Wisdom Teeth

If you don’t need your wisdom teeth, why are they
there in the first place?

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What are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth are actually called third molars. So why do people call them wisdom teeth? The third molars do not grow in until the dental arch becomes larger, which generally occurs around the age of 17-25, a time also referred to as the “age of wisdom.” They are typically the last teeth to come in.

Nine out of ten people have at least one impacted
wisdom tooth.

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Why should they be removed?

Because they are the last to erupt, there is often not enough room for the wisdom teeth in the mouth. When there is insufficient space for the wisdom teeth, they may become impacted (unable to fully break through the gum tissues and jawbone) or grow at an incorrect angle. Wisdom teeth that do not erupt as they should can lead to several dental problems, such as:

Disturbance of the natural tooth alignment or
orthodontic treatment
Damage to the neighboring teeth
Tooth decay
Infection and inflammation in the gums and other tissues
The formation of cysts
Damage to the jawbone

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What is the Process?

Eliminate anxiety and stress before and during your tooth
extraction with the help of sedation dentistry. We offer a
variety of options to help you get the care you need. At the time of extraction, the doctor will need to numb your tooth, jaw bone, and gums surrounding the area with a local
anesthetic so that you can remain pain-free and comfortable. The doctor will work quickly and efficiently to remove the tooth and make sure your mouth can return to health quickly.

FAQs

Are you asleep during wisdom teeth removal?

To ensure a pain-free and comfortable procedure, Dr. Rogers offers IV sedation. With IV sedation, the anesthesia suppresses your consciousness during the procedure. You don’t feel any pain and will have limited memory of the procedure. You’ll also receive local anesthesia to numb your gums. Sedation can help with anxiety and create a stress-free tooth extraction. We will help you understand all your sedation options. If you opt for IV sedation, you will need a friend or relative to drive you home.

Is wisdom tooth removal painful?

We want to ensure your comfort and will make sure that your wisdom teeth removal is painless. We will ensure you are properly numb or sedated. After the procedure, you may experience some soreness as your mouth heals from the extraction. Our at-home care instructions will help you determine the best way to manage any pain you may have. We will also follow up with you to ensure your comfort and health.

How many days will it take to recover before I can go back to work?

In general, we recommend setting aside three days for wisdom teeth recovery. Every person is different, so you may not need that many, or you may need more. We also recommend avoiding straws and spitting for at least days three after your procedure

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