Wisdom tooth extraction is a common procedure that many Americans need as their bodies mature. While the need for an extraction is not always be preceded by any particular signals, Symptoms to pay attention to include:
Dr. Tamimi and his team at Royal Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery have the experience to make this procedure painless with little to no downtime.
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to come in, and they can make their appearance anywhere from the late teens to the mid-twenties. Wisdom teeth are often misaligned or impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth are either partially or completely still under the gums. The partial opening in the gums can make it more likely for bacteria to get in to the gums and cause an infection. The position that wisdom teeth hold in the back of the mouth also makes them harder to clean thoroughly while brushing and flossing. The lack of good oral hygiene can make them more vulnerable to infection and decay.
A common solution to these issues is for dentists to extract these wisdom teeth before they are able to become a problem. If you and your dentist decide to extract your wisdom teeth, there are two common scenarios:
Here are the steps your dentist will follow in the extraction of a wisdom tooth:
Upon completion of the extraction, the staff will provide detailed post-operation instructions for you to carry out at home.
At Royal Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, our goal is to preserve your natural teeth as often as possible. We have many restorative options that we would recommend first. However, there are definitely scenarios where the extraction of a tooth is the only good option. Here are a few examples of those types of scenarios:
An extraction is always our last resort because the extraction of a tooth always carries the possibilities of additional complications. Your other teeth, your gums, and your jaws are all affected by an extraction. Our staff will always discuss with you any possible alternatives. We will only recommend an extraction when we feel there is no other viable option. If the decision is made to perform an extraction, we will also inform you of the best options available for replacing the tooth that will be extracted.
Dr. Tamimi At Royal Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery will conduct an onsite full mouth x-ray and review the images with all patients prior to any procedure. Feel free to schedule a consultation today (973) 404-7779.