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Wisdom teeth usually appear between the ages of 17 and 25. They are commonly extracted when they affect other teeth. Most people have four wisdom teeth, but it is possible to have more or fewer. Absence of one or more wisdom teeth is an example of hypodontia. Any extra teeth are referred to as supernumerary teeth.
An extraction is the process or act of removing a tooth or tooth parts. A dental extraction is performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to prevent restoration. Extractions of impacted or problematic wisdom teeth are also routinely performed, as are extractions of some permanent teeth to make space for orthodontic treatment.
Frenectomy is a surgical procedure that removes and adjusts a thick band of tissue at the tongue base or attaching the gums to the lips. This procedure will aid denture fit, orthodontic stabilization and function of the tongue and lip.
Tori and exostoses are thickening or outgrowths of bone found in the upper or lower jaws. Removal of these areas of excess bone aids denture wearing, oral hygiene, and relief from irritation.
Supernumerary teeth are "extra" teeth beyond the usual number. These "extra" teeth can form in multiple areas within the upper and lower jaws. Supernumerary teeth are removed in order to avoid complications related to permanent tooth crowding/eruption, tooth resorption, hygiene and tooth pathology.
A biopsy is the surgical removal of oral soft tissue, teeth or bone to be examined for change or irregularity. The tissue in question is analyzed by a physician specializing in pathology for cell type in order to provide a diagnosis and guide further treatment if necessary.
An evaluation is performed by an oral surgeon to determine if a patient is a candidate to receive a dental implant.
Academy of General Dentistry
The Academy of General Dentistry represents the interest of general dentists on key issues affecting their practice through legislative and dental care advocacy and through professional relations with other organizations.
American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is a nonprofit professional association serving the surgical arm of dentistry. The association offers information about oral and maxillofacial surgery, including cancer, wisdom teeth, TMJ, jaw surgery, and more.
American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS) is the certifying board for the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery in the United States.
American College of Dentists
The American College of Dentists is the oldest honorary professional organization for dentists. Founded in 1920, the ACD is nonprofit and nonpolitical, and has long been regarded as the "conscience of dentistry."
American Dental Association
The American Dental Association is the professional association of dentists committed to the public's oral health, ethics, science and professional advancement; leading a unified profession through initiatives in advocacy, education, research and the development of standards.
American Medical Association
The American Medical Association promotes the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.
International College of Dentists
The International College of Dentists supports the advancement of the art and science of dentistry for the health and welfare of the public internationally.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation
The Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation is the only foundation which supports the oral & maxillofacial specialty. The Foundation is dedicated to advancing the long-term development, health and well-being of the oral and maxillofacial surgery specialty through the financial support of research and education.
San Antonio District Dental Society
The San Antonio District Dental Society was founded in 1913 and is committed to meeting the diverse needs of members by promoting excellence, ethics, advocacy, community service and education.
Southwest Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
The mission of the Society is to provide optimum healthcare and to advance the science of oral and maxillofacial surgery in the fields of education, research, professional service and public relations.
Texas Dental Association
The Texas Dental Society provides patient information that will be useful in making decisions about which dentist to see, what preventive care to take, and other matters that affect dental health.
Texas Medical Association
The Texas Medical Association was organized in 1853 and serves the people of Texas in matters of medical care, prevention and cure of disease, and the improvement of public health.
Texas Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
The Texas Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons promotes and encourages the advancement of the practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Texas State Board of Dental Examiners
The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners safeguards the dental health of Texans by developing and maintaining programs to ensure only qualified persons are licensed to provide dental care. It further ensures that violators of laws and rules regulating dentistry are sanctioned as appropriate.
Texas State Board of Medical Examiners
The Texas State Board of Medical Examiners is the state agency responsible for the licensure and discipline of Texas physicians. The board's mission is to protect the public's health, safety and welfare by regulating the practice of medicine and ensuring quality healthcare for the citizens of Texas.