NEED WISDOM TOOTH EXTRACTIONS ?
What You Need To Know About Wisdom Teeth
The wisdom teeth also known as the third molars, usually only come in as you emerge either in the late part of your teenage years or your early twenties. While for many people, their wisdom teeth are usually not a big deal, for a number of others, these third molars result in a number of issues and the only solution is usually an extraction.
At the Family Dentistry Of South Florida, our expert Dentist has been in practice for over a decade and is expertly skilled when it comes to performing this type of extraction, which can contribute greatly to protecting your mouth and teeth health.
The Reason Wisdom Teeth Need To Be Removed
While there are people that experience the emergence of their wisdom with minor discomfort which subsides as soon as the teeth have fully erupted out of the gums, many people go through an entirely different experience. When the wisdom teeth are unable to come in correctly, you are usually faced with various issues that result in the need for an extraction. These can include some of the following:
Gum Infections: When the wisdom teeth are only able to partly emerge, the risks of contracting Pericoronitis heightens. This is known as a type of localized gum-infection. This occurs when there is not enough space for these teeth to come out properly. This often leads to irritating the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth. Food is also able to become trapped in here which offers the fuel needed for bacteria to thrive. This often results in swollen, infected and red tissue. If this occurs, you will more than likely continue to experience swelling and pain.
Cysts: These are described as fluid-filled sacs which usually occur from tooth impaction. If you do not address this particular issue, the sac will continue to grow which can result in destroying the surrounding bone mass. These cysts also pose the potential of causing harm to the adjacent teeth.
Crowding: If there is not enough room available for the wisdom teeth, you will usually experience what is known as crowding. This occurs when the wisdom teeth become impacted which forces them to grow towards your adjacent teeth. The pressure on your surrounding teeth might cause these teeth to move which can throw off your bite and your smile. Impacted wisdom teeth can also result in damages to the adjacent teeth which leaves the surrounding gums and teeth prone to gum disease and tooth decay. These damages can also result in bone-loss in the area of your jaw.
Wisdom Tooth Diagnosis
If you think that your wisdom teeth are going to cause you issues, then a diagnosis from your dentist is a requirement before treatments will be considered. Our professional Dentist conducts comprehensive oral exams to assess whether a treatment is necessary. These exams include an X-ray which will determine the condition of the wisdom teeth, your jawbone and the adjacent teeth.
Extraction of Wisdom Teeth
Having these teeth removed as soon as you have started to notice pain and discomfort is of importance opposed to waiting. If you leave these teeth to grow, the bone become denser and the roots also become longer. These aspects result in a more complex surgery and extended healing times. This is the reason why you should have these teeth extracted as soon as you can.
The procedure will involve an anesthetic. You will often be given the choice of complete sedation or a milder-form. The form of anesthetic chosen will usually be based on your preferences, as some people have too much anxiety, that they prefer not to be conscious for the procedure.
Once you are given the anesthetic, our certified Dentist starts the procedure. This involves loosening the teeth and then prying them out. If the teeth are buried beneath the gums, or the dentist notices more complication then a more invasive technique is involved. This includes cutting into the gums or even the bones if necessary. Healing time is usual after the extraction, yet the benefits of this procedure definitely outweigh the discomfort you might experience for a couple of days.
If you are currently experiencing infections or chronic pain that originates from the back part of your mouth, and you think the problem is your third molars or wisdom teeth, don’t hesitate to call us today to book your consultation for a wisdom tooth extraction at one of our offices nearest your home or office!