About Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom tooth extraction or removal is needed as it affects the other teeth when it starts to grow. Wisdom teeth are mainly extracted because the teeth are impacted or it could become a future problem if it is not removed. Problems such as infections caused by food getting trapped within the jaw area behind the wisdom teeth which are hard to reach with proper oral hygiene of brushing and flossing teeth. A majority of adults have all four wisdom teeth however it is possible to fewer. The extra teeth are called supernumerary teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth are teeth that failed to come through the gum line called vertical impaction. The teeth can come through in different directions such as if it is angled forward to the front portion of the mouth is called a mesioangular impaction. Impacted wisdom teeth can also be enclosed on the jawbone and not fully erupted through the jawbone is called a bony impaction. If the wisdom teeth erupted through the jawbone section but it hasn’t broke through the gumline then it’s called a soft tissue impaction. Wisdom Teeth Removal Services in Macon, GA have the ability to safely and properly extract wisdom teeth. There are a small number of dental patients who experience cysts and tumors around the impacted wisdom teeth that will require the wisdom teeth to be surgically removed.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Macon, GA dental offices perform wisdom teeth removals to assist in:
1. Prevention back teeth crowding.
2. Painful, red, and swollen gums caused by a skin flap around the wisdom tooth that partially came in and hasn’t come in any further.
3. Removal of the wisdom tooth or wisdom teeth that has decay and gum disease which is difficult to clean compared to the other teeth.
Providence Dental Spa share with their patients the risks involved after a wisdom tooth or wisdom teeth are removed include the dental patient experiencing:
1. Pain and swelling in the gums and tooth socket after the tooth was removed.
2. Nonstop bleeding for approximately 24 hours.
3. Gums that is slow in healing.
4. Dry socket occurring which is a painful inflammation condition which occurs when the protective blood clot lost too quickly.
5. Numbness in the patient’s mouth and lips after local anesthesia wears off.
The dental patient will need to eat soft foods until the extraction area has completed healed.