Wisdom Teeth

Your third molars, more commonly referred to as wisdom teeth, are the last permanent teeth to erupt. They typically emerge in people between the ages of 17-25, but they can also erupt much later.

Many people need to get their wisdom teeth removed because they erupt incorrectly or cause crowding issues.

Who’s a Good Candidate for Wisdom Teeth Removal?

There are several reasons why we might need to extract your wisdom teeth:

  • They’re coming in sideways.
  • They’re trapped beneath the gum.
  • They’re moving other teeth.

Do you want comfortable, cost-effective care? Please don’t hesitate to request an appointment. We’re here for you!

Wisdom teeth removal

Possible Oral Health Issues Caused by Wisdom Teeth

  • Partially erupted wisdom teeth allow bacteria to grow and cause an infection.
  • The pressure from wisdom teeth can disrupt the natural alignment of your teeth or any orthodontic corrections.
  • Tumors or cysts can form around wisdom teeth, damaging your jawbone and your other teeth.

If your wisdom teeth align properly and don’t cause gum-related issues, they don’t need to be removed.

Oral Examination

If your wisdom teeth are impacted, quick removal avoids problems and minimizes surgical risk. We use oral examinations and x-rays to evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth and determine whether they could cause oral health issues.

We typically start performing these evaluations when patients are in their mid-teenage years.

What to Expect During the Procedure

To perform a wisdom tooth extraction, we’ll make an incision in your gums, then remove the tooth. In some cases, we may need to remove it in pieces. After the removal, we’ll clean the area to ensure no tooth or bone is left over.

We may need to stitch the wound, but this varies from patient to patient. We’ll then provide you with gauze that you can put on the extraction site to minimize bleeding.

Patients who are undergoing wisdom teeth removal can choose to get:

  • Local anesthesia
  • General anesthesia
  • Laughing gas (nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia)

We’ll discuss surgical risks and anesthesia options before starting the procedure.

Do You Need to Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Ferber Dental Group is here for you. Our team of dentists includes Ivy League graduates and former faculty from top institutions. We stay on the cutting edge of dentistry to ensure you get the best care possible.

Have any questions about what we can do for you? Would you like to speak with someone in our office about scheduling a wisdom teeth appointment? Please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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