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The Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev tweeted a few days before Thanksgiving that she was at the the Atlanta Dental Spa to have her wisdom teeth removed.  She tweeted “🙁 aikaramba!! Here goes.. Nervous. But peasantlyLoopy.Don’t like needles or blood. This is not going to be fun. Yikes” along with this picture of her looking less than excited before going into surgery.

She was was such a trooper and had all four of her wisdom teeth extracted at once via sedation dentistry.

Usually,  wisdom teeth removal is important if the molars are improperly aligned, impacting your jaw, or partially erupted.  If not taken care of, wisdom teeth can cause issues like teeth crowding, tooth decay or gum infections.  A dentist can easily diagnose your particular situation by completing an X-Ray.

According to a study in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, your age and gender affect how you recover from wisdom tooth (or third-molar) surgery.  According to DrBicuspid.com, the researchers found that female patients over 21-years-old typically have a longer recovery time than younger males. (Nina Dobrev is 21, in case you’re wondering!)

Are your wisdom teeth growing in?  If so, visit a dentist in your area for a consultation and X-ray, you can find a dentist using www.DentistUSA.com.  Give your dental office a call using click-to-talk to make an appointment, or send them a quick message.  Some may even offer great new patient specials printable directly from DentistUSA.