Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that grow at the very back of the mouth. These teeth usually emerge between 17 and 25 and often cause issues. Sometimes, wisdom teeth grow at odd angles or only partially emerge, which can cause them to push up against your other molars, crowding them. Impacted wisdom teeth can also damage your healthy teeth or your gums. This is because wisdom teeth can grow crooked or only partially emerge from the gums, causing damage to surrounding teeth. Visit Lake Mountain Dental for wisdom tooth extractions and the best dental services for your specific needs.
Wisdom teeth are often removed to prevent issues. These issues include pain, damage to nearby teeth, and tooth decay. If wisdom teeth do not have enough room to emerge, they can become impacted. This means they will grow at an angle and only partially emerge through the gums. This can result in pain, damage to other teeth, or the formation of cysts. An impacted wisdom tooth might damage your other teeth and infect your gums. This can result in pain, damage to other teeth, or the formation of cysts. They are challenging to clean and floss, leading to tooth decay and gum disease.
The surgical removal of wisdom teeth usually takes between 30 and 120 minutes. At our office, we use sedation, which significantly reduces the feeling of pain and allows the patient to still feel relaxed during the surgery. The gum tissue is opened during the procedure, and the teeth are exposed. Any bone covering the teeth is removed. The teeth are removed in sections, and forceps are used to remove each section of bone and tissue gently. The gums are then sutured. The patient is given gauze to bite on and may experience bleeding for the first few days following the procedure.
Immediately following wisdom teeth removal, it is common to feel some pressure, tenderness, and mild bleeding. Over-the-counter drugs can help with these symptoms. It is also essential to avoid hot liquids, as they may exacerbate bleeding. Approximately 72 hours following your procedure, the gums should start to return to normal, and any discomfort should dissipate.
For the best dental care tailored to your needs, visit Lake Mountain Dental at 4342 E Pony Express Pkwy Eagle Mountain, UT, 84005, or call 801-830-4486.
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