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What to Expect When You Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

October 24, 2016 by Uncategorized No Comments

Your wisdom teeth are a third set of molars, growing right at the back of your jaw in adulthood. Sometimes wisdom teeth cause intense pain and need to be removed. Reasons for wisdom tooth removal Wisdom tooth removal can be necessary due to: the teeth being impacted. This occurs when your wisdom teeth are trapped inside the gums or bone the teeth growing on an unusual angle, causing them to push against other teeth overcrowding, because your mouth doesn’t have enough room for the new teeth the presence of gum disease or cavities in your wisdom teeth, as they are so hard to reach with your toothbrush or dental floss. What happens before surgery? Before wisdom tooth removal surgery, your oral surgeon will meet with you to discuss what to expect, obtain your medical history, record any medications you take regularly and answer your questions. Anaesthesia for wisdom teeth removal There are three types of anaesthesia that may be used in wisdom teeth surgery: Local anaesthesia, in which the area around the affected teeth is numbed with an injection. You will feel pressure, but no pain. Sedative anaesthesia, which is used alongside local anaesthesia. The sedative is delivered intravenously to make you feel calm. You won’t feel any pain and your memory of the surgery will be limited. General anaesthesia, which is delivered intravenously or through a breathing mask. You will sleep through the procedure and feel no pain. This form of anaesthetic has the longest recovery time. What happens during the procedure? The surgical procedure itself will be over in two hours. After removing your wisdom teeth, your oral surgeon may stitch up the wound and pack gauze around the area. The gauze aids healing and helps to soak up excess blood. Your stitches will dissolve within a week […]

How to measure for closet doors

October 24, 2016 by Uncategorized No Comments

Replacing closet doors can see like a daunting task if you have never done it before. There are so many different kinds and sizes and not to mention they can get really heavy! While we can’t help on the install, we can offer you some advice. That’s why we have a few hints to get you started in the right direction. First you need to gather some measurements. Measure the width of your doorway from each inside edge. Take multiple measurements at different heights. Depending on the year your home was built or the quality of the framer, there may be some varying sizes due to settlement or just poor craftsmanship. Next you will want to measure the height of your doorway from the floor to the inside edge. Do the same thing here by taking at least two measurements in case your doorway leans a little one way or the other. If you do find that your door is not exactly square, you have a few options. The first option would be to re-frame the doorway. This requires removing the trim and jamb by cutting away what you currently have and making the corners and edges square. If you are making this a DIY project this may be more of a headache than you want. Most likely you will end up with a larger doorway here than you had in the beginning. Another option you have is to opt for a door that will fit within the perimeters you have been given. The result of this will be a gap in some areas and no gap in other areas. These imperfections can be hidden with some trim added along the edges of your doorway. If you are lucky enough to have a square doorway, you simply need to go […]