Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Your wisdom teeth are located in the very back of your mouth and are referred to as the 3rd molars. When you don’t have enough room for these molars, it can cause pain and become inflamed in that area of the mouth. This can become very frustrating and leave you unable to chew correctly.
Sometimes our jaws do not have the adequate space required to retain our wisdom teeth, which often become enclosed within the bone or the soft tissue, and the tooth attempts to create space for itself. The process can create negative repercussions that become evident regardless of whether you are young or an adult. Because the teeth rarely come out straight, they become impacted and cause other oral health problems:
- They are crowding the other teeth in the mouth because of insufficient space.
- We are creating cavities in the teeth directly in front of the wisdom teeth because of the cramped quarters in the back of the mouth and lack of ability to clean them.
- It leads to infections and cysts within the jawbone because of the formulation of bacteria.
To prevent these negative consequences, we recommend the removal of the third molar at a young age. Extracting the tooth when a patient is more youthful, typically mid to late teens, allows the dentist to remove the tooth before the root has fully developed. This makes the extraction easier and the recovery faster for you.
- We offer sedation during this procedure, allowing you to be comfortable during the entire process.
- This procedure lasts for approximately an hour and is generally performed in-office by our highly skilled and experienced dentists.
If you are experiencing pain in the wisdom tooth or would like to have the wisdom tooth extracted before the beginning of any problems, call us at 757-465-8900.
Have You Wondered Why They Are Called Wisdom Teeth?
Does keeping the wisdom teeth without extraction make you smarter in any way? Not really, because it will be wiser for you to have a wisdom tooth extraction before it creates any dental problems.
If you have problems with your wisdom teeth, give us a call for an appointment. We will do a complete exam and take all the necessary x-rays and pictures to determine what will need to be done. We will also discuss sedation options with you to be comfortable during the procedure.