About Wisdom Tooth Removal
The last pair of teeth frequently emerge during the late teen are called wisdom teeth. Located in the rear areas of both arches, wisdom teethalso referred to as the third molars typically lack sufficient room to effectively grow in, are troublesome to keep bacteria-free, and may require extraction to safeguard general oral health. Wisdom teeth can be impacted (trapped under the gum tissues or jaw), misaligned, or not able to emerge as they should, causing a host of dental problems. DentalWorks Dentists conducts wisdom teeth extractions for US individuals to increase dental health and safeguard against an uneven bite and decay. If you or a member of your family has problematic or impacted wisdom teeth, call for a checkup at DentalWorks to find out about your many options.
Are You a Candidate?
Ideally, wisdom teeth removals are done for individuals between the ages of 17 – 25. Not all patients' molars will definitively need extraction, though keeping ill-fitting wisdom teeth inside of the mouth might lead to further possible dental concerns in the long run. may perform wisdom teeth extraction for patients who experience:
- Improper surface area for proper molar emergence
- Totally or semi-impacted?third molars within the gum tissues or bone
- Periodontal irritation (pericoronitis), mid-face swelling, or TMJ aches
- Overcrowded teeth
- The development of a growth in the mandible
- Deterioration of the wisdom teeth or those who struggle with the wisdom teeth bacteria-free
The Wisdom Teeth Removal Process
DentalWorks conducts third molar removals the patient under regional anesthesia; however, this procedure might also be done with oral-conscious or IV sedation techniques to enhance comfort. A large number of cases of wisdom teeth extraction necessitate a surgical approach, specifically when the teeth are impacted, have abnormally shaped roots, or are securely held within the jawbone. Once makes an incision in the gum tissues to access the impacted molar, They will often divide it into segments, which allows for a simpler extraction. Based on your individual needs, each of your wisdom teeth could be taken care of in the same procedure. Sutures could be placed to protect the extraction regions and encourage the healing period. Our highly experienced staff will offer you post-surgical instructions to adhere to during the next several days.
Recovery Following Oral Surgery
Those who require more advanced types of oral or IV sedation to relax them throughout their procedure will need to be accompanied by a trustworthy adult to transport them home. During the first several days, it's critical to restrict spitting, drinking through a straw, choosing hot or cold foods and liquids, and to completely cease using tobacco and using e-cigs. These habits will probably displace the blood clot in your extraction site and lead to a disorder called "dry socket." It is expected to notice jaw puffiness and aching after wisdom teeth extractions, which could be improved with prescription or drugstore pain medication and cold compresses applied to the face. Our dental professionals will give you tips to help you take care of your dental health at home and set up a check-in visit to assess your surgical sites while they improve.
Other Extraction Types
Occasionally, kinds of teeth other than the third molars need to be removed to enhance oral health. These instances often involve serious tooth decay, broken teeth, worsening jawbone deterioration, or teeth that just cannot be restored. Kids might require extractions to take out unyielding baby teeth or to begin orthodontic treatment. Although always hopes to keep natural teeth, the ideal treatment for some dental problems may be an extraction.
Are Extractions Covered by Insurance?
Advanced surgeries, such as tooth extractions, may be completely or partly covered by specific dental insurance plans. However, sedation dentistry treatments may not be paid for. Our financial staff will assess your treatment plan and inform you of any additional out-of-pocket expenses prior to the day of your procedure. DentalWorks takes many kinds of dental payment plans, as well as a wide selection of payment solutions.
FAQ About Wisdom Teeth Extractions
#1: What happens if you don’t remove wisdom teeth?
If they do not grow in properly or have enough room in the mouth, wisdom teeth can cause dental problems including damage to surrounding teeth and jaw, development of cysts, inflamed/infected gums, tooth decay (cavities), alignment issues, or sinus problems.
#2: What are the symptoms that wisdom teeth should be extracted?
Symptoms of wisdom teeth that should be extracted include pain, tenderness, swelling around the gums, discharge if there is an abscess or infection, or if you can see it partially poking through the gums behind the second molar.
#3: At what age do people get wisdom teeth?
Most people get their wisdom teeth in their late teens to early twenties. There are some instances where wisdom teeth develop as a pre-teen or older adult.
#4: What is an impacted wisdom tooth?
A wisdom tooth is considered impacted if there is not enough room in the mouth after the second molar for the wisdom tooth to emerge and develop normally. The tooth is then considered trapped or impacted.
#5: What is the recovery period for wisdom teeth extractions?
It usually takes approximately 7-10 days to recover from wisdom tooth extraction surgery., Some patients may experience shorter or longer recovery times depending on how their body heals.
#6: Will there be swelling after wisdom teeth are removed?
It is normal to experience some swelling, minor pain, and bruising after wisdom tooth extractions. The swelling will improve after a few days. You can use ice packs and over-the-counter pain relievers to manage your symptoms.
#7: What can I eat after wisdom teeth extraction?
Immediately following surgery, it is recommended to start with clear liquids, without the use of a straw. If this is tolerated, you may be able to move to a dairy-based diet, such as ice cream, smoothies, yogurt, or pudding. Eventually, you can progress to soft foods such as apple sauce, mashed potatoes, pasta, or scrambled eggs. Avoid spicy foods, food with seeds, hard or chewy foods, acidic foods and drinks.
Plan Your Procedure
Preserve Your Health and Smile
DentalWorks Dentists is thrilled to provide wisdom tooth extractions to maintain the future health of your family's mouths. This advanced oral treatment is frequently performed for US patients and might be necessary if normal dental emergence is not likely to occur or other concerns exist. To receive additional information about wisdom tooth extraction, call for a visit at DentalWorks at your earliest convenience.