Wisdom teeth are the last and third molars that grow on each side of the upper and lower jaws. These teeth usually erupt when the individual is in their late teens while some does not erupt at all. A wisdom tooth can be impacted or grow at an abnormal angle. Regardless of how these teeth grow, dentists often recommend extraction to prevent further complications. At The Smile Company Dental Care, we offer Wisdom Teeth Extraction to avoid any pain, discomfort and oral issues that can be associated with impacted wisdom teeth.
Why Are Wisdom Teeth Extracted?
Here are some reasons why wisdom teeth are extracted:
- Wisdom Teeth are impacted. When the tooth does not erupt properly, it can become impacted. It may cause gum inflammation and extreme pain.
- Wisdom Teeth grew at a wrong angle. There are instances that wisdom tooth can grow in a horizontal angle pushing other teeth and cause misalignment. Aside from misalignment, it can also damage the nerves and soft tissues around it.
- Wisdom Teeth came out partially. When the tooth does not entirely erupt, it can create an opening that may harbor bacteria and food debris causing an infection.
- Wisdom Teeth are damaged. Since wisdom teeth are at the inner part of the mouth, it may be difficult to clean causing it to be damaged.
Some problems associated with wisdom teeth include:
- Bad Breath
- Jaw pain
- Bleeding or tender gums
- Impaired taste buds
- Difficulty in chewing
How Is Wisdom Teeth Extraction Done?
Unlike other teeth extraction, all four wisdom teeth could be removed in one visit or extracted one at a time. Before starting the procedure, local anesthesia will be administered to numb the extraction site for a painless process. For patients, with dental anxieties, dental sedation may be used to help them relax throughout the whole procedure.
The dentist will use special tools to cut down the tooth into smaller pieces for easy removal if the tooth is impacted. Sometimes, gums are cut to remove small bits of the teeth to ensure that no particles are left. The incisions are then closed with sutures.
When the wisdom tooth is not impacted, normal teeth extraction can be done.
You deserve outstanding dental care services. Book your appointment with us at The Smile Company Dental Care for Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Maryland Heights. Our dental office is located at 12300 Dorsett Rd., Maryland Heights, MO 63043.