Wisdom Teeth Removal
What’s Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Many patients do not have enough room in their mouths for their wisdom teeth to completely come into place. This can leave the wisdom teeth impacted and only able to partially erupt through the gum line. If this occurs, the wisdom teeth should be removed as early on as possible to prevent future problems and damage to surrounding teeth. We offer quality wisdom tooth removal for patients of all ages.
Why’s Wisdom Teeth Removal needed?
If left untreated, impacted wisdom teeth can develop problems, infections and even affect surrounding teeth. This is why we suggest having them removed as soon as it’s found that they are impacted and could potentially become an issue. Some of the things that wisdom teeth can cause if left in the mouth include:
Who’s a candidate for Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Patients of all ages can and should have their wisdom teeth removed as soon as feasibly possible. This is simply because it can prevent problems from developing and can eradicate these issues if you’re already experiencing them. We can determine where your wisdom teeth are with the help of x-rays and other dental images. This can even allow us to create a detailed extraction plan if it’s needed.
What can you expect with Wisdom Teeth Removal?
We may suggest general sedation if you’ll be having all four of your wisdom teeth removed. If you’re only having one or two teeth removed, you can choose between general or local anesthetic. We then create a tiny incision through the gums and remove the wisdom tooth. Oftentimes, sutures are necessary to close the gums. You will be sent home biting down on a piece of gauze to help stop any and all bleeding. You can expect your gums to heal in about one to two weeks, though all pain and swelling can take a few weeks to fully go away.
If you think it’s time to have your wisdom teeth removed and want to learn more about the procedure, call us today and we will be more than happy to answer your questions.