About Wisdom Tooth Removal
Our final pair of teeth usually emerge during the later adolescent are called wisdom teeth. Positioned in the back ends of both arches, wisdom teethadditionally referred to as third molars usually don't have enough room to comfortably develop, are hard to keep healthy, and can need extraction to maintain overall oral wellness. Third molars may be impacted (trapped under the gum tissues or jawbone), misaligned, or unable to grown in properly, leading to a number of oral disorders.D.M.D. Elizabeth Knott offers wisdom teeth removals for Broomfield, CO patients to enhance dental health and defend against jaw pain and decay. When you or a member of your family has painful or impacted wisdom teeth, schedule an appointment at Broomfield Dental Group to learn about your treatment solutions.
Are You a Candidate?
Typically, wisdom teeth extractions are recommended for individuals in their late teens and twenties. Not all molars will definitively necessitate extraction; however, having painful wisdom teeth inside of the mouth may cause further possible dental complications in the long run. will often perform wisdom teeth extraction for people with:
- Deterioration of the wisdom teeth or patients who struggle with the wisdom teeth bacteria-free
- Any formation of a cyst near the mandible
- Overcrowded teeth
- Improper surface area to allow effective emergence
- Gum redness, cheek puffiness, or jaw joint pain
- Totally or semi-impacted?wisdom teeth beneath the gum tissues or jaw
The Wisdom Teeth Removal Process
Broomfield Dental Group carries out wisdom tooth extractions the individual under regional anesthesia. However, this treatment could also be combined with sedation dentistry services to optimize comfort. Most cases of wisdom teeth removal require an excision technique, particularly if the teeth are impacted, have misshapen roots, or are solidly attached to the jaw tissue. Once places an opening in the gum tissues to get to the impacted molar, She might split it into smaller parts, which offers an easier extraction. Based on your unique situation, each of the wisdom teeth might be removed in the same appointment. Sutures may be used to protect the extraction areas and help with the healing process. Our knowledgeable dental professionals will give you post-op directions to follow over the next several days.
Recovery Following Oral Surgery
Individuals who get additional forms of oral or IV sedation to relax them during their visit will need to bring a reliable adult to transport them home safely. During the initial several days, it's crucial to restrict spitting, drinking using a straw, consuming hot or cold meals and liquids, and to totally stop using tobacco and using e-cigs. These actions will probably pull out the blood clot at the extraction site and cause an issue called "dry socket." It is expected to experience jaw swelling and pain after third molar extractions, which can be reduced with prescription or drugstore pain relievers and cold packs applied to the jaw area. Our team will supply you with tips to help you take care of your oral health during recovery and set up a follow-up session to monitor your surgical sites while they heal.
Other Extraction Types
Oftentimes, kinds of teeth other than the third molars have to be removed to improve oral health. These cases usually relate to severe cavities, cracked teeth, advanced jawbone deterioration, or teeth that cannot be fixed. Younger patients might require extractions to take care of retained baby teeth or to help with orthodontic treatment. Though consistently sets out to repair real teeth, the ideal approach for some dental issues might be a removal.
Are Extractions Covered by Insurance?
Oral treatments, such as tooth removals, could be covered by specific dental insurance programs. Even so, sedation dentistry offerings may not be paid for. Our billing staff will assess your treatment plan and let you know of any additional out-of-pocket costs before your surgery. Broomfield Dental Group takes many types of medical payment plans and an expansive array of payment approaches.
FAQ About Wisdom Teeth Extractions
#1: What happens if you don’t remove wisdom teeth?
If they do not grow in properly or have enough room in the mouth, wisdom teeth can cause dental problems including damage to surrounding teeth and jaw, development of cysts, inflamed/infected gums, tooth decay (cavities), alignment issues, or sinus problems.
#2: What are the symptoms that wisdom teeth should be extracted?
Symptoms of wisdom teeth that should be extracted include pain, tenderness, swelling around the gums, discharge if there is an abscess or infection, or if you can see it partially poking through the gums behind the second molar.
#3: At what age do people get wisdom teeth?
Most people get their wisdom teeth in their late teens to early twenties. There are some instances where wisdom teeth develop as a pre-teen or older adult.
#4: What is an impacted wisdom tooth?
A wisdom tooth is considered impacted if there is not enough room in the mouth after the second molar for the wisdom tooth to emerge and develop normally. The tooth is then considered trapped or impacted.
#5: What is the recovery period for wisdom teeth extractions?
It usually takes approximately 7-10 days to recover from wisdom tooth extraction surgery., Some patients may experience shorter or longer recovery times depending on how their body heals.
#6: Will there be swelling after wisdom teeth are removed?
It is normal to experience some swelling, minor pain, and bruising after wisdom tooth extractions. The swelling will improve after a few days. You can use ice packs and over-the-counter pain relievers to manage your symptoms.
#7: What can I eat after wisdom teeth extraction?
Immediately following surgery, it is recommended to start with clear liquids, without the use of a straw. If this is tolerated, you may be able to move to a dairy-based diet, such as ice cream, smoothies, yogurt, or pudding. Eventually, you can progress to soft foods such as apple sauce, mashed potatoes, pasta, or scrambled eggs. Avoid spicy foods, food with seeds, hard or chewy foods, acidic foods and drinks.
Plan Your Procedure
Preserve Your Health and Smile
Elizabeth Knott is thrilled to provide wisdom tooth extractions to ensure the future comfort of your family's mouths. This advanced oral procedure is often performed for Broomfield, CO people and may be required when comfortable dental eruption is not progressing or further problems are present. To receive additional facts about wisdom tooth extraction, reach out to us for a visit at Broomfield Dental Group.