Wisdom teeth extraction is a surgical procedure to remove the third set of molars at the back of the mouth. These teeth often emerge during late adolescence or early adulthood and can lead to various dental issues, such as impaction, crowding, pain, and infection. At Elite Dental LLC, the extraction is typically performed by our dentist under local or general anesthesia, and it aims to alleviate discomfort, prevent oral complications, and promote overall oral health.
The process begins with a consultation where our dentist in West St Paul, MN, assesses the condition of your wisdom teeth through X-rays and a physical examination. Before the extraction, local or general anesthesia is administered for pain control and comfort. If the wisdom teeth are impacted or not fully erupted, the dentist makes an incision in the gum tissue and may need to remove bone to access the tooth. The tooth is then carefully extracted using specialized instruments. After removal, the area is cleaned, and stitches are placed if necessary. Gauze is used to control bleeding, and you receive post-operative care instructions, along with follow-up appointments to ensure proper healing. Wisdom teeth extraction in West St Paul, MN, is a standard and safe procedure performed to alleviate pain, prevent oral complications, and promote overall oral health.
Wisdom teeth often lack adequate space to emerge appropriately in the mouth. When these teeth become impacted, they can grow at an angle, partially erupt, or remain trapped beneath the gum line. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain, swelling, and infection, leading to various oral health issues.
The late arrival of wisdom teeth can disrupt the alignment of existing teeth, causing overcrowding and misalignment. This may affect the overall bite, requiring orthodontic treatment to correct.
Wisdom teeth can be a source of persistent pain and discomfort, significantly when they are impacted or cause pressure on adjacent teeth. The pain can radiate to the jaw, head, and neck, leading to significant discomfort.
The location and positioning of wisdom teeth make them difficult to clean correctly, increasing the risk of infection, gum disease, and the formation of cysts or tumors. Removing these teeth can prevent oral infections and maintain overall gum health.
Wisdom teeth are more susceptible to tooth decay due to their location and limited accessibility for effective cleaning. When they decay, they can pose a risk to the surrounding teeth, and their removal can prevent the spread of decay.
Wisdom teeth extraction is a proactive step to preserve oral health and prevent future dental issues, providing patients a healthier and more comfortable smile. For more information, visit Elite Dental LLC at 1525 Livingston Ave, Suite B, West St Paul, MN 55118, or call (952) 432-1716.