Wisdom Teeth Removal
What is wisdom teeth removal?
Wisdom teeth removal is necessary for many patients who do not have enough room for these third molars to come in fully on their own. When this occurs, the wisdom teeth become impacted and can be quite painful and problematic over time. The removal process is relatively quick and easy. We aim to make the surgery as comfortable as possible for our patients.
Why would wisdom teeth removal be necessary?
The third molars typically begin to show up on dental x-rays around the time a person is roughly 14 to 18 years old. Unfortunately, if you don’t have enough room for these teeth to come through, they become impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth can be painful and even cause oral health problems later on. These issues might include gum disease, damage to surrounding teeth and even underlying infections and abscesses.
What makes you a candidate for wisdom teeth removal?
We can spot your wisdom teeth on special dental x-rays. This allows us to see where they’re located and their positioning. If we feel that your wisdom teeth need to be removed, it’s a good idea to come in for treatment sooner rather than later. Wisdom teeth can be removed at any time and at any age, but often the surgery is easier and the recovery much smoother when the procedure is performed at a younger age.
What can you expect during the wisdom teeth removal procedure?
The wisdom tooth removal process involves providing you either with a local or general anesthetic. We then use special instruments to make an incision through your gums to gain access to the underlying wisdom tooth. The tooth is removed and sutures are immediately placed to close the gums. The process is repeated until all of the necessary wisdom teeth have been removed. You can expect some minor pain and swelling after the surgery. This pain and tenderness will often begin to go away after just a few days following the procedure.
If you think you need to have your wisdom teeth removed and want to come into our office for a consultation, call us today to speak with one of our helpful staff members.