Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth Removal by Comfortable Care DentalWisdom teeth removal is a common dental procedure done to avoid crowding in your mouth. Your wisdom teeth, or third molars, are prone to problems during their eruption. The wisdom teeth are the last teeth to break through the gum tissue, usually between the ages of 17 and 21, and often there is not enough room on the jaw to support them. If wisdom teeth are allowed to erupt, they may do so sideways, only partially, or the wisdom teeth may be impacted, or trapped. These problems may lead to pain, infection, and gum line and facial swelling. Routine checkups will help Dr. Kostrzewski determine when wisdom teeth extraction is necessary.
Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth extraction is a common oral surgery procedure but requires a high degree of skill to remove wisdom teeth that are impacted or that have not yet erupted. Often time’s patients are placed under oral sedation to create a more comfortable procedure. There may be some minor risks involved when extracting wisdom teeth such as discomfort, bleeding, swelling and lower lip numbness but these are not lingering side effects. The disadvantages to keeping wisdom teeth far outweigh the problems associated with their removal including the potential shifting of surrounding teeth, jaw pain and interruptions with normal sinus functionality. Your consultation will reveal your need to get your wisdom teeth removed.

Wisdom Teeth Recovery

Many patients are concerned with the recovery time after their wisdom teeth are removed. The recovery time typically takes about one week, with the gum area being healed in about three weeks. After your wisdom teeth removal, you can expect some bleeding which can be controlled with moist gauze placed over the extraction site. Some people have utilized teabags over the extraction site because they offer benefits in the form of clot formation.

Most people experience facial swelling after wisdom teeth removal. This can be relieved with the application of ice wrapped in a cloth as it is applied to the swollen facial area. For pain or discomfort from the extraction, we may prescribe medications and antibiotics to keep infections clear of the surrounding tissue area. For more questions about wisdom teeth removal or to schedule a consultation with the doctor, please contact our office today.

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