Wisdom Teeth Removal
What is Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Wisdom teeth are typically the very last to come in. They can become problematic when they are impacted underneath the gum line. It is best to remove the wisdom teeth before they become an issue. We are able to offer you this wisdom tooth removal easily and quickly in our office.
Why is Wisdom Teeth Removal needed?
If you leave impacted wisdom teeth in place, they can cause issues with infections, pain and abscesses over time. This can result in tooth and bone loss as well as damage to surrounding teeth. We will recommend that you have the wisdom teeth removed so that it benefits your oral health. This can even reduce the chances of overcrowding as the wisdom teeth push against the second molars.
Who is a candidate for Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Dr. Sylvie Lam will examine your teeth to determine if you need to have your wisdom teeth removed. X-rays will give us a view of where the wisdom teeth are and the best way to go about removing them. If you need to have your wisdom teeth taken out, it is best to have the procedure as soon as possible. The procedure is done in our office and you’ll go home in about an hour from start to finish.
What happens during the Wisdom Teeth Removal process?
Dr. Sylvie Lam will administer an anesthetic to numb the area. Once this is done, an incision is made through the gums and the wisdom tooth taken out. Sutures are placed so that the area can be easily healed. You will go home with aftercare instructions so that the surgical site is able to heal without the risk of infection. The surgery is quick and easy, and you’ll go home in about one to two hours following treatment. You can expect to experience come pain and swelling for several days after the surgery.
If you would like to come into the office to have your wisdom teeth removed, call us today and we can get you in as soon as possible to benefit from our spa-like atmosphere.