<b>What is Wisdom Teeth Removal?</b>
Your wisdom teeth, or third molars, will often begin to develop underneath the gums when you become an adult. If you don’t have enough space for them to come up completely, they become impacted and stuck under the gums. Unfortunately, impacted wisdom teeth can be painful, uncomfortable and can even become infected. It is important that you have the wisdom teeth removed as soon as possible.
<b>Why is Wisdom Teeth Removal needed?</b>
If your wisdom teeth are stuck underneath the gums, they need to be removed as soon as possible. These third molars can cause problems with crowding, damage to surrounding teeth and infections. The best way to eliminate and prevent these specific types of issues is to remove the teeth completely. Because the third molars can be removed safely without any ill effects to your smile, it’s recommended that they be extracted.
<b>Who is a candidate for Wisdom Teeth Removal?</b>
We can spot impacted wisdom teeth on special dental x-rays. This allows us to see where they are located and if they need to be removed. We recommend that if they need to be extracted, you come in to have the procedure done as soon as it’s possible. This will prevent further problems and damage to the rest of your teeth.
<b>What happens during the Wisdom Teeth Removal procedure?</b>
We offer a few varieties of sedatives for you to choose from. We then make an incision through the gums and remove the wisdom tooth underneath. The procedure is quick and easy when done in our office. We will place sutures after each tooth is removed to close the gums. You can expect slight pain, discomfort and swelling following the surgery. We are here to help answer any post-operative questions or concerns that you might have. Our goal is to make the wisdom tooth removal process as comfortable and easy for you as feasibly possible.
If you think you might need to have your wisdom teeth removed, call our office today so that we can get you in for an appointment as soon as possible.