Wisdom teeth are an extra very back set of molars. For most patients, wisdom teeth start to develop in their teens or early twenties. When wisdom teeth erupt, they can often become impacted. Impacted teeth occur when teeth develop in a mouth that doesn’t have the space to accommodate them. Impacted teeth push against other teeth while they erupt. When a wisdom tooth becomes impacted it can cause serious oral health problems, discomfort, and pain.
To prevent problems from developing, dentists often remove wisdom teeth before they reach the surface of your gum line. Wisdom teeth extractions protect patients from impacted teeth, and serious tooth damage. They prevent excruciating pain, and allow patients to live normally again. At Garr Dental Center we offer wisdom teeth extractions to our patients who don’t have room for wisdom teeth in their mouths.
Wisdom teeth vary from individual to individual. When your wisdom teeth start to develop, Dr. Garr will discuss your options, and how to best prevent your teeth from becoming impacted or infected. Oral surgery may be required to remove your wisdom teeth before they erupt.
During oral surgery, patients are prepped and often use an anesthetic. Anesthetics keep patients asleep while the surgery is being performed. After the surgery, a friend or loved one will need to take you home. Healing varies from patient to patient. During your next appointment, Dr. Garr will make sure that everything is healing properly and that you are receiving the best possible care.
To find out more about wisdom teeth extractions, and to discuss whether or not wisdom teeth extraction might be the best thing for you, call our office today. We would be happy to answer any questions you might have about the procedure and to schedule an appointment.
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