About Wisdom Tooth Removal
Our last two molars frequently show up during the late teen are called wisdom teeth. Positioned in the back corners of each arch, wisdom teethadditionally called the third molars usually don't have sufficient room to comfortably grow in, are troublesome to keep in good shape, and may need removal to safeguard general dental health. Wisdom teeth could be impacted (trapped in the gums or bone), poorly aligned, or unable to come in all the way, resulting in several oral problems.D.M.D. Ahmad Muhieddine conducts third molar extractions for Cypress, TX individuals to enhance dental health and defend against misalignment and decay. If you or your teen have problematic or ingrown wisdom teeth, set up an exam at Fairfield Dental Care and Ortho. to find out about your treatment options.
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Are You a Candidate? for Wisdom Tooth Extractions
Ideally, third molar extractions are done for patients aged 17 – 25 years. Not all molars will conclusively require extraction, but keeping impacted wisdom teeth inside of the mouth can result in additional potential dental problems in the future. could suggest wisdom teeth extraction for patients who experience:
- Unevenly spaced teeth
- Periodontal irritation, cheek swelling, or jaw joint pain
- The formation of a cyst in the jaw
- Improper room to allow proper emergence
- Fully or semi-impacted?third molars beneath the gumline or bone
- Damage to the wisdom teeth or those who have a hard time the wisdom teeth clear of debris
The Wisdom Teeth Removal Process
Fairfield Dental Care and Ortho. carries out wisdom tooth removals the patient under regional anesthesia; however, this surgery could also be paired with sedation dentistry to improve relaxation. Most cases of wisdom teeth removal require a surgical method, especially if the teeth are ingrown, have arched roots, or are solidly situated in the jawbone tissue. When creates an opening in the gums to access the tooth, He may section it into parts, enabling a simpler removal. Based on your unique case, each of the wisdom teeth might be extracted in the same procedure. Sutures might be added to safeguard the removal regions and move along the healing process. Our incredibly knowledgeable team will send you off with aftercare directions to follow for the subsequent days.
Recovery Following Oral Surgery
People who receive further types of sedation to calm them throughout their procedure will need to be accompanied by a dependable adult to drive them home. For the first few days, it's critical to restrict spitting, sipping with a straw, having hot or cold foods and liquids, and to completely cease using tobacco and using e-cigs. These actions will often detach the scabbing at the removal site and lead to a condition known as "dry socket." It is not out of the ordinary to have jaw puffiness and aching after third molar removals, which could be improved with prescription or drugstore pain relievers and cold packs held against the jaw area. Our staff will provide you with instructions to help you care for your dental health during recovery and schedule a checkup session to assess your extraction sites as they heal.
Other Extraction Types
Oftentimes, types of teeth besides the wisdom teeth need to be extracted to preserve dental wellness. These instances generally include serious cavities, chipped teeth, worsening jawbone loss, or teeth that cannot be repaired. Younger patients may need extractions to take out retained deciduous teeth or to facilitate orthodontic services. Though consistently strives to keep natural teeth, the preferred solution for some oral conditions might be an extraction.
Are Extractions Covered by Insurance?
Preventive surgeries, such as tooth removals, could be fully taken care of by specific dental insurance programs. However, some sedation offerings might not be paid for. Our billing team will go over your treatment plan and inform you of any outstanding personal expenses before your procedure. Fairfield Dental Care and Ortho. accepts various kinds of dental financing, as well as a wide array of payment options.
FAQ About Wisdom Teeth Extractions
#1: What happens if you don’t remove wisdom teeth?
If they do not grow in properly or have enough room in the mouth, wisdom teeth can cause dental problems including damage to surrounding teeth and jaw, development of cysts, inflamed/infected gums, tooth decay (cavities), alignment issues, or sinus problems.
#2: What are the symptoms that wisdom teeth should be extracted?
Symptoms of wisdom teeth that should be extracted include pain, tenderness, swelling around the gums, discharge if there is an abscess or infection, or if you can see it partially poking through the gums behind the second molar.
#3: At what age do people get wisdom teeth?
Most people get their wisdom teeth in their late teens to early twenties. There are some instances where wisdom teeth develop as a pre-teen or older adult.
#4: What is an impacted wisdom tooth?
A wisdom tooth is considered impacted if there is not enough room in the mouth after the second molar for the wisdom tooth to emerge and develop normally. The tooth is then considered trapped or impacted.
#5: What is the recovery period for wisdom teeth extractions?
It usually takes approximately 7-10 days to recover from wisdom tooth extraction surgery., Some patients may experience shorter or longer recovery times depending on how their body heals.
#6: Will there be swelling after wisdom teeth are removed?
It is normal to experience some swelling, minor pain, and bruising after wisdom tooth extractions. The swelling will improve after a few days. You can use ice packs and over-the-counter pain relievers to manage your symptoms.
#7: What can I eat after wisdom teeth extraction?
Immediately following surgery, it is recommended to start with clear liquids, without the use of a straw. If this is tolerated, you may be able to move to a dairy-based diet, such as ice cream, smoothies, yogurt, or pudding. Eventually, you can progress to soft foods such as apple sauce, mashed potatoes, pasta, or scrambled eggs. Avoid spicy foods, food with seeds, hard or chewy foods, acidic foods and drinks.
Plan Your Procedure
Wisdom Tooth Extractions Preserve Your Health and Smile
Ahmad Muhieddine is excited to provide wisdom tooth extractions to ensure the long-term wellness of your family's smiles. This precision dental treatment is frequently done for Cypress, TX adults and teens and might be necessary if comfortable dental emergence is not progressing or further roadblocks are present. To hear additional facts about wisdom tooth extraction, schedule an appointment at Fairfield Dental Care and Ortho. as soon as you can.