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    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • Oak Family Dental | Park

    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • Oak Family Dental | Doctors

    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • Oak Family Dental | Office

    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • Oak Family Dental | Large Family

    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

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The Best Soft Food Choices following Your Extraction

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No matter the reason, the prospect of having a tooth extracted can be overwhelming for anyone. Not only are losing a part of yourself that you thought you would have for a long time but in some cases, you may feel ashamed that extraction is necessary.

You Deserve A Day Off!

When the day of your procedure comes, you should plan to take the day off to pamper and look after yourself. First, there are specific steps you need to take to protect the extraction site and promote faster healing. Of course, your mouth will also be numb for several hours, and if you took a sedative before your procedure, you need ...

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Dry Socket - An Uncomfortable Complication That's Easy to Avoid

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Most people would say that a tooth extraction is as unpleasant to think about as it is to go through. 

As challenging as it can be to come to grips with the idea of having a tooth removed, the last thing you want to do is complicate the recovery process with a problem like a painful dry socket. The majority of extractions are straightforward procedures, and complications are most often the result of improper post-procedure care.

What is Dry Socket?

After extraction of a tooth, a blood clot forms over the site to protect the tissues, bone, and nerve as it heals. Dry socket occurs when the clot either doesn’t form or it ...

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Three Signs that Might Mean an Extraction Is Right for You

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Just the thought of having a tooth removed sends many people into a panic. It’s understandable – you have tried to take good care of your teeth and learning that you need to have one of them removed can be upsetting, to say the least!

There are several reasons why we might perform dental extractions at our Metairie office, and not all of them have to do with poor oral health. We are sharing a list of instances where one of our dentists may recommend extraction:

  1. You are considering dentures – Getting dentures doesn’t necessarily mean you need to have teeth removed. In fact, we make every effort to retain healthy teeth ...

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Signs You May Need Your Wisdom Teeth Out

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If you or your teen experience symptoms due to the development of your wisdom teeth, give us a call! We provide extractions for wisdom teeth in Metairie, LA, that will protect the health of your smile.

Not all wisdom teeth face extraction – just the ones that give you a problem! For some people, they can keep their wisdom teeth their entire lifetime. If they are able to brush and floss them effectively, they can enjoy relatively healthy wisdom teeth without complications. For other patients, however, removing wisdom teeth is the only way to prevent them from causing damage to the rest of your smile.

Common Wisdom Teeth Problems

One of the most ...

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Wisdom Teeth Evaluation

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Are you looking for a dentist to provide practical advice about wisdom teeth in Metairie that helps you protect your oral health?

Deciding to have your wisdom teeth removed is a big decision and one that could, ultimately, protect your health in the long run.

While not all wisdom teeth require extraction, but if your wisdom teeth are symptomatic, you should come in for an evaluation to determine if they can cause pain or put your other teeth at risk.

  • Pain
  • Sensitivity
  • Pressure against other teeth
  • Decay
  • Impaction (unable to erupt)
  • If they cause overcrowding

Evaluating Wisdom Teeth

Having a wisdom teeth evaluation is a natural progression for kids as they move into their teenage years. We can take a ...

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Wisdom Teeth

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Nearly ninety-five percent of people develop wisdom teeth and in most cases, they will cause dental issues and need to be extracted. Yet, if most people who have wisdom teeth will need to have them removed, why is it that we get wisdom teeth at all?

What is the Purpose of Wisdom Teeth?

It is believed that the reason we have a third molar is because before forks and knives, we used to have to chew and grind our food a lot more, which caused significant wear on our teeth. The third molar, which usually begins developing at the age of ten, was used to chew uncooked roots and nuts. Yet, we ...

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