Removing your wisdom teeth may sound scary, but it’s incredibly common. At Comprehensive Family Dentistry in Feasterville-Trevose, Pennsylvania, V.H. Mandalia, DDS, and Neil Mandalia, DMD, are experts at removing wisdom teeth. With their expertise and skill, they can carefully remove your wisdom teeth and improve your oral health. If your wisdom teeth are causing painful symptoms, book an appointment online or over the phone today.
Wisdom teeth are the four back teeth — two on either side — that come in at the far back of your mouth. They appear last after all of your other permanent teeth have come in, which can lead to problems due to a lack of space. Wisdom teeth normally show up between ages 17-25.
In many cases, wisdom teeth need to be removed when they grow in at an angle that endangers other teeth. They can cause infection, overcrowding, or the formation of pockets where harmful bacteria can accumulate. You may notice painful or annoying symptoms, including:
If you have symptoms that point to problems with your wisdom teeth, the team at Comprehensive Family Dentistry can take X-rays to get a good picture of the problem. This will allow your dentist to see if you need to have your wisdom teeth removed.
All wisdom teeth are removed using anesthesia, so you won’t have to experience any discomfort during your oral surgery.
First, your dentist will use a special dental instrument to make a precise incision in your gum tissue. Next, they will carefully remove any tissue that is restricting access to the root.
Then, they will carefully remove the tooth in sections. After your tooth has been extracted, your dentist will stitch up the incision and use gauze to control any bleeding.
After your wisdom teeth are removed, you’ll be prescribed pain medication and told to get lots of rest. Since your mouth will be very sensitive for at least a few days, you’ll be given a strict diet of soft foods. You’ll be able to eat things like:
The team at Comprehensive Family Dentistry will closely monitor your recovery. You’ll also come back for a follow-up visit to make sure there are no signs of infection.
To learn more about removing wisdom teeth, book an appointment online or over the phone with Comprehensive Family Dentistry today.
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