Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Rock Hill
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How Are Wisdom Tooth Removals Performed?
Wisdom tooth extractions
If you leave wisdom teeth in, they can eventually cause dental and oral health issues. They can become infected, cause an abscess, and damage neighboring teeth. It is better to have your wisdom teeth removed sooner rather than later to avoid any issues. Our patients report minimal discomfort after we remove your wisdom teeth safely and comfortably without having to send you to a different office in most cases.
When Do Wisdom Teeth Need Extraction?
If you need wisdom teeth removal, when should you do it?
There are some signs to look for when it comes to your wisdom teeth’s health. In general, wisdom teeth are best removed before they are fully formed usually between the ages of 16-18 years old. At Piedmont Dental, we examine your mouth and take x-rays to see if your wisdom teeth need to be removed.
Among the signs we evaluate are:
Pain and tenderness
Infection and inflammation of the gums around the wisdom teeth
Teeth damage in the vicinity
So, what happens when wisdom teeth are pulled?
We offer IV sedation to put you in a “twilight anesthesia” for the procedure that will leave you with little memory of what happened during the appointment. Then we make small incisions in the gums and extract the teeth. This is done for all four wisdom teeth, or however many we need to remove. With IV sedation, you won’t be able to drive yourself home from the appointment, so arrange for a trusted driver. After a few days, your gums will start to heal, and the soreness and inflammation will begin to improve as your body heals. If you have any post-operative complications, please contact us.
If you think you need your wisdom teeth removed, please call us right away. If you need a tooth extracted, please call our office to schedule an appointment at Piedmont Dental.