Wisdom Teeth Removal
What is Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Wisdom teeth will typically begin to develop around the time a patient is between 17 and 25 years old. If you do not have enough room for these wisdom teeth to come in fully, they can become impacted underneath the gums. When this occurs, the wisdom teeth can become very painful and cause a variety of other dental-related problems. We recommend removing problematic wisdom teeth as soon as possible through a quick, simple surgery.
Why would Wisdom Teeth Removal be needed?
Impacted wisdom teeth can become downright painful, causing whole mouth tenderness and soreness. You might even experience headaches and ear aches that are directly related to these wisdom teeth. Your other teeth may begin to shift and become overcrowded in an attempt to let the wisdom teeth come up through the gums. It is often best to remove these wisdom teeth so that they do not cause further damage.
Who is a candidate for Wisdom Teeth Removal?
We can detect and identify wisdom teeth on a special dental x-ray. This x-ray gives us a clear view of the wisdom teeth as well as their position and size. We often recommend that if you have impacted wisdom teeth, you have them removed as soon as feasibly possible. By preventing the wisdom teeth from experiencing problems, you are taking better care of your oral health.
What happens during the Wisdom Teeth Removal process?
We will start by administering an anesthetic or sedative. We then create an incision through the gums and remove the underlying wisdom tooth. The gums are sutured to close them up and the process is repeated for any other wisdom teeth. The surgery is relatively quick, and you’ll be benefiting your future oral health by having it done. You can expect some pain and swelling following surgery, but this will subside in just a few days. We will provide you with instructions on how to care for the surgical site after leaving the office.
If you would like to come into our office to discuss removing your wisdom teeth, call us today to speak with one of our professional team members. We have low office wait times as well as one-on-one care to our patients.