Get Rid of Tooth Pain Fast
Every adult has 28 teeth, with 14 on the top jaw and 14 on the lower jaw. Between the ages of 17 and 25, some people also have an extra four teeth grow at the back of each jaw surface. These teeth, named wisdom teeth because they typically emerge when young adults are more mature or wise, are located at the entrance near the throat.
Due to lack of space at the back of the mouth, the wisdom teeth are unable to erupt successfully as the other teeth do. They are not functional and should be removed as soon as possible. If the wisdom teeth are not removed, they can cause tumors, cysts, infections, and damage to surrounding teeth. The wisdom teeth can also become stuck because there is no place for them to grow.
Here at Healthy Smiles of La Grange, we offer free consultation on wisdom teeth extractions. Call us today to make an appointment and get rid of that tooth pain fast.
Some Facts on Wisdom Teeth
• Complete Bony Impaction: This means that the wisdom tooth is surrounded by jawbone on all sides. Removing it may require a complex surgical procedure.
•Partial Boy Impaction: The wisdom tooth has erupted partially through the gums, although a part of its crown still remains below the jawbone and gums. This will eventually cause infection if not removed.
• Soft Tissue Impaction: The crown of the wisdom tooth, which is its upper portion, has erupted through the jawbone. However, it is partially covered by gums or the crown is not in the correct position. Since it is extremely difficult to clean, tooth decay and infection can occur due to food becoming trapped underneath the gum line.
When is it Necessary to Remove Impacted Wisdom Teeth?
Most patients don’t realize that a wisdom tooth has erupted until they experience swelling, pain, infection or decay. We may also spot the wisdom teeth before any problems have occurred and remove it as a preventive measure. Even when pain is not present, leaving the wisdom teeth as is increases the chances of gum disease, bone loss, cavities, and tooth crowding in addition to the problems already mentioned above.
Examination of Wisdom Teeth
Before deciding to remove the wisdom teeth, Dr. Qureshi at Healthy Smiles of La Grange first conducts an examination and completes several x-rays. These include both digital and panoramic x-rays to assist in planning. The x-rays also help your dentist determine if the wisdom teeth are currently causing any problems or should simply be observed for a while. We recommend that all teenage patients have x-rays to check for the existence of wisdom teeth. Early evaluation and treatment can help to minimize discomfort and future oral health complications.
The Wisdom Teeth Extractions La Grange, IL Procedure
Before Dr. Qureshi begins extraction treatment, the patient will be given general anesthesia, local anesthesia, or IV sedation based on his or her preferences. The surgery takes place at our in-office surgery suite on an outpatient basis. Once the wisdom teeth are out, the dental staff provides the patient with instructions for post-procedure care. Dr. Qureshi may write a prescription for pain medication for patients who desire additional help with pain and swelling.
If you suspect that you or your child has wisdom teeth erupting, contact our office for a FREE consultation as soon as possible.