Wisdom teeth usually erupt through the gums between the ages of 14 and 25. Many dental health professionals recommend removing the wisdom teeth before the teeth begin to emerge. Wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure that our surgeons perform to improve the oral health of our patients.
Most of the time, wisdom teeth are recommended for removal before they erupt into the mouth. Most people do not have sufficient room in their mouths to accommodate these extra molars, and they commonly cause complications when they come in. Your family dentist will monitor your child’s developing wisdom teeth and can refer an oral surgeon when it is an appropriate time for removal. Wisdom teeth need to be removed before they cause complications, such as infection, cysts, tumors, or damage to other adult teeth.
When you come to Canyon Oral & Facial Surgery Dental Implant Experts to speak about your or your child’s wisdom teeth, Dr. Falk or Dr. Moody will perform a complete oral examination, review and order any diagnostic scans, discuss your anesthesia options, and design the right course of treatment.
Dentists and oral surgeons recommend wisdom teeth extraction before they have the chance to come in and cause complications. It is common for wisdom teeth to come in around the age of 17 or early 20s. However, your dentist will make sure to monitor the growth and development of your child’s wisdom teeth and recommend extraction when the time is right.
Impacted wisdom teeth grow at an angle and are trapped beneath the gum. This can cause damage to nearby teeth and roots and leave you prone to infection, as an unerupted tooth is difficult to clean properly. Infections can lead to tumors or cysts forming around the tooth. An impacted wisdom tooth should be removed to prevent damage to your oral health.
Untreated wisdom teeth can cause pain and swelling, as well as push other teeth out of position. If an impacted wisdom tooth becomes severely infected, the infection could spread to nearby teeth and tissue causing gum disease. By removing wisdom teeth, you're preventing the chance for these health conditions to arise.
Dr. Falk, Dr. Moody, and the entire team at Canyon Oral & Facial Surgery Dental Implant Experts are committed to their patients, making every effort to ensure you receive an exceptional experience at a fair cost. Your insurance coverage, number of wisdom teeth to be removed, and type of anesthesia to be used will determine the exact cost of treatment.
We encourage you to contact Canyon Oral & Facial Surgery Dental Implant Experts to schedule a consultation. After your treatment plan has been designed, we can provide an accurate cost estimate. Visit our Cost of Wisdom Teeth Removal page to learn more.
Oral health complications associated with wisdom teeth are extremely common. To prevent unnecessary oral health complications, many dental health professionals recommend that wisdom teeth are removed before they are able to cause any issues. Correctional treatment for these complications can be expensive and painful. Patients who undergo a wisdom teeth removal procedure during their teen years usually have an easier procedure and recovery, since younger patients tend to heal faster and the wisdom teeth are undeveloped.
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While some wisdom teeth come in with very little or no symptoms, any discomfort, redness, or swelling in the back of the jaw should be examined by a dental health professional. Your dentist will keep an eye on the growth and development of your child’s wisdom teeth during regular checkups and will recommend their removal at the appropriate time.
Feeling discomfort after a wisdom tooth extraction procedure is normal. To remain comfortable during the procedure, we offer local anesthesia, laughing gas, IV sedation, and general anesthesia. The consultation appointment will also include information on how to manage any post-operative discomfort. You can expect to feel sleepy for the first 24 hours and can manage pain with ice packs or over-the-counter medication after surgery.
Not everyone needs their wisdom teeth removed, but many do. In most cases, people do not have enough room in their mouths to fit four extra teeth. Your dentist will be able to keep an eye on the growth and development of your wisdom teeth with regular checkups. When the time is right for your wisdom teeth to be removed, they can refer to an oral surgeon for treatment.
An oral surgeon has completed many more years of education and training to perform invasive procedures such as wisdom teeth removal and other oral surgery procedures. They are also uniquely qualified to administer anesthesia for the safety and comfort of their patients.
On average, patients who have their wisdom teeth removed are able to return to work or school 2 to 4 days after surgery.
A diet of soft foods is often recommended for patients for the first few days following their wisdom teeth removal procedure. Please follow all guidelines as directed by your oral surgeon throughout the healing process. Rinse your mouth with a salt water solution to keep the extraction sites clean. Avoid using a straw or smoking for one week, because the sucking motion can dislodge the blood clot and cause a painful dry socket.
Canyon Oral & Facial Surgery Dental Implant Experts performs the full scope of oral surgery procedures, including wisdom teeth removal. We serve patients living in and around the greater Las Vegas area and have two practices located in Summerlin and Centennial Hills for your convenience.
We are always happy to help our patients feel informed and at ease. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.