Wisdom teeth typically come in between the ages of 15-25. They are referred to as “wisdom” teeth because of the wise years of becoming an adult. While not everyone grows wisdom teeth, most people do. Wisdom teeth removal is the most common oral surgery, done to correct or prevent problems with these extra teeth.
The mouth is generally only able to hold 28 permanent teeth. Frequent problems with the arrival of the additional wisdom teeth include:
- Crowding of the adjacent teeth
- Irritated, swollen, and/or infected gums
- Bad breath
- Jaw pain
- Jaw bone damage
X-rays allow dentists to keep an eye on the development of the wisdom teeth. These X-rays let dentist know the position of the wisdom teeth and when they are likely to try to erupt inside the mouth. Wisdom teeth removal is best done as a preventative procedure, by addressing issues before they become significant problems. Patients also recover faster and easier if the wisdom teeth are extracted before they have time to establish deep roots within the mouth.
It is normal for people to feel anxiety, and even fear, over having any type of surgical procedure done. Wisdom teeth removal is the most well-known oral surgery, and it is done as an out-patient procedure. Proper anesthesia will keep patients relaxed and comfortable. Once the wisdom teeth have been removed, dissolvable sutures will be used to close the spaces where they teeth were extracted. Post-operative instructions are given to promote quick healing, and most patients are feeling well after a few short days.
At Prime Dental Care, we are pleased to provide exceptional and comprehensive dentistry services to all our patients. Please contact us with any of your dental concerns or to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you.
Posted on behalf of Prime Dental Care
417 Wall St
Princeton, NJ, 08540