Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, typically begin to emerge between the ages of 17 and 25. While some people have no issues with their wisdom teeth, others may experience various problems because of lack of space in the jaw or the teeth erupting at an angle.
Common issues associated with wisdom teeth include:
Impacted Wisdom Teeth: When there is insufficient space for the wisdom teeth to fully emerge, they may become stuck below the gums (impacted). This can lead to pain, infection, gum swelling, and damage to adjacent teeth.
Crowding and Misalignment: Wisdom teeth can exert pressure on surrounding teeth, causing teeth to shift and crowding. This can undo previous orthodontic work.
Tooth Decay and Gum Disease: Wisdom teeth are located at the back of the mouth, making them difficult to clean properly. This increases the chances of gum disease in those hard to reach areas.
The Wisdom Teeth Removal Process:
Consultation and Evaluation: Dr. Michael and Dr. Justine will conduct a comprehensive examination, which may include X-rays, to assess the position, size, and condition of your wisdom teeth. They will explain the procedure to you in detail, answer any questions you may have and develop a personalized treatment plan.
Sedation: We offer various sedation options to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Our dentists will recommend the most appropriate method based on the complexity of the extraction and your anxiety level.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction: Using advanced techniques and instruments, the wisdom teeth are carefully removed.
Post-Extraction Care: After the wisdom teeth removal, our team will provide you with detailed instructions on post-operative care to promote healing and reduce the risk of complications. We will also discuss pain management techniques and provide any necessary prescriptions.
If you are experiencing pain, discomfort, or other issues related to your wisdom teeth, don't hesitate to contact Rolling Creek Family Dentistry.
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