What are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth removal has become almost a rite of passage for many young adults. Wisdom teeth are a type of molar that is found in the very back of your mouth. There are four wisdom teeth: upper left, upper right, lower left, and lower right. These teeth usually appear in late teens or early twenties. They are removed because they so commonly become impacted (fail to erupt) due to a lack of room in the jaw or the angle of entry. This can cause serious pain and other health concerns.
If wisdom teeth removal does not occur when your wisdom teeth become impacted, you may develop gum tenderness, swelling, or even severe pain. Impacted wisdom teeth are susceptible to tooth decay, recurring infections, and even gum disease because they are very hard to clean. Having the wisdom tooth extraction procedure can be much easier in the long run than the consequences of not having it done!
Am I a Candidate for Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Each patient’s wisdom tooth removal situation is unique, and we will take x-rays and discuss your particular wisdom tooth extraction needs with you. If we recommend wisdom teeth removal, it is best to have the wisdom tooth extraction happen sooner rather than later. Generally wisdom tooth extraction occurs in the late teens or early twenties because there is a greater chance that the teeth’s roots have not fully formed and the bone surrounding the teeth is less dense. These two factors can make having wisdom teeth removal easier.
“I nervous about my appointment. Having my wisdom teeth removed. I had the bottoms removed years back and was petrified about the top ones. I just recently started going to this office and was very apprehensive about it all but the staff and Dr help me overcome my anxiety and I schedule the procedure. I was shocked how smoothly things went. They numb me up pretty good because I never felt or saw a needle. I am pleased with the results and very thankful to the staff and Dr. Ramirez to know I’m in Good Hands.”
-Cedric Carter, Patient
The Wisdom Tooth Extraction Process
- To ensure that you are comfortable during the procedure, you will be given local, sedation, or general anesthetic.
- In order to have the wisdom teeth removal procedure, your dentist first needs access to your wisdom teeth. This done by making an incision in the gum tissue to reveal the underlying tooth and bone.
- Your wisdom teeth are then surgically extracted and the site is carefully cleaned of any bone or tooth debris.
- After you have your wisdom teeth extracted, the healing process starts. Depending on your situation, healing time may vary. We will share with you what to expect after wisdom teeth removal and provide instructions for efficient healing after wisdom tooth extraction.
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