We Monitor The Movement Of Wisdom Teeth
Tracking the development of your wisdom teeth allows us to recommend extraction when we predict their eruption will cause pain, infection, or other oral health problems. Your third molars typically arrive in your late teens or early twenties, and by scheduling regular examinations, we can take X-rays to document their path. While certain people never receive wisdom teeth, and some receive them with no problem, extraction is a common procedure to preserve your healthy smile.
What Is Wisdom Teeth Extraction?
When your jaw lacks the space to accommodate an additional set of molars, their eruption creates painful pressure as they press against existing teeth. This causes shifting, damage to your enamel, and other oral complications. A wisdom teeth removal procedure is a common surgery we perform to remove these teeth and prevent these symptoms. At Denali Dental Care, we track the development of these teeth in all of our younger patients to help prevent a possibly painful eruption.
Why Do So Many People Need Wisdom Teeth Extraction?
Simply put, we find that most people do not have the space necessary to comfortably receive their wisdom teeth without crowding or impaction. By performing an early intervention, we prevent the need for more involved restorative work to repair teeth damaged by eruption. This is why we monitor the movement of wisdom teeth during your cleanings and exams.
How Long Will I Take To Recover From Extraction?
Following your procedure, we will provide a set of post-operative instructions to help facilitate your recovery. By avoiding damage to the open socket, we can accelerate your recovery. Take special care to avoid any hard foods or behaviors that place suction on the blood clot around your socket. We expect you to start feeling better within a handful of days. At a follow-up meeting, we will inspect your mouth to see that the sockets heal nicely.
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