Convenient Wisdom Teeth Removal Right In Your Neighborhood
Wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure that many people need. Your wisdom teeth — third rear molars that come in when you are between 17 and 25 years old — often cause problems in your mouth.
Why would you need to get wisdom teeth removed? Your teeth may be crowded in your mouth, causing problems with teeth coming in properly. Sometimes your wisdom teeth are not straight up and down, and when they come in they damage other teeth. Also, your far back teeth are notoriously hard to clean, and having wisdom teeth can put you at risk for tooth decay and cavities.
Sometimes your wisdom teeth become stuck below the gum, which is known as being “impacted.” This is dangerous and the teeth will need to be removed to avoid future mouth pain and tooth damage.
There’s nothing to fear with wisdom teeth removal. It’s a common process that takes less than an hour. You’ll start with a consultation where you’ll discuss your teeth, your dental needs, and any medications you use. You can ask any questions you have as well, and plan for the day of the procedure.
On surgery day, you’ll either be numb or asleep during the process. You’ll probably need a day off work or school and a ride home after the removal. You’ll have some swelling and discomfort for a few days, and it will take a few weeks to completely heal.
If you’re wondering whether you need wisdom teeth removal, schedule a free consultation with Brighter Smile. We’ll review your dental records and history and examine your teeth. We can let you know if there’s room for wisdom teeth to come in or if they need to be removed. Ask us any questions you have. Contact us for an appointment today!