Wisdom Teeth Removal
What is Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Your wisdom teeth will often begin to show up on dental x-rays around the time you’re 18. If these wisdom teeth aren’t able to come up through the gums properly, they become impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause severe pain, discomfort, swelling and even trauma to surrounding teeth. Wisdom tooth removal involves the complete removal of these third molars.
Why is Wisdom Teeth Removal needed?
When your wisdom teeth are impacted, they can develop problems over time. You might find that they are painful and tender, but that they cause issues with severe discomfort from time to time. Some patients even have headaches and earaches as a result of problematic wisdom teeth. Over time, these teeth can push against neighboring molars, causing breaking as well as overcrowding.
Who is a candidate for Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Any patient who has impacted or problem wisdom teeth can and should consider wisdom teeth removal. The procedure can help to prevent issues from happening in the future. You will find that you no longer experience the pain and sensitivity that you once did because of your wisdom teeth. We can take x-rays and consult with you to determine if you might benefit from wisdom tooth removal.
What happens during Wisdom Teeth Removal?
The procedure begins with an anesthetic or sedative that is used to numb the area or put you to sleep. We then make a small incision through the gums so that we can remove the underlying wisdom tooth. Sutures are places to close the gums and help them to heal. We then move onto the next wisdom tooth in order to remove it fully. The procedure can be done in about an hour in our office. You can expect some pain and swelling after the procedure that can last for a few days.
If you would like to come in to have your wisdom teeth removed, call us today so that we can get you in as soon as possible. We have a discount plan available as well as low wait times and a variety of amenities, like a snack and beverage bar.