When a person’s wisdom teeth come in and there is not enough room in their mouth, they may need to undergo a wisdom tooth extraction procedure. This is a very common procedure, which can be performed before the wisdom teeth break through the gums or after they have come in.
Sometimes, wisdom teeth are impacted, which means they are coming in at an angle. When this is the case, the wisdom teeth can cause severe pain and may cause other teeth to move.
Little Need for Wisdom Teeth
Some believe wisdom teeth served a purpose in our distant past. However, in our modern world today, we have very little need for wisdom teeth. Since the need for this final set of molars is so little, a wisdom tooth extraction is a common procedure most people will go through at some point in their lives.
When the pain of these extra teeth starts, it should not be ignored. The pain is often a sign of crowding or an impacted wisdom tooth. It is important to schedule an appointment if you feel pain from wisdom teeth coming in.
Removing Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom tooth extraction is often an outpatient procedure. It will be performed by an oral surgeon or dentist. The procedure can be very easy, but this largely depends on the position of the wisdom teeth needing removal. We will be able to answer any questions you may have and give you an idea of how long the procedure should last and what you can expect.
A local anesthetic will be used to numb the area before surgery. In some cases, sedation is an option. After the area has been numbed, the wisdom teeth will be extracted as carefully as possible. The goal is to extract the teeth without causing any disturbance to the bone.
When Should you See Your Dentist about Your Wisdom Teeth?
Often, you won’t be able to see a fully impacted tooth with the naked eye. Your dentist will need to take x-rays of your mouth to see what is really going on behind your gums.
If you are not sure about the state of your wisdom teeth, but you start to feel consistent pain, you should come into the office so we can help. We will be able to look deeper and see what is really going on. If you do have an impacted wisdom tooth, we may recommend wisdom tooth extraction to ease the pain and keep the rest of your teeth from being affected.
If you are a new patient, you can take advantage of our new patient special. We are currently offering an exam and two x-rays for $89. Once we can determine the severity of the issue, we can devise a treatment plan, which we will discuss with you upon your visit. In most cases, we can perform the extraction the same day.
Don’t wait to act If you are experiencing pain and discomfort. Call our office or use the appointment request form to schedule with us today! If this is an emergency, you can page the doctor at (215) 250-1626.
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