Wisdom Teeth Extractions
What is Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Wisdom teeth will typically begin to develop around the time a person reaches early adulthood. Unfortunately, if there isn't enough room for the teeth to come in properly, they become impacted underneath the gums. Impacted wisdom teeth will often become painful, infected and cause damage to surrounding teeth. Wisdom teeth can cause shifting to prior teeth alignment and orthodontic repositioning. It is best to have these molars removed as soon as it's found that they're a problem.
Why would Wisdom Teeth Removal be needed?
The main reason for needing wisdom tooth removal is because the third molars can become an issue if they're impacted and left in place. Over time, the wisdom teeth can become severely infected, decayed and even push up against other teeth. This could cause damage to surrounding teeth as well as overcrowding. It is never too soon or too late to have these teeth removed fully.
Who is a good candidate for Wisdom Teeth Removal?
The best way for us to determine if wisdom tooth removal is necessary is with a current panoramic x-ray. The x-ray allows us to see if any teeth are impacted and if so, the best way to go about removing them. If you need your wisdom teeth to be removed, it is best to have the procedure done sooner rather than later. We will help to create a treatment plan according to the extractions you'll need.
What happens during Wisdom Teeth Removal?
The surgery begins with a consultation and examination. We take x-rays of your teeth and mouth to determine if wisdom tooth removal is necessary. We will then schedule you to come in for the procedure. We will administer an anesthetic of your choice based on the consultation to ensure a pain-free experience. We then make an incision through the gums, remove the underlying wisdom tooth, and suture the gums closed. The process is repeated for any other wisdom teeth within the mouth that have to be removed. You may experience some discomfort or swelling for the first few days following oral surgery. Post-op care instructions and medication will be provided.
If you think you might need to have your wisdom teeth removed, contact one of our 8 locations today and we will be happy to further assist you.