The third molars, also known as the wisdom teeth, can be detrimental to oral health. While some patients have sufficient space in their mouths to accommodate the wisdom teeth, most of us don’t. Over time, the human mouth has become smaller, leaving less room for our 32 teeth.
When the last four teeth (the wisdom teeth) begin to erupt, they push against the existing teeth. Some are not even able to burst through the gums. They become stuck, resulting in impacted wisdom teeth.
We can take an x-ray to determine whether or not you have adequate space in your mouth for your wisdom teeth. If not, we will recommend wisdom teeth removal. At the Morrisville Dentist, we strive to make every tooth extraction painless.
Risks of Wisdom Teeth
- Soft tissue impacted wisdom teeth
- Partial bony impaction
- Complete bony impaction
- Damage to other teeth
- Cysts or tumors
All of the problems linked to impacted wisdom teeth cause severe pain. If your final molars pose a threat to your overall health, we will suggest you move forward with wisdom teeth removal.
Before the Tooth Extraction
First, we will conduct a thorough examination of the wisdom teeth and the surrounding teeth. We will use advanced x-ray technology to evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth. At the Morrisville Dentist, we only recommend tooth extraction (or any other procedure) if we believe it will be truly beneficial to your wellbeing.
Early evaluation and treatment are recommended to provide optimal results and minimal discomfort related to the wisdom teeth.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Process
Wisdom teeth removal is a popular procedure, and we are quite experienced in making it comfortable for our patients. We offer:
- Local anesthesia
- Sedation options if desired
- Patient amenities
We will help you sit back and relax during your wisdom teeth removal. You may feel pressure but should not feel any pain. Our expert will rock the tooth gently if it is already erupted, or make a small incision to remove it from under the gums.
Rest assured that we care about your procedure and recovery. We will give you the instructions and tools you need to feel good while healing.
If you have not yet had a wisdom teeth assessment, contact the Morrisville Dentist today.