WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL
WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL
When the teeth emerge properly and are aligned with other teeth, and the surrounding gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth can be left in place. Unfortunately, in most cases, wisdom tooth extraction is necessary when the teeth are restricted from suitably emerging within the mouth. Wisdom teeth can erupt in a number of ways including growing in sideways, only partially protruding from the gum, and in some cases, remaining below the gum and bone, causing pain and pressure in the mouth.
Issues Caused by Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Removing impacted teeth is the recommended solution to resolving these issues. The preventative measure can help relieve pain and discomfort, and is an important step in maintaining excellent oral health and limiting the chance for future illness.
The Dental Extraction Procedure
Depending on the state of your wisdom teeth (partially erupted, unerupted or impacted), Dr. Aalam or Dr. Krivitsky will perform either a simple or surgical extraction. During a simple extraction, the doctor will remove the entire tooth in one piece. For more complex surgical extractions, the doctor will separate the tooth into several pieces for easier removal.
As the only two board-certified periodontists in Brentwood and professors at the USC School of Dentistry, Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky specialize in tooth removal, and strive to ensure each patient is comfortable with the process and confident with their results.
WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL in
Following a wisdom tooth extraction, it is important for patients to take a few simple precautions to help prevent potential complications during the recovery period. For example, patients are advised to not smoke cigarettes at least one day after a tooth extraction, to consume only soft foods for a few days, to avoid drinking from a straw and drinking carbonated drinks. A periodontist will prescribe pain medication to help you manage the discomfort felt after the surgery, and in some cases an oral rinse to ensure the surgical site is kept clean and heals properly.