Wisdom Tooth Extraction At The Warren Smile Center in New
Healthy and properly positioned wisdom teeth can be a valuable asset to the mouth, but in many cases, wisdom teeth are not properly positioned and simply cause dental problems. If the jaw is not large enough to accommodate the wisdom teeth, they often become impacted. Some may grow sideways and only partially emerge from the gums. Dr. Kayserman and Dr. Stein offer wisdom tooth extraction at Warren Smile Center for patients whose wisdom teeth have become or have the potential to become detrimental to their dental health.
Why should I have my wisdom teeth extracted?
Problem wisdom teeth may or may not cause jaw pain. In either circumstance, the dentist can determine if wisdom tooth extraction is necessary by examining an x-ray. Patients should consider an x-ray to monitor the positioning of wisdom teeth around the age of 16 to 19 years old. During this time period, roots are not fully developed, surrounding bone is softer, and fewer complications occur during surgery. An x-ray will determine if your wisdom teeth are partially erupt, impacted, or surrounded by a cyst or tumor. All three of these conditions will eventually harm surrounding teeth and warrant wisdom tooth extraction before permanent damage occurs. Below is a chart which outlines the harm that these three conditions may cause to your dental health.
|Why Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Extracted?||Side Effects Of Problem Wisdom Teeth|
|Partially erupted wisdom teeth||Wisdom teeth which are only partially erupt will leave an opening for bacteria. This may cause infection, resulting in pain, jaw stiffness, swelling, and illness.|
|Impacted wisdom teeth||Impacted wisdom teeth may continue to grow despite their improper position, misaligning and possibly damaging surrounding teeth. Persistent pressure will eventually destroy a healthy second molar.|
|Cysts or tumors around wisdom teeth||Cysts or tumors that form may potentially destroy surrounding tooth structures, such as bone or tooth roots.|
What can I expect from my wisdom tooth extraction?
Wisdom tooth extraction may require IV sedation. Dr. Stein will make a small incision in the gum and remove the wisdom tooth . Stitches will be required to close the incision once the procedure is complete. A responsible adult will be required to drive you home following the procedure. Patients should relax and drink only liquids and soft food, such as yogurt, Jell-O, and pudding, during the days after their wisdom tooth extraction. Some swelling, bruising, and discomfort may occur. This can be assuaged by cold compresses and an anti-inflammatory. Dr. Stein and Dr. Kayserman will discuss the proper after care for your wisdom tooth extraction during your initial consultation.