The third molars, also known as wisdom teeth, are prone to infections and decay since they are located so far back in the mouth. Most people need wisdom teeth extractions because their mouth isn’t big enough to hold the extra set of molars. These teeth are usually the last to erupt through the gums, which can cause crowding and other problems with the alignment of the teeth.
At Lux Dental, we offer top-notch service to help you feel comfortable during your teeth extractions. We invite you to contact us to schedule a consultation and learn more about the treatment.
Why Should the Wisdom Teeth Be Removed?
It isn’t necessary for every person to have their wisdom teeth removed, although this treatment is needed in the majority of the population. The wisdom teeth usually break through the gums between the ages of 17 and 21, and the extra teeth can crowd out the mouth and lead to other issues.
In a situation where the mouth is too crowded, then the teeth might grow in sideways or be impacted in the mouth. Often, these problems lead to infection, pain, swelling, and irritation to the surrounding teeth. The best solution is to remove the wisdom teeth to protect the quality of your smile.
What to Expect from Wisdom Teeth Removal
Since most people need to have their wisdom teeth removed, this treatment is one of the most common types of dental surgery. But, taking out the wisdom teeth isn’t quite as simple as a basic tooth extraction. Many times, the extraction requires that the teeth are removed before they have erupted through the gums, so the dentist needs to make an incision and carefully pull out the teeth from the gum line.
If the teeth are impacted, then it might require a visit to an oral surgeon. The best way to determine the treatment that you need is by scheduling a consultation with your dentist. A dental professional will complete a thorough examination to determine if local anesthetics will be sufficient or if heavy sedation will be better.
After the extraction is complete, you will experience some side-effects while the areas are healing: pain, swelling, bleeding, numbness, and more. With proper care and rest, your mouth will quickly heal, and you can return to normal daily activities.
Do you need to have your wisdom teeth taken out? Call our office to schedule a consultation with our experienced team at Lux Dental.