Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars to develop in the far back of the mouth. They usually show up between the ages of 15 and 25. Because they are the last teeth to grow in or erupt when all other permanent teeth are in position, wisdom teeth are frequently impacted (still under the gums) or come in at an angle. When they remain embedded in the gums, they are prone to bacteria and infection. Additionally, due to the later stage that they erupt, they can cause crowding and misalignment of already established teeth, which may have already undergone orthodontic treatment.
For these reasons, dentists routinely recommend that wisdom teeth be extracted before they begin to cause problems. Dr. Nicholas Rorick will meet with you to discuss all your options, and to make a plan for the level of sedation that will be used during the procedure. We manage and resolve a wide variety of oral health issues and will ensure your comfort before, during and after the surgery.
On the day of the operation, we may use local anesthesia, laughing gas (nitrous oxide) or general anesthesia to provide a gentle and comfortable experience for you. Our team here at Sycamore Hills Dentistry will look after all your needs and go over the post-operation instructions so that you can manage your care at home.
Recovery time is usually no more than one week. Depending on the type of anesthesia used, you should be back to normal in a day or two. It is imperative that you follow the post-operative instructions closely so that you can avoid complications, such as infection or a dry socket.
We want to make sure that you have the best possible experience during your wisdom teeth removal. At Sycamore Hills Dentistry, we offer comprehensive wisdom teeth care. Please contact us to schedule a full evaluation of your oral health.
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