Wisdom Teeth Removal
What is Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Your third molars (wisdom teeth) are normally the very last to develop and show up on dental x-rays. Oftentimes, they develop around the time a person is about 18 to 20 years old. Unfortunately, if you don’t have enough room for these wisdom teeth to come in fully, they become impacted and can be problematic to your oral health. They should be removed as soon as possible to prevent any future damage and problems from occurring.
Why is Wisdom Teeth Removal needed?
If you leave the wisdom teeth alone, they can and will eventually give you trouble. Impacted wisdom teeth can become painful, swollen, infected and even damage the surrounding teeth. They can even press against other teeth, causing problems with overcrowding. To prevent these issues from happening, we can safely remove the wisdom teeth in one visit to our office.
Who is a candidate for Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Most patients who have impacted or problematic wisdom teeth can and should consider treatment. To determine if you need to have your wisdom teeth removed, we will perform an exam and take x-rays. This will help us to identify if there is a problem and the best way to go about removing the third molars. Wisdom tooth removal can be done on all patients of varying ages.
What happens during Wisdom Teeth Removal?
The process will begin with anesthetic or sedative of your choosing. We will discuss your sedative options during your consultation appointment with us. We then create small incisions over the areas of the wisdom teeth. The wisdom teeth are pulled out from underneath the gums and sutures placed to close the gums completely. You can expect to have slight swelling and pain for the first few days following surgery. However, despite the inconvenience of having the procedure done, you can benefit from having a healthy and full mouth that is free of future wisdom tooth-related problems.
If you think you may need to have your wisdom teeth removed, call us today so that we can get you in for an appointment as soon as possible.