Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue…Extracted? As a Matter of Fact, Yes!

Just the thought of getting all your teeth yanked out can be pretty horrifying – maybe even more nightmarish in light of our cultural obsession with youthful, toothy, super-white smiles. That might make it hard to wrap your head around the fact that there’s ever been such a thing as ritual tooth extraction. Yet many […]

Implants No Improvement Over Natural Teeth

As Dr. V likes to say, the best teeth are the ones you’re born with. No restorative material can compare. Sure, there are plenty of good options for when a tooth must be repaired or replaced. But no dental restoration or prosthesis can last forever. Your natural teeth – properly taken care of – can […]

Do You Really Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Originally posted 4 May 2009Related Say you visit a doctor for a routine check-up. You have no complaints: no pain, no problems. But the doctor says, “You know, I think we’d better remove your appendix.” “Why?” you ask. “It might get inflamed or infected someday, at which point we’d have to do an appendectomy anyway. […]

Monday WTH?!? Tooth Extraction Via Big Rig & Bumpy Road

Maybe he got the idea from all the tooth pulling stunts on YouTube… A Kitchener truck driver is facing a careless driving charge but on the bright side, his tooth doesn’t hurt anymore. Lambton County OPP say they stopped a big rig driver doing some driving dentistry along Hwy. 402 on Wednesday. * * * […]

Big Wisdom Teeth, Small Jaws

A little more than a year ago, we wrote about routine wisdom tooth removal, which continues to be one of our most often accessed posts. Our take was that while there are certainly some cases in which removal of the third molars may be beneficial, the idea that everyone should get them removed “just in […]

Do You Really Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Say you visit a doctor for a routine check-up. You have no complaints: no pain, no problems. But the doctor says, “You know, I think we’d better remove your appendix.” “Why?” you ask. “It might get inflamed or infected someday, at which point we’d have to do an appendectomy anyway. Besides, you don’t really need […]