A wisdom tooth can be problematic when there isn’t enough space for it in the mouth. The wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt through the gums, usually in the late teens or early twenties. If there is not enough space in the mouth for the wisdom teeth to erupt properly, they can cause discomfort and pain for the person living with the impacted tooth. This is why dentists will recommend extraction if the teeth are impacted in any way – this not only allows the patient to avoid pain but it also reduces the risk of infection or other problems developing.
Impacted wisdom teeth will need to be removed as soon as possible in order to prevent more serious complications from occurring. If the teeth have partially erupted, an infection may occur, and the area will become red and swollen. This type of infection can quickly become a serious condition that can be very painful and even cause life-threatening issues. When Dr. Singh feels that wisdom teeth need to be extracted, he will prepare a treatment plan accordingly.
At All Smile Dental, a wisdom tooth is removed by our experienced and trained Dr. Singh. The procedure is most often performed with local anesthesia to numb the area where the tooth will be removed, and the patient will be asked to refrain from eating or drinking after midnight the night before the procedure. If a patient has issues with anxiety related to dental work, we may be prescribed an oral sedative to be taken the night before their procedure. Patients will need someone to drive them home after the procedure since they will be under the effects of anesthesia. Patients can usually return to work the next day. Most patients will experience some degree of swelling and discomfort in their cheek around the where the wisdom teeth were removed, but this can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications. Discomfort should subside after a few days. In addition to the extraction site, patients may notice increased sensitivity in the surrounding teeth and gums as well. This is temporary and will resolve on its own within a few days.
All Smile Dental is here to give you the best oral tips and help you restore your smile. You can book an appointment with our dentist in Turlock, CA, at the dental office by calling (209) 668-3736 or our dentist in Modesto, CA, at the dental office by calling (209) 409-8839.