Because there is not much space left by the time wisdom teeth try to emerge, they can come in sideways or become impacted. Wisdom teeth, also known as the third molars, can cause a range of serious problems, including:
- Pain in your jaw
- Damage to your roots and bone
- Gum disease
Dr. Nylander offers comprehensive examinations to evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth and make a plan of action. It is always better to address issues with wisdom teeth sooner rather than later. This is because the roots of the teeth are still forming and are more easily removed at an early stage of growth. Recovery is also quicker the younger you are.
Extracting wisdom teeth is a routine procedure and is usually handled on an outpatient basis. We know and understand that many people fear having teeth removed. At Allen Dentistry, we offer expert wisdom teeth removal and care. We will discuss and agree upon appropriate anesthesia to alleviate any apprehension you may feel. Three methods of sedation are typically used with wisdom teeth removal: nitrous oxide (laughing gas), local anesthesia, and general anesthesia. Before the procedure, we will talk about what is involved and answer all of your questions. Our office is equipped with amenities to make the entire experience a pleasant one.
Post-operative care of your mouth is very important. Several stitches are used to suture the gums to minimize bleeding. It is common to experience some mild pain and swelling, so we recommend a soft foods diet and rest. In only a day or two, you will be able to resume your normal activities.
At Allen Dentistry, we offer comprehensive wisdom tooth removal in a clean, safe, and comfortable environment. If you have questions or are ready to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.
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