What is Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Your wisdom teeth will typically begin to come in on dental x-rays around the ages of 17 and 25. If you don’t have enough time for these teeth to come through the gums, they will become impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause problems, which include pain, swelling, abscesses and damage to surrounding teeth. We are able to remove these impacted teeth safely and comfortably in our office.
Why would Wisdom Teeth Removal be needed?
You might assume that because they’re not currently bothering you, your wisdom teeth can stay put. Unfortunately, impacted wisdom teeth can become painful and may even be detrimental to your oral health. Some of the problems that impacted wisdom teeth can cause if ignored include:
- Pain and tenderness
- Swelling and inflammation
- Infections and abscesses
- Headaches and ear aches
- Dizziness and vertigo
- Damage to surrounding teeth
Who is a candidate for Wisdom Teeth Removal?
We will examine your smile and take x-rays of your teeth. These x-rays will give us a clear view of what’s going on below the surface. From there, we’ll be able to see if your wisdom teeth need to be removed and the best way to go about taking them out. It is never too soon or too late to have your wisdom teeth extracted.
What can be expected during Wisdom Teeth Removal?
We will begin the procedure with either local or general anesthetic according to your needs. We then make an incision through the gums and carefully remove the underlying wisdom tooth. Sutures are placed through the gums and the process is repeated for all other wisdom teeth. You’ll bite down on gauze to stop all bleeding and will be instructed to go home with a friend or relative while the sedative effects wear off. You can expect some pain and swelling for the first few days following surgery.
If you think you’ll need your wisdom teeth removed, call us today so that we can help to get you in for an appointment. Our low wait times and one-on-one approach to care will help you receive the dental treatment that you need.