Wisdom Teeth Removal
What is Wisdom Teeth Removal?
When you are around the age of 18, your third molars, or wisdom teeth, begin to develop. Unfortunately, these teeth are so far back in the mouth that most people do not have enough room for them to come in fully. When this occurs, the wisdom teeth become impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth can be painful and downright problematic to your oral health.
Why is Wisdom Teeth Removal needed?
If your wisdom teeth are impacted or are otherwise causing you trouble, we will recommend having them removed. If you fail to remove impacted wisdom teeth, they can cause you a lot of pain and discomfort down the road. Over time, they may even damage neighboring teeth. To prevent shifting of teeth as well as fractured second molars, it is best to have the wisdom teeth removed.
Who is a candidate for Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Most patients who have impacted wisdom teeth are good candidates for the procedure. We will take x-rays of your mouth and teeth to determine how the wisdom teeth are positioned. If we feel that they are a problem to your dental health, we’ll advise you to have them removed. It’s best to have them taken out as soon as possible to prevent future problems from occurring.
What happens during Wisdom Teeth Removal?
The first part of the removal process involves sedation. This sedation will help to relax you during the procedure, and we’ll discuss what to expect during your consultation appointment. The second step is to create a small incision through the gums so that Dr. Ally can gain access to the underlying wisdom tooth. The tooth is removed, and the gums are then sutured closed. The process is repeated on any other impacted wisdom teeth in the mouth. In some cases, a wisdom tooth is already through the gums, either partially or fully. This type of extraction often does not involve an incision and is easier to heal from once surgery is done.
If you think you might need to have your wisdom teeth removed, call us today to learn more about the procedure.