Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to come out in our mouths. When these teeth develop correctly, there is no reason to extract them. However, most often, they do not erupt properly and could cause many dental issues. The wisdom teeth rarely come out even and straight with the rest of your smile. At Rosemont Dental in Frederick, MD, if we find that the wisdom teeth are putting you at risk for oral complications, we will recommend their extraction. With X-rays and examinations, we can determine if your wisdom teeth are impacted and need to be removed.
When Should You Opt For a Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
Though some people may not need to have their wisdom teeth removed, it is often a necessary procedure for others to protect their overall oral health. Wisdom teeth could begin to emerge sideways, erupt partially, or even get stuck beneath the gum and bone. The stuck teeth, also known as impacted teeth, may shift position as they try to find a path for eruption.
When wisdom teeth don’t emerge through the gum line correctly, they can cause severe dental issues for the patient, including:
- Infection in tissues encircling the tooth
- Disruption in the orthodontic or natural alignment of teeth
- Development of tumors or cysts around impacted wisdom teeth, resulting in jawbone or tooth destruction.
What Is the Procedure For Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
Dr. Askari will first do a thorough examination and take X-rays of your mouth to evaluate the condition of your wisdom teeth. This will help us conclude if your wisdom teeth will pose a threat to your oral health in the future. Early diagnosis of problems will give better outcomes for our patients. Hence we recommend the first evaluation be done during a patient’s teenage years.
Before the procedure, we will discuss the various types of anesthesia we may use during your procedure and any risks involved. Our chief goal is to ensure your comfort. We also want our patients to be as informed as possible about the whole process.
Dr. Askari will surgically then remove your wisdom teeth and suture the gum. We will then allow you to rest under our supervision. Once we are satisfied that you are safe to go home, we will send you on your way with postoperative instructions and the mandatory prescriptions. You will be required to return for your follow-up appointment so we can check on your healing progress.
If you are interested in learning more about wisdom tooth extractions, call Rosemont Dental in Frederick, MD, at (301) 663-114 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Askari.