Wisdom teeth removal can happen to anybody. Wisdom teeth are the final molars to develop on each side of your mouth, and generally emerge when you are between the ages of 16 and 20. These molars are in the very back of your mouth, and when healthy and properly positioned, they can be a great asset. Unfortunately, however, wisdom teeth often need to be removed for a number of different reasons.
The most common cause of wisdom teeth removal is when they become impacted. This occurs when the jaw is too small to accommodate the additional teeth, resulting in them being trapped under the gum and bone, or in them coming in sideways or only part way. Your jaw may feel sore, or it may swell. Teeth that come in sideways may cause damage to the inner lining of the cheek. This can be a painful situation to endure when it happens, and the teeth need to be removed. Impacted wisdom teeth may also lead to unintentional teeth grinding, which can cause damage to your other teeth as well, wearing them down prematurely, or even chipping and/or breaking them.
Wisdom teeth removal is a fairly routine procedure, one that the professionals at Stonebridge Dental have performed many times. Your dentist will numb the area around the teeth in your mouth using a local anesthetic, or use IV sedation to put you to sleep throughout the procedure. The teeth will then be removed, either by pulling or cutting them out (depending on how impacted they are). Once this is done you will be asked to bite down gently on a small piece of gauze for a period of 30-45 minutes to stop any bleeding that may occur. After you are home, you may experience some minor swelling and pain, which should clear up in a day or two. If it doesn’t, or if your swelling and pain is severe or you experience prolonged bleeding and fever, you should call your dentist immediately.
Wisdom Teeth Removal At Stonebridge Dental
If impacted or improperly positioned wisdom teeth are causing you pain, there is no need to endure it any longer. Call Stonebridge Dental today at 972-547-0554 for an appointment today. Our caring and professional staff is ready to help you get those troublesome wisdom teeth removed so that you can show the world your happy, pain-free smile once again.
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