Wisdom Teeth Removal
What is Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Wisdom teeth are often the last teeth to develop inside of the mouth. Many patients do not have enough room for their wisdom teeth to fully erupt, causing the teeth to become impacted. When a wisdom tooth is finally able to come through the gums, it may only be partially exposed, leading to inflammation, and even infection. Wisdom tooth removal can help in eliminating pain associated with these teeth, while simultaneously improving overall oral health.
Why is Wisdom Teeth Removal needed?
If you decide to ignore your wisdom teeth and leave them in, removing them later on can prove to be more complicated than you might think. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain, inflammation, and infection. If wisdom teeth begin to shift horizontally, they may even break, potentially fracturing surrounding teeth. Removing wisdom teeth early on, or whenever they begin to develop problems, can help in protecting your teeth from future damage.
Our one-on-one approach ensures that each of our patients receives the kind care and compassion that they need. By offering a variety of procedures and treatments in one conveniently located office, we are able to cater to each member of your family.
What makes you a good candidate for Wisdom Teeth Removal?
You will come into our office to have x-rays and other images taken, so that we can check the positioning of your wisdom teeth. For teens and younger adults, we often recommend having all four wisdom teeth removed at the same time. This prevents the need for additional emergency appointments later in life, as they begin to prove problematic. For older adults, we may remove wisdom teeth on an as-needed basis, since the teeth are larger at this point, and more likely to be around underlying nerves.
What happens during Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Your consultation appointment involves an exam and x-rays to help us determine which teeth should be removed. During this time, we will discuss sedation options for the actual procedure. When you come into our office for the procedure, you will receive sedation to put you into either a semi-conscious or sleep-like state. We begin the procedure by creating a small incision through the gums to gain access to the the teeth. We then remove the underlying wisdom teeth using specialized tools. Sutures are placed to close the gums and maintain optimal oral health. You will be sent home with special instructions on how to care for your mouth while it’s healing from surgery.
If you think you might need to have your wisdom teeth removed, call our office today and we will get you in for an appointment at your earliest convenience.