Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth extraction is one of the most common oral surgery procedures, as nearly 85% of adults need to have their wisdom teeth removed to maintain their oral health.
Revelations in oral hygiene and eating a softer diet than previous generations makes wisdom teeth irrelevant today. Wisdom teeth, also known as our “third molars” are the last permanent teeth to emerge, and often become impacted because of limited room in the jaw line.
As common as wisdom tooth extraction is, Dr. Reza Movahed at Mid America Oral Surgery & Implant Center has performed many of them, providing exceptional patient care before, during and after wisdom teeth removal surgery.
Why Wisdom Teeth Extraction is Necessary
Aside from having little use in modern life and being painful, impacted wisdom teeth can pose many problems later in life. Partially erupted wisdom teeth are susceptible to bacteria which can later develop into decay or gum disease. Wisdom teeth can also damage other teeth by crashing into their roots.
What are the Symptoms of Impacted Wisdom Teeth?
While most of the time, impacted wisdom teeth are discovered through routine Dental X-rays, they can progress to the point where patients experience unpleasant symptoms. The progression of an impacted wisdom tooth can result in jaw pain, swelling or bleeding gums, difficultly opening your mouth, an unpleasant taste or bad breath.
Is Wisdom Teeth Extraction for Me?
Wisdom teeth removal is typically the only and best option when wisdom teeth become impacted. May patients choose to be proactive about wisdom teeth extraction, and have the procedure before symptoms begin to materialize.
Wisdom teeth removal recovery is typically faster and poses less complication risk in younger patients, and while patients of any age can have wisdom teeth removal surgery, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons recommends extraction before the age of 25.
What to Expect from Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure performed by Dr. Movahed, and can be scheduled by requesting an appointment from our office or a referral from your general dentist.
Dr. Movahed conducts a consultation prior to wisdom teeth removal surgery, in which you can get answers about your case in comparison to a typical wisdom teeth extraction patient.
Most patients choose to undergo general anesthesia during the procedure, and pain medications are typically prescribed for aftercare. Whether your procedure requires anesthesia or not, it is recommended to be accompanied by an adult to escort you home after your appointment is complete. Please read our Pre-Operative Instructions for General Anesthesia and Post-Operative Instructions.
Schedule Wisdom Teeth Removal Surgery with Dr. Movahed
Wisdom teeth removal is a necessary step to take in maintaining your oral health. Whether you are currently exhibiting symptoms of pain from your wisdom teeth or X-rays have indicated that your wisdom teeth are just starting to become impacted and you would like to take a proactive approach to removal, Dr. Movahed is here for you. Request an appointment for wisdom teeth extraction today.