Wisdom Teeth Removal
What is Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Your wisdom teeth are the very last set of molars to develop in the mouth. Oftentimes, they begin to show up on x-rays when patients are about 16 to 17 years old. Unfortunately, most people do not have enough room for these molars to come into place correctly. This leaves the wisdom teeth either impacted underneath the gums or able to only partially erupt through the gum line.
Why is Wisdom Teeth Removal needed?
The reason it’s a smart idea to remove your wisdom teeth is because they can begin to cause issues with your oral and dental health. If left untreated, impacted wisdom teeth can develop infections, severe inflammation and may even damage surrounding teeth. You may experience regular and serious pain and tenderness because of your wisdom teeth. It’s not uncommon for wisdom teeth to cause problems with teeth shifting and becoming crowded.
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Who’s a good candidate for Wisdom Teeth Removal?
We will examine your teeth and take special x-ray images as needed. These images can help us to identify the placement of the wisdom teeth and whether they need to be removed. In general, it’s easier and better to remove wisdom teeth early on in life rather than waiting for problems to develop. Our goal is to provide you with wisdom tooth removal in a safe and comfortable environment.
What happens during Wisdom Teeth Removal?
The procedure to remove wisdom teeth is quick, safe and easier than you might think. We first consult with you about sedation and anesthetic options before the surgery is done. Next, we’ll administer this sedation as per your request and begin removing the teeth. For impacted wisdom teeth, we’ll create a small incision through the gums and carefully remove the teeth. Sutures are placed after each tooth is removed and you’ll go home the same day with important aftercare instructions. You can expect your mouth to heal fully from oral surgery in about one to two weeks.
If you think you might need to have your wisdom teeth removed, call our office today and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.