Wisdom Teeth Removal
What is Wisdom Teeth Removal?
The wisdom teeth often come in very last and can become problematic if they are unable to come up through the gums completely. This causes the wisdom teeth to become impacted, which can lead to pain, discomfort, swelling and infections. We are able to perform wisdom tooth removal surgery in order to remove these impacted or partially erupted wisdom teeth to prevent future problems. The procedure is done quickly and easily in our office, and it can be done on patients of all ages.
Why is Wisdom Teeth Removal needed?
If you fail to remove impacted or problematic wisdom teeth, they can eventually become a problem. These wisdom tooth-related issues can cause pain and severe discomfort, as well as problems related to surrounding teeth. Some of the problems that can come from ignoring your impacted wisdom teeth include:
- Severe pain and discomfort
- Damage to surrounding teeth
- Infections and abscesses
Who is a candidate for Wisdom Teeth Removal?
We can perform an examination to determine if you may need to have your wisdom teeth removed. We can take x-rays to further identify the positioning of the wisdom teeth and whether or not they should be taken out. It is never too early or too late to have wisdom tooth removal done. In fact, it’s not uncommon for older adults to need their wisdom teeth out after years of having no pain or problems.
What happens during the procedure for Wisdom Teeth Removal?
We begin the process by administering a local or general anesthetic as per your request. We then create a small incision through the gums and remove the underlying wisdom tooth. The process is repeated for any and all remaining wisdom teeth needing to be removed. We will place sutures at each incision site to help close the gums and promote even, quick healing. You will go home with aftercare instructions that will help you to keep the area clean. You can expect some post-surgical pain and swelling for the first few days while your mouth heals.
If you would like to learn more about the wisdom tooth removal process, call us today so that our friendly staff members can further assist you.