Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Experienced Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Scottsdale, AZ
The wisdom teeth are the last of the adult teeth to erupt, often showing up between the age of 17 and 25. As the last teeth to make an appearance, wisdom teeth commonly don’t have enough space in the jawline to properly erupt. Therefore, these third molars commonly have to be surgically extracted. At Waldman Dental group, we offer experienced wisdom tooth extraction in Scottsdale, AZ.
Typical Reasons for Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Not all wisdom teeth have to be removed. However, individuals that don’t have enough space in their jaw line for wisdom teeth to erupt can face a number of oral health concerns. Impacted wisdom teeth can bring along the threat of severe pain, tooth decay, and even infections that put the rest of your teeth at risk. If wisdom teeth are not removed, this can lead to:
- Adverse impact to the surrounding teeth
- Cyst and tumor development around the wisdom teeth
- Tooth shifting and crowding
- Bone loss
- Periodontal disease
Keep in mind that even if your wisdom teeth are not visible, this doesn’t mean they are not encased in the jawbone and are likely to cause problems. Before deciding whether the wisdom teeth should be removed, the dentist will do a thorough examination using panoramic x-rays. This allows the dentist to evaluate the position of the teeth and the likelihood of problems.
Removing Wisdom Teeth – A Look at the Procedure
Even though wisdom teeth can sometimes be removed right in the office with basic injected anesthesia, these teeth commonly have to be removed under general anesthesia or IV sedation. This ensures you stay comfortable throughout the removal process.
The surgery is done in a surgical setting with an anesthesiologist present but does not take that long to complete. The wisdom teeth are removed, and the surgical site may be sutured closed with dissolvable stitches. Upon discharge, you will have some swelling and discomfort, but you will be given instructions regarding managing your discomfort and keeping swelling to a minimum.
Work with an Experienced Oral Surgeon in Scottsdale, AZ
While having wisdom teeth removed is a surgical procedure that sounds intimidating, working with an experienced oral surgeon in Scottsdale makes all the difference. Reach out to us at Waldman Dental Group to schedule a consultation if you believe your wisdom teeth need to be removed.