Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Wisdom teeth removal is an oral surgery that carries very low risks. At Flintridge Dental Group, our team of experts determines whether you need wisdom teeth removal treatment and when. If you have healthy and functional third molars, also known as wisdom teeth, they can be useful. However, there are some reasons when you need wisdom teeth removal treatment.
In some cases, instead of having healthy wisdom teeth, you need to go through wisdom teeth removal procedure because of orthodontic treatment.
While in other cases, the wisdom teeth can be impacted or partially impacted by the gum in misalignment. If you are impacted in your mouth, the wisdom teeth in your mouth can cause pain, infection, and swelling.
They can put pressure on your adjacent teeth and can make a permanent damage. In some cases, impacted wisdom teeth can cause the formation of cysts and even tumors. This can potentially destroy your complete jaw.
Lastly, your wisdom teeth become very hard to clean and decayed. At this stage, wisdom teeth removal process needs to be performed. For these reasons, the smart move to be accepted by you is wisdom teeth removal.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Treatment
The procedure remains the same whether your dentist is performing the tooth extraction. First, a local anesthetic is given to make the procedure more comfortable. In some cases, your dentist can also elect nitrous oxide gas.
Once the area is numb, the process of extraction begins here. Here, the elevator is used to wiggle your tooth in its socket area. And when your tooth gets loosened, the wisdom tooth extraction process is performed using forceps. And in some cases, a surgical handpiece is also used in wisdom teeth removal treatment.
Extraction’s Possible Complications
Tooth extraction also has some possible complications, as other procedures. There can be a very slight chance of infection, bleeding, or dry socket. And sometimes there is a rare chance to have loosened neighboring teeth or their fillings or crown.
Another possibility is that your upper tooth getting displaced into the sinus. Consequently, temporary or permanent numbness and even jaw fracture can happen.
When Should I Remove My Wisdom Tooth?
When should you have wisdom Tooth Extraction? There is no any particular answer for everyone. However, as per your problematic, your dentist may advise you to have wisdom teeth removal. And if your dentist is advising you to remove the wisdom tooth then it is best to remove as soon as possible.
Besides, there are some certain reasons for wisdom teeth removal:
- Decayed wisdom teeth
- Overcrowded teeth
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Gum infection or inflammation
- Partially impacted wisdom teeth
- Pain associated or Bone damage
This advice is based on the fact that the younger you are, the faster you heal. The numbness, jaw problems, fracture, or other problems increase with the age also.
Lastly, we advise you not to leave your troublesome wisdom tooth as it is, get a consultation appointment from your best dentist as soon as possible.