum and bone which
support your teeth eventually leading to decay and tooth loss.
Just like a person’s car needs regular maintenance, people’s oral health needs consistent
examinations from a trained professional. A dentist has knowledge of the teeth, gums, jaw,
and other components of the mouth. A regular visit is an effective way to fight off
problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. Checkups are also good opportunities for the
dentist to identify problems before they get more serious. Plus, these appointments allow
for instruction from the dentist and questions from the patient.
Modern technology and the method of installing implants have continued to improve over the
years. Though implant procedures are fairly safe, they are nonetheless surgical procedures
and similarly like any other surgical procedure, there are risks involved. However, the
possibility of infection or rejection after having implant surgery is very less. Dental
implants include two parts: the screw and the cap.
A good oral hygiene routine can help you keep your teeth and gums healthy. By taking
proper care of your mouth, you can help prevent cavities and gum disease. When oral health
is neglected, though, it can result in pain, loss of self-confidence, and tooth loss.
Further, these problems can lead to malnutrition, speech difficulties, and other
challenges. Poor oral health can also cause issues that affect other systems in the body,
including the cardiovascular system.
The Dentists on Golf was started by Dr. Shaival Patel. Here doctors bring the smile you
want to life with quality dental care in the Niles, Des Plaines and surrounding areas of
We are conveniently located off the 294 at the intersection of Golf & Dee Rd. We have a
multilingual team to better serve our Niles and Des Plaines patients at 9052 W Golf Rd,
situated at the border of Niles and Des Plaines.