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Wisdom Teeth Removal in DeLand, FL
Wisdom Teeth and Why You May Need Them Removed
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are your third molars, typically the last teeth to appear in the mouth. They usually emerge between the ages of 17 and 25. If there is enough room in the mouth, there is no problem. However, many people do not have enough space for their wisdom teeth, and that is when extraction may be necessary. At our dental office in DeLand, FL, our oral surgeon can perform wisdom teeth extractions.
Why You May Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed
If the jaw bone is not wide enough, the wisdom teeth may not be able to emerge properly and can become impacted. Impacted teeth can cause various problems:
They can create a breeding ground for bacteria, leading to gum infections and associated symptoms like swelling, stiffness, pain, and difficulties with chewing.
The impacted teeth can put pressure on other teeth, causing them to shift out of alignment.
They can also cause damage to the jaw bone and healthy teeth.
While some people experience pain when their wisdom teeth come in, it's not always the case. Your dentist will take x-rays to determine if the wisdom teeth are causing or may cause problems in the future.
The Wisdom Teeth Extraction Procedure
During your consultation, our oral surgeon will discuss the options for comfort during the procedure. A local anesthetic may be sufficient for extracting a single wisdom tooth, but if multiple teeth need to be removed, oral sedation or another form of conscious sedation may be necessary.
If a wisdom tooth is impacted, the gum tissue will be opened, and the tooth will be gently removed. Sutures may be applied to aid healing. After the procedure, you will rest before going home. Depending on the anesthesia used, you may need someone to drive you.
Our team at Coast Dental DeLand will provide you with post-operative instructions for a comfortable recovery. You may need to eat soft foods for a few days and be cautious when brushing your teeth until the healing process is complete.
If you are unsure whether you need your wisdom teeth removed, schedule a consultation with us. Call Coast Dental today at (386) 943-9990.
Wisdom Teeth – To Be Or Not To Be Wisdom teeth, which typically make their appearance between the ages of 17 and 25, can cause significant problems when there is not enough room for them to grow in properly. As a person ages, the effects of retained and impacted wisdom teeth can be more consequential. This article reviews the issues associated with wisdom teeth and whether or not they should be removed... Read Article