A wisdom tooth extraction is the removal of one or more of the wisdom teeth from the mouth. The teeth become impacted or unable to fully erupt into the mouth when there is not enough room in the jaw to accommodate them. Impacted teeth can be extremely painful, and extractions are the only way to eliminate the pain and discomfort caused by problematic teeth.
Tooth infections are also common with impacted wisdom teeth because cleaning the area by brushing and flossing can be challenging. Infection can cause additional pain and make recovery difficult, so extraction is often the best course for getting rid of the pain caused by uncomfortable wisdom teeth. Visit Tier One Dental for the best dental care.
The Process of Wisdom Teeth Extractions
To perform a wisdom tooth removal, we will numb your mouth so you won’t feel pain during the procedure. We will then use a dental instrument called an elevator to loosen the gum tissue and remove any bone that could be blocking access to the tooth. We may need forceps to remove the tooth from the gum line gently. Afterward, we will suture your gums, leaving an extraction site that will heal independently. Lastly, you will be prescribed pain medication to help with discomfort.
After your surgery, we will provide detailed aftercare instructions to help you heal properly and quickly. Once your discomfort has subsided, we can restore your smile with a dental implant, dental bridge, or dentures.
The Advantages Of Wisdom Teeth Removal
Many people experience severe pain due to impacted wisdom teeth. Once your third molars are pulled, you will no longer have any pain or discomfort caused by them. As a result, you will enjoy improved overall comfort in your life.
Improved Oral Hygiene
Since your wisdom teeth are difficult to clean due to their location at the back of your mouth, you may suffer from tooth decay or gum disease due to neglecting your oral health care routine. After a wisdom tooth extraction, you can adequately care for your teeth because you will no longer have to worry about these complications caused by your wisdom tooth.
Prevent Other Health Complications
An impacted wisdom tooth may easily cause an infection in the gum tissue surrounding the tooth. This infection can spread to your bloodstream and cause you to experience other health complications such as heart disease or diabetes. By removing your third molars before they can cause an infection, you can prevent serious health problems from occurring in the future.
You should experience an improved quality of life after a wisdom tooth extraction. To learn more about the benefits of wisdom tooth removal, visit Tier One Dental at 279 TX-46, Seguin, TX 78155, or call (830) 372-2852.