Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Your wisdom teeth are the last teeth to grow in and are often the most difficult. They frequently become impacted, or unable to properly emerge from your jaw. When your wisdom teeth partially erupt, it can contribute to a variety of painful conditions.
The human jaw is becoming smaller, which often results in the wisdom teeth becoming impacted. These impacted teeth can cause pain and discomfort, especially if you have a prescription or take certain medications that are hard on your gums. If there is not enough space in your mouth for wisdom teeth to come in naturally, they may become infected or impacted. Extraction is necessary in these cases.
When wisdom tooth extraction is required?
A dentist may recommend wisdom tooth extraction if they believe future dental problems are imminent and could be prevented by removing a wisdom tooth or teeth. Pain caused by the wisdom tooth getting trapped within the jawbone of the gums, tooth decay of an embedded and partially-erupted wisdom tooth, damage to any connected teeth, or orthodontic problems with jaw and tooth alignment are some common issues associated with impacted wisdom teeth that can cause major dental issues.
Risks of saying NO to wisdom tooth extraction
Not having enough room in your mouth for your third molars to fully erupt can cause a number of problems. Impacted wisdom teeth should be extracted before their root structure expands. If your wisdom teeth are not removed on time, you might face some of these problems:
Damage to adjacent teeth
When you’re ready to have your wisdom teeth removed, D&R professionals will perform an in-depth consultation and examination to determine the best course of treatment for you. If your wisdom teeth are partially erupted or not erupted at all and there is a chance that they could break through the gum, you may need to go under general anesthesia so that we can properly remove them without additional risk of complications like damage to nearby tissue, injury to soft tissue or nerves in the mouth and jaw, or joint problems after surgery. Your bone removal will be performed under IV sedation or using a local anesthetic with a sedative to keep you relaxed and comfortable during surgery.
How should I prepare myself for wisdom tooth removal?
Wisdom teeth removal surgery is considered quite routine by most dentists, but it’s still a surgery and comes with some risks. If you were suggested to have your wisdom teeth removed, start by asking your dentist a lot of questions to make sure that you feel comfortable and confident about the surgical process.
If you’re facing a wisdom tooth extraction surgery, make sure to carefully review your dentist’s written instructions for pre-op preparations. Most likely, you will be required to avoid taking any non-prescription medications and eating or drinking for several hours before the procedure. If you have any questions about your wisdom teeth removal surgery at our office in Miami please don’t hesitate to ask!
The recovery process is similar to most dental procedures, however, there are a few specific considerations. Even though the surgery itself is painless, the recovery might not be. The recovery will partially depend on your ability and willingness to follow the dentist's post-op written procedures and suggestions.
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