WISDOM TEETH EXTRACTION
We Provide a Nearly Pain-free Experience
Wisdom teeth or third molars, are the last teeth to normally develop in the adult mouth. Third molars are the four back teeth that generally erupt between the ages of 17 and 21—often angled and not in a functional position. It is not uncommon for there to be limited space for wisdom teeth to erupt and can affect other permanent teeth. When wisdom teeth appear, if there are challenges, brushing and keeping those areas clean can be quite difficult leading to higher incidences of decay and soft tissue infections.
Why Consider Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Because of the common problems associated with wisdom teeth, they are often removed. Having your wisdom teeth removed is a procedure that helps to protect oral health and your overall health and wellness. Those who do not remove their wisdom teeth will want to schedule routine dental appointments as the potential for developing problems with wisdom teeth health increases with age. Untreated wisdom teeth can lead to:
Some patients may develop a serious gum condition if wisdom teeth are not removed. Periodontal disease damages the gums and can destroy the jawbone. Bacteria may then spread and infect more teeth.
Bacteria can collect in difficult to clean areas that may cause infection.
Pain is the most common symptom when wisdom teeth begin to erupt.
Wisdom teeth can cause decay or resorption of neighboring teeth.
Eruption of wisdom teeth may cause sinus pain, pressure and congestion.
Impacted teeth do not have the potential to erupt so you cannot use them to chew.
Permanent teeth may shift, undoing the effects of braces.
Cysts and/or Tumors
A fluid-filled cyst or tumor may form around untreated wisdom teeth. This can lead to more serious problems as it hollows out the jaw and damages surrounding nerves, teeth and other structures.
Length of Procedure
Wisdom teeth procedures typically take 30 to 60 minutes. You can expect to be in our office 1.5 to 2 hours for consultation, procedure and in-office recovery time.