Wisdom tooth extraction is used to describe the oral surgery procedure that results in the removal of wisdom teeth. Your wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that can be found at the back of your mouth. Wisdom tooth extraction differs from typical tooth extractions, but the team at Premier Dental in Idaho Falls will ensure the patient’s utmost comfort throughout the procedure.
When Do I Need My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
In general, if a wisdom tooth does not have an adequate amount of room to grow, this can lead to pain, infection and several other dental problems. Erupting wisdom teeth can grow incorrectly and cause the gum to bleed. In a situation like this, the patient will need to have them pulled by an oral surgeon or by a dentist. Some of the main reasons patients should consider removing their wisdom teeth:
- Partial Growth – If the wisdom tooth emerges partially through the gum line, a passageway will be created. This passageway is extremely hard to see and clean. It can even become a magnet for bacteria and lead to the development of gum disease or an oral infection.
- Prevent Future Potential Problems – To prevent future dental problems, some oral surgeons and doctors will recommend wisdom tooth extraction even if the individual is not currently experiencing any problems.
- Close Proximity To Sensitive Nerve Areas – In some instances the wisdom teeth may be growing too close to the nerve of the lower jaw. In a situation like this, the dentist may remove the wisdom teeth before they are fully developed.
- Newly Encountered Dental Problems – Patients who have wisdom teeth that are still growing, should consider wisdom tooth removal if they experience issues such as: tumors, gum disease, pain, cysts, infection, extensive tooth decay.
Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
During a wisdom teeth extraction, the first thing that occurs is the application of anesthesia. Once anesthesia has been applied the dentist will make an incision in the gumline to expose the tooth and bone. Next, the dentist will remove the bone that blocks access to the root of the affected tooth, after which, they divide the tooth into sections or the entire tooth altogether. Once each wisdom tooth has been removed, the dentist will clean the site as well as any debris that may be within that area and stitch the wound to facilitate healing.
Need Wisdom Teeth Removal in Idaho Falls?
Most patients experience little to no pain once the surgery has been completed. With our training, experience, and expertise, we have conducted countless wisdom teeth extraction procedures. As such, we’re knowledgeable and experienced enough to provide our patients with a wisdom tooth extraction service that is fast, affordable, and that typically results in minimal side effects once the surgery has been completed. To schedule your appointment, call our Idaho Falls ID office or schedule an appointment online.