Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth usually develop around the ages of 17-25. This developing of the third molars may cause many problems and require extraction. Some of these potential problems include:
- Overcrowding of the teeth
- Trapped bacteria
- Damage to surrounding teeth
- Cysts or tumors
- Sinus infections
- Other diseases due to their growth
Wisdom teeth removal usually follows similar steps as a general tooth extraction. Anesthetic is given to numb the tooth, jaw, and surrounding tissue. Then, the tooth is usually sectioned, so the wisdom tooth can be removed in smaller pieces. Once the tooth is removed, the area closed for healing.
After your wisdom tooth removal, your Westcliffe Family dentist will provide you with aftercare instructions that will explain how to care for your healing mouth and prevent infections. It is very important to follow these instructions as the area is highly susceptible to infections. Follow-up appointments may be made to be sure the healing process is going well.
If you are experiencing pain and still have your wisdom teeth, they may be the source of the pain. Contact Westcliffe Family Dental today to make an appointment for consultation regarding your wisdom teeth.