What is Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Removing your wisdom teeth can help to prevent a variety of dental problems later in life. Unfortunately, the vast majority of patients just don’t have enough room for these third molars to come in fully. This leaves them either impacted or only partially able to come up through the gums. Removal is needed to prevent issues with infection, inflammation, pain and damage to surrounding teeth.
Why is Wisdom Teeth Removal needed?
It’s important to have your wisdom teeth removed as early on as possible or when you begin to experience problems with them. When left in, impacted wisdom teeth can cause severe pain, tenderness, damage to surrounding teeth and infection. There’s no reason for your wisdom teeth to disrupt your life when removing them is done quickly and comfortably in our office. We can perform an exam and take x-ray images as needed to determine when and if your wisdom teeth should be removed.
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Who is a good candidate for Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Most patients who have impacted wisdom teeth are good candidates for the procedure. If your wisdom teeth don’t have enough room to fully come through the gums, it’s a good idea to remove them as soon as possible. By removing the teeth, you’re saving yourself from future problems and possible orthodontic issues that could be detrimental to the health of your smile. A simple exam and x-ray can help in determining if you’ll need your wisdom teeth removed.
What occurs during Wisdom Teeth Removal?
First, we’ll administer a sedative or anesthetic to numb the area or put you into a restful, relaxed sleep. We then make a small incision through the gums to gain access to the impacted tooth. It’s removed fully and we’ll suture the gums as needed. You’ll be taken to a recovery room where you’re able to wake up from sedation fully. You will need to have a friend or loved one bring you home from the appointment. You will benefit from a smile that is pain-free and free of any issues revolving around these third molars.
If you want to come in for a consultation regarding your wisdom teeth removal, call us today and we will be happy to further assist you.