How Long After Wisdom Teeth Removal Can I Drink Alcohol?

By | 2018-09-20T12:39:14+00:00 August 14th, 2018|

Wisdom teeth, which are considered your permanent “third molars,” typically develop between the ages of 17 and 21. These are the last of your permanent teeth to grow in the mouth and are meant to be for chewing. However, many people can get along just fine without wisdom teeth since there are eight other molars [...]

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Who Was The Dentist’s Office at Friday Night on White in Wake Forest?

By | 2018-09-20T12:38:25+00:00 May 11th, 2018|

This summer, Friday Night on White will feature some very talented musical acts in downtown Wake Forest. We are proud to announce that Wells Family Dental Group will have a tent and table at Friday Night on White. You can find us on White Street handing out goodies. White Street is in downtown Wake Forest [...]

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How Long After a Dental Implant Can I Drink Alcohol?

By | 2018-09-20T12:46:20+00:00 May 1st, 2018|

If you have plans to get dental implants or have recently undergone dental implant surgery, you should know that drinking alcohol following the procedure is not recommended. If you do drink immediately after getting a dental implant placed, you may experience: Increased Pain If you’d like to reduce the pain you experience after dental implant [...]

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Can I Play Sports or Lift Weights the Day After a Tooth Extraction?

By | 2018-11-02T06:35:38+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|

A tooth extraction is one of the most common surgical procedures in our office. Many of our patients who undergo a tooth extraction lead active lives and ask us whether they can play sports or lift weights the day after the procedure. We encourage patients to slowly resume regular cardio exercise 3 to 5 days [...]

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Dental Crown Chipped Off Tooth – Will a Cavity or Root Be Exposed?

By | 2018-09-20T12:47:37+00:00 April 13th, 2018|

A restoration that surrounds a tooth and forms a cap above the gum line is known as a dental crown. Dental crowns are often recommended for broken or damaged teeth that cannot be corrected by a filling. They have the ability to: · Restore a tooth after a root canal · Support a tooth that [...]

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Best Raleigh Dentists for Students Returning from UNCW on Breaks

By | 2017-12-27T23:37:31+00:00 December 27th, 2017|

Finding a good and reliable dentist can be difficult, especially in North Carolina where you see a dentist around every corner. There are plenty of options, but which of them are the best for a student that goes to UNCW but lives in Raleigh? Finding a dentist with a flexible schedule is very hard to [...]

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How to Maintain Oral Health During Your College Years

By | 2017-12-27T23:34:13+00:00 December 27th, 2017|

College is a time where you really begin to live on your own, and to find yourself. You no longer have your parents telling you to brush your teeth everyday, so it can be tricky to remember to maintain oral hygiene on your own. It is very simple to keep a clean and healthy mouth, [...]

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Should College Students Get Their Teeth Cleaned Twice a Year?

By | 2017-12-27T23:30:53+00:00 December 27th, 2017|

Oral hygiene is crucial to start at a young age. Most dentists recommend having your teeth cleaned every 6-12 months in order to reduce the chances of gum disease and tarter build-up, but some people may need to visit their dentists more than twice a year. Good oral hygiene starts at home, but the cleanings [...]

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Lost Crown or Filling Emergency Dentist in Raleigh

By | 2018-01-25T16:42:57+00:00 December 19th, 2017|

Eating your dinner, you chew on an apple and notice your dental crown has fallen out! Oh no, what do you do? A dental crown, or cap, is a tooth-shaped cover that a dentist places to treat badly damaged teeth. A filling is a cover on a portion of the tooth protecting it from bacteria. [...]

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Raleigh Root Canal Emergency Dentist

By | 2017-12-19T00:03:53+00:00 December 19th, 2017|

Back at the dentist’s office as your dentist examines your pearly whites. He pokes and prods around the gum line, examining the oral cavity. Until, OUCH! You notice a sharp pain and inform the dentist. After further examination, he determines, you need a root canal treatment. WHAT! Root canal treatment, normally associated with feelings of [...]

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Raleigh Broken Tooth or “Tooth Hurts” Emergency Dentist

By | 2017-12-18T23:59:10+00:00 December 18th, 2017|

Imagine: A child falls off his bike and accidentally chips her tooth, or a little girl is playing baseball and gets knocked in the tooth with the ball. A chipped tooth or a tooth getting knocked out is never an ideal circumstance. But, as a parent, circumstances are not always ideal. Whatever the case may [...]

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Raleigh Tooth Extraction Emergency Dentist

By | 2017-12-18T23:51:43+00:00 December 18th, 2017|

If you or your child finds yourself experiencing a considerable amount of pain in the mouth, it is recommended that you see a dentist right away. In more serious cases, you may need to have an emergency tooth extraction. Two main causes of an emergency tooth extraction procedure are: A tooth is too damaged for [...]

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