Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Your wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. Ifthe wisdom teeth do not come out normally, they may affect the other teeth in the mouth. Such cases call for extraction of the wisdom teeth.
Extraction of the wisdom teeth is a common procedure and may need to be done for the following reasons:
- If the jaw is too small, it may be unable accommodate all the teeth, causing crowding and increasing the chance of wisdom teeth impaction. This prevents the wisdom teeth from emerging properly
- If a wisdom tooth does not emerge fully through the gums, the chances of bacterial infection are increased
- If the wisdom teeth eruptin a crooked manner, they could damage other teeth in the jaw, leading to bite problems
- Sometimes the development of a cyst around an unerupted wisdom tooth could cause injury and infection to the nerve tissue or adjacent bone
Wisdom tooth extraction isperformed under the effect of local anesthesia. First the area is numbed and then the gum tissue is opened to access the tooth. The tooth is gently removed at once or may have to be cut into pieces before removal. After removing the tooth, sutures are placed on the site. The recovery period is only a few days, during which you should avoid eating hard or hot foods and regularly take the prescribed medication to get rid of any pain. If swelling occurs, it can be controlled using an ice pack.
If your wisdom teeth need extraction, it is best to get it donein a comfortable and painless way. At Classic Dental Arts, we take care of your comfort while performing dental procedures with a high level of skill and artistry. Call (732) 301-6333 for an appointment today.