What exactly is Wisdom Tooth Removal?
Wisdom tooth removal involves the complete extraction of one or more of your wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth begin to develop in early adulthood, and continue to grow over the years. If you do not have enough space in your mouth for the wisdom teeth to come up through the gums fully, the teeth can begin to cause pain, discomfort, swelling, and even infection. Over time, the wisdom teeth may try to come up through the gums only partially, or they can affect surrounding teeth if not removed.
Why might you need to have your Wisdom Teeth Removed?
If there isn’t enough space for your wisdom teeth to come in, we will recommend that you have them removed. You may decide to have your wisdom teeth removed because you don’t want to have them extracted later when there are potentially more complications that can be present. Some of the reasons to have wisdom teeth removed include:
- Your wisdom teeth are causing you pain or discomfort
- You’re dealing with inflammation or infection involving the wisdom teeth
- The wisdom teeth are affecting surrounding teeth
- You do not have enough space in your mouth for them to come in fully
What are the benefits of having your Wisdom Teeth Removed?
By removing your wisdom teeth, you’re preventing complications that happen when keeping them in. If wisdom teeth do not erupt properly and fully, they can become inflamed and infected. If they push against surrounding teeth, they can even crack molar roots and cause severe infection. It is often better to have wisdom teeth removed early on when they’re smallest.
What can you expect during Wisdom Teeth Removal surgery?
Wisdom tooth removal is similar to most other extractions. If the wisdom teeth are impacted, we will make a small incision to get to the tooth to remove it. Sutures are often placed in the area to close the incision. If the wisdom tooth is partially or fully erupted through the gums, it is similar to extracting any other tooth. It is crucial that you follow all aftercare instructions to ensure proper healing of the area. We are here to help answer any of your questions regarding wisdom tooth removal.
If you think you might need your wisdom teeth removed, call our office and our staff members can get you scheduled for a consultation.