Wisdom tooth extraction is a common dental procedure that involves the removal of impacted or overcrowded wisdom teeth. A dentist typically uses a combination of surgical tools and techniques to remove wisdom teeth. This can include numbing the area with a local anesthetic, cutting into the gum tissue, removing part or all of the tooth, and stitching up the incision. The exact method used depends on the situation and type of extraction required. Generally, wisdom teeth are removed in one or two appointments. During these appointments, the dentist will assess your individual needs and create an approach that is tailored to you.
We remove wisdom teeth because they can cause a variety of oral and dental health problems. They are the last molars to emerge, often around the ages of 17-25, and may not have enough room to fit in the mouth properly. In cases like this, they can become impacted, putting pressure on other teeth and leading to overcrowding. Additionally, if not removed, wisdom teeth can be difficult to clean properly which increases your risk of tooth decay and additional oral health issues. It is not always necessary to have wisdom teeth removed, but it is important that you speak with a dentist to determine if removal would be beneficial for you.
Recovery after a wisdom tooth extraction can vary depending on the complexity of the procedure and individual healing time. Generally, patients experience some soreness or swelling in the area for a few days to a week, and may also experience bruising around their jaws. Your dentist or oral surgeon may provide antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection and will likely recommend ice packs to help with any pain or swelling. It is important to follow all post-operative instructions given by your dentist or oral surgeon for a successful recovery.
At Wing Dental, we provide a safe and comfortable procedure for removing your wisdom teeth. Our highly trained staff will make sure that the process is as stress-free as possible for patients of all ages. We are able to perform procedures quickly and efficiently with minimal discomfort and maximum results.
If you're considering having your wisdom teeth removed don't hesitate to get in touch with us today! We will be happy to provide an assessment and discuss any concerns or questions you may have about the procedure.