Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Rock Hill
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How Are Wisdom Tooth Removals Performed?
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Removing wisdom teeth comes recommended for teens and adults because, if you leave wisdom teeth in, they can cause impaction, pain, and affect surrounding teeth. They can also become infected, cause an abscess, and cause damage to other teeth. Because of this, it is always better to have your wisdom teeth removed sooner rather than later to avoid any issues. The the chart below for different types of impaction that can occur from wisdom teeth.
When Do Wisdom Teeth Need To Be Removed?
When is the best time to remove wisdom teeth?
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 can schedule an exam to take some 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
What Happens When WisdomTeeth Are Removed?
Having your wisdom teeth removed is an extensive procedure. Patients are generally given sedatives due to the invasive level of the extraction. That being said,
we offer IV sedation to put you in a “twilight anesthesia” for that will leave you with little memory of what happened during the appointment.
From there, the dentist will 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. Because of the IV sedation, you won’t be able to drive yourself home from the appointment.
You will experience a bit of soreness after the teeth are removed. After a few days, your gums will start to heal, and the soreness and inflammation will begin to improve as your body heals. Our office will reach out about a post-exam to make sure everything looks good, but most people experience little complications following getting their wisdom teeth removed.
Is it time to get your wisdom teeth removed or the wisdom teeth of one of your children? Schedule an appointment at Piedmont Dental.
We are a dentist office that offers wisdom teeth removal in Rock Hill, SC.