Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Wisdom teeth extraction is an extremely popular dental procedure that many people are apprehensive about. The idea of oral surgery can cause anxiety even the toughest of people. If you need wisdom teeth removal, and have fears associated with the procedure, you will be in good hands when you choose Gregorin Dental. The dental professionals on staff know how to ease anxieties and provide expert services that will have you enjoying a full recovery in no time.
Why Wisdom Teeth Removal?
The wisdom teeth or the third molars are the last teeth to descend from the jaw bone. Wisdom teeth extraction tends to occur during the late teens and early twenties as this is when they begin to appear. Typically, when wisdom teeth come in, they descend sideways or do not completely emerge. When wisdom teeth appear and do not appropriately grow in alongside the neighboring teeth, dental issues arise and make wisdom tooth removal necessary. Removing wisdom teeth at the first sign of their inappropriate descent can avoid many complications associated with them. At Gregorin Dental, we can determine whether your wisdom teeth will come in properly during the early teenage years. Wisdom teeth extraction should not be delayed, as doing so can increase the risks associated with the procedure.
The most common symptoms associated with the emergence of wisdom teeth include:
- Bacteria growth that often leads to infection
- Shifting of neighboring teeth
- Appearance of cysts around compacted teeth
- Trouble sleeping
- Difficulties eating
Procedure for Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Have no fear when it comes time for the wisdom teeth extraction to take place. You are in professional and caring hands when you choose Gregorin Dental, with the primary goal being your comfort and excellent dental health. If you are dealing with an existing infection from the bacteria present from your wisdom teeth, that will need to be cured before the extraction can take place. You will likely be asked to fast the night before the procedure.
Depending on your specific situation, you may be administered a local anesthetic for the area the teeth will be removed, or an IV sedation which will put you to sleep through the extraction. Once the anesthetic is in place, the dentist will open the gum tissue and remove the wisdom teeth. This is a simple procedure and takes less than 10 minutes. After the teeth are removed, dissolvable stitches will be placed to suture the gums closed.
Recovery from Wisdom Teeth Removal
The recovery time for the procedure is only a few days. During this time, you will need to keep gauze in your mouth, putting pressure over the area in which the teeth were removed. You will be prescribed painkillers to help alleviate any pain you may have. Stay home with your head propped up after the initial surgery. Stick to soft foods such as pudding and creamy potatoes. Do not smoke for the first few days after the procedure and refrain from any physical activity. Carefully rinsing your mouth out with warm salt water morning, noon, and night will aid in the healing process.
Top Notch Wisdom Teeth Extraction
For more information about the competent wisdom teeth removal service by Gregorin Dental in Anchorage, AK call the office now. A seasoned professional is ready and available to answer your questions and address your concerns. Call now to schedule your free consultation, or schedule online today!