Wisdom Teeth Removal in Naples, FL
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Wisdom Teeth Extraction Services in Naples, FL - Schedule an Appointment
Are you experiencing issues with your wisdom teeth? Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, typically start to emerge between the ages of 17 and 25. Unfortunately, these teeth often bring complications, leading to the extraction of one or more wisdom teeth for approximately 5 million patients each year.
It is common for individuals to choose wisdom teeth removal between the ages of 15 and 25 when the roots of the teeth are not fully developed and the jaw bone is less dense.
Reasons for Wisdom Teeth Extraction
A thorough examination and diagnostic tests like x-rays or a CT scan will help your dentist determine whether your wisdom teeth should be extracted. There are several typical reasons for wisdom teeth extractions, including:
Partial eruption of the wisdom teeth or an irregular angle, increasing the risk of infection.
Impacted wisdom teeth causing damage to the jawbone or neighboring teeth.
Insufficient jaw space for the wisdom teeth to emerge properly.
Whether you wish to prevent future problems or alleviate an existing condition, wisdom teeth extraction can be an effective treatment. Our dentists are available to address any questions you may have.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction Procedure
Wisdom tooth extractions are typically performed by a dentist or oral surgeon at our dental office in Naples, FL. If you need to extract a single wisdom tooth, local anesthesia is often sufficient. However, for multiple extractions, general anesthesia or conscious sedation may be recommended. Your dentist will discuss the most suitable method for your situation.
In cases where the wisdom tooth is impacted below the gum line, our dental professionals will gently open the gum tissue and carefully remove the tooth. Sutures may be used to aid in the healing process. After the procedure, you will rest for a short time before returning home. Depending on the anesthesia used, it may be necessary for someone to drive you.
Recovery and Post-Extraction Care
Recovery usually takes a few days after wisdom tooth removal. During this time, it is important to get plenty of rest and take any prescribed pain medication. Some bleeding at the extraction site(s) is normal and can be managed by gently biting on gauze pads and changing them as needed. Elevating your head with pillows can help reduce swelling, while intermittent ice pack application on the first day can provide relief. From the second day, you can use a warm water-moistened cloth for added comfort. Rinsing your mouth with warm salt water a few times a day can also help alleviate discomfort.
Soft foods are recommended for a few days after the extraction, and caution should be taken while brushing and introducing anything into your mouth until complete healing. Our dental team will provide you with additional post-operative instructions to ensure a comfortable healing process.
Schedule an Appointment in Naples, FL
For expert wisdom teeth extraction and a wide range of dental services, including dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, and teeth whitening, trust our dental office in Naples, FL. We prioritize your oral health and overall well-being, providing exceptional care to patients of all ages.
If you are dealing with wisdom teeth issues or require any other dental treatments such as tooth extractions, dental implants, or emergency dental care, use our convenient online scheduling system or call our office in Naples, FL at (877) 880-1212. Our friendly team is ready to assist you and provide the dental care you need.