A dentist may recommend that you get your wisdom teeth removed if you are having pain or they are causing an infection or other dental problems.
At Mahar Dental, we have built trust with our patients by performing wisdom teeth extractions safely, comfortably, and professionally.
Why Have Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Not all people need to have their wisdom teeth extracted.
Dentists and most healthcare providers see these teeth as vestigial because they, in the past, served a purpose, but today, they don't serve a purpose anymore.
If they are extracted, they won't impact your bite function or the role of the remaining teeth.
These teeth can erupt normally without any problems and grow straight. If they don't cause trouble, you can leave them intact.
However, if your wisdom teeth get partially or completely trapped within your gums or jawbone, you may develop problems.
They may contribute to an infection, cavities, or gum disease.
One major reason that makes people want to have their third molars extracted is when they begin to cause pain. Impacted wisdom teeth or those that do not come in properly may cause damage to neighboring teeth. All of these cases necessitate the need for wisdom teeth removal.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction Procedure
Our dentist will conduct an initial consultation by taking x-rays and utilizing specialized imaging tools. The pictures obtained help to see where and how the wisdom teeth are positioned and the best way to extract them.
The length of the surgery mostly depends on the level of impaction of the teeth. It also depends on the number of third molars being extracted.
In most cases, the procedure can be completed in about an hour. Our dentist will utilize anesthesia to keep you comfortable.
Sedation may also be utilized where necessary.
Tooth Extraction Process
Our dentist will then start the extraction process by making an incision to open the gum tissue.
That small circular hole exposes the tooth needing to be removed, particularly if it's impacted.
Also, if there is any bone present that blocks the root of the tooth, it is also removed.
The dentist will break the tooth into pieces, if needed, making it easier to remove it. Once the extraction has been done, the site is cleaned properly and stitched up.
You will then be given gauze to bite on to help control bleeding.
Aftercare for Wisdom Teeth Surgical Extraction
Once the surgery is completed, you will begin the recovery period. There may be some swelling, bleeding, and pain.
You need to monitor these immediate symptoms of the surgery. Your mouth has many bacteria that could cause an infection. Therefore, keep the wound clean. Avoid anything that could hurt or dislodge the clot.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction North Syracuse NY
If you are having pain and tenderness at the back of the mouth or other signs that could signal an impacted wisdom tooth, visit us at Mahar Dental for an assessment.
Contact us at (315) 766-2770 to book your appointment. Our dentist can determine whether it is a problem with wisdom teeth or not.