Your doctor can provide pain medications and a specific set of instructions to help keep you as comfortable as possible during treatment and throughout recovery. Following treatment, you can expect relief from painful symptoms.
Once you have completely healed, you can feel confident knowing that you have improved your oral health and minimized your risk of periodontal disease, sinus issues, inflamed gums, and cavities.
The removal of your wisdom teeth can help prevent the need for more expensive and invasive surgical procedures.
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Not everybody will experience pain or complications as a result of their wisdom teeth. They may need to be removed if they are impacted or erupting at an improper angle, or if you do not have enough room in your jaw. Even if a patient does not experience these initial complications, it does not necessarily mean that they will never experience some issues.
Wisdom teeth are difficult to clean and susceptible to tooth decay. For these reasons, many parents have their children undergo extraction when wisdom teeth are just beginning to form, eliminating the risk of many complications.
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The doctor will take x-rays to determine how many wisdom teeth need to be extracted.
Anesthesia or sedation will be administered to numb the gums and areas surrounding the tooth.
An incision will be made.
The tooth is gently extracted, or separated into smaller pieces for easier removal.
Dissolvable sutures are used to close the incision.
A small gauzed cotton swab is applied to stop any bleeding.
The patient is released to begin recovery.
Just remember the long-term benefits...
If your wisdom teeth are causing painful symptoms, or if your dentist tells you that you need to have them removed, delayed treatment can only cause more problems in the future. It is not worth jeopardizing your oral health when the problem can be resolved with a modern procedure involving minimal discomfort. This is especially true when you consider that delaying removal may present a need for much more expensive and invasive procedures.
Do not let fear or misconceptions about wisdom tooth removal keep you from achieving optimal oral health.
If you are experiencing symptoms of wisdom teeth complications, or if you are interested in preventive extraction for your child, schedule a consultation today.
Dr Perry is a great dentist. Very kind and informative. I feel like he is personally invested in my health. He always takes the time to sit and discuss any issues I'm having - I never feel like they're rushing me out.