Despite the fact that good oral health is essential for the overall health of both mother and child, only 22 to 34 percent of women in the United States visit a dentist during pregnancy.
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Each year, millions of Americans have their wisdom teeth removed. The vast majority of patients heal flawlessly, with little discomfort and swelling, thankful impacted or painful wisdom teeth are no longer a daily woe.
However, a small percentage of patients experience dry socket (alveolar osteitis) – the most common complication following tooth extractions and one that may be avoided by following expert recommendations.
Reviewed: January 2012
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