Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars in your mouth. Most people have four wisdom teeth, although it is not uncommon to have only two or three. The wisdom teeth are the last of all the teeth to develop or come in. Most people remove wisdom teeth during their teenage or adult years because there is simply not enough room in their mouth to keep them. Often times when wisdom teeth come in they will push the second molars forward. This can do damage to your mouth, including the teeth, jaw, and gums.

Going to an oral surgeon is sometimes the best route to take for getting wisdom teeth pulled. An oral surgeon specializes in getting wisdom teeth pulled in addition to other oral surgical procedures. Whether removal of wisdom teeth is because the teeth are impacted or because you are getting painful headaches as a result, it is a good idea to consult with an oral surgeon before getting wisdom teeth removed. Many people are afraid of dentists, which is why we will provide the most comfortable environment possible. Pain from impacted wisdom teeth and oral or tooth pain can affect your whole head. This can cause many other problems, such as headaches and blurred vision. Getting wisdom teeth removed by an oral surgeon may become a welcome relief to these symptoms.

It is important to understand the post-procedural care of the extraction site. Usually wisdom teeth stitches are dissolvable and will fade away and dissolve on their own as the gums heal from the removal of wisdom teeth. While the actual socket stitches do not hurt, you need to be gentile in the area for the first week post-op, with the first two days as the most crucial. We recommend eating soft foods nothing harder than a cooked noodle. You need to stay away from hard foods as well as food that can easily get stuck in the wisdom teeth stitches and gum holes, such as rice and nuts. Eating hard and sharp foods can also cause an infection. Using a straw too soon after the removal of wisdom teeth could damage your gums and create dry sockets, Which could become painful.