Wisdom Teeth Removal
What is Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Wisdom teeth typically begin to develop around the time a person is 18 years old. If there is enough room within the mouth, the wisdom teeth can come through the gums easily and become a part of your smile. However, if you don’t have enough room for your wisdom teeth to come in, they may become impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth can be painful, uncomfortable and even be problematic to your oral health.
Why would Wisdom Teeth Removal be needed?
Left untreated, impacted wisdom teeth can cause many different problems. Not only can they be painful and cause tenderness and discomfort, but they can damage surrounding teeth and cause the other teeth to shift. This can result in overcrowding, which requires extensive orthodontic care to treat. It is best to have problematic wisdom teeth removed as soon as possible to prevent these problems from happening.
Who is a candidate for Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Dr. Bloom can examine your teeth to determine if you might need or would benefit from wisdom teeth removal. Special x-rays are taken to give us a better view of your wisdom teeth and their exact placement. We will then create a treatment plan specific to your needs. Regardless of age, it is never a bad idea to remove problematic wisdom teeth so that you can benefit your future oral health.
What happens during Wisdom Teeth Removal?
The procedure will begin with anesthetic or sedation used to numb the area. Dr. Bloom creates an incision through the gums and lifts the underlying wisdom tooth from the mouth using special tools. The gums are then stitched to ensure they heal properly. You will be able to go home after surgery with important aftercare instructions. It is normal to have some pain and swelling for the first few days following surgery, especially if you have had all four wisdom teeth removed.
If you think you might need to have your wisdom teeth removed and want to benefit from our low office wait times, call us today to speak with one of our friendly staff members.