Wisdom Teeth Removal

What is Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Wisdom teeth typically begin to show up on dental x-rays around the time a person is 18 years old. Unfortunately, wisdom teeth can become painful and even infected when left in place. If you don’t have enough room for them to come in, they become impacted and stuck underneath the gums. Removing these wisdom teeth can help to prevent future dental problems from happening.

Why is Wisdom Teeth Removal needed?

If you have impacted wisdom teeth, it is best to have them removed as soon as possible. Left intact, the wisdom teeth can cause severe pain, swelling, infections and even damage to nearby teeth. In many cases, wisdom teeth can cause other teeth to shift and become crowded. It is never too early or too late to have these wisdom teeth removed.

What Is Wisdom Teeth Removal
Why Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Needed

Who is a candidate for Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Dr. Alfonso will examine your teeth to determine if you may need to have your wisdom teeth removed. X-rays are helpful in identifying where the wisdom teeth are and whether or not they are impacted. If you need to have your wisdom teeth removed, it is important to have surgery as soon as possible. This prevents problems from happening that are related to your wisdom teeth.

What happens during Wisdom Teeth Removal?

To begin the procedure, we will administer an anesthetic or sedative to calm you down during surgery. Dr. Alfonso then makes a small incision through the gums and removes the underlying wisdom tooth. Sutures are placed through the gums to help in healing them. You will experience some pain and discomfort for the first few days following surgery. This is normal and will go away when following the aftercare instructions and keeping the area clean. We are here to help if you experience any post-operative complications following the surgery itself. Your oral and dental health will benefit from having these teeth removed.

If you think you might need or would benefit from wisdom tooth removal, call us today so that we can get you in for an appointment.