Wisdom Teeth Removal
Some wisdom teeth erupt without issue, but others can cause dental concerns like overcrowding, infection, and swelling.
Wisdom teeth removal can prevent these dental problems and contribute to your body's overall wellness.
Dearborn Family Dentistry in Dearborn, MI, provides patients with a range of services to protect and maintain their oral health.
The Importance of Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the final teeth to erupt. It is typical for wisdom teeth to erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. Wisdom teeth may never appear for some, and can erupt without issue for others, but in many cases they cause painful complications that can take a serious toll on your oral health and the appearance of your smile.
Impaction occurs when wisdom teeth become overcrowded or erupt at an angle, resulting in discomfort, infection, cysts, or damage to surrounding teeth. These complications require the removal of impacted wisdom teeth.
When Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Ideally, patients should have their wisdom teeth removed as early as possible. As we age, our jawbones harden, our tooth roots elongate, and we may develop conditions that can increase the risk of complications during surgery.
If you or your child are between the ages of 17 and 25, we recommend having wisdom teeth examined by our dentists so we can determine if they must be removed, even if they're not currently causing any problems. If you're older than 25 and your wisdom teeth are starting to cause problems, we encourage you to reach out to our dentists.
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Receive the Care You Need
Wisdom teeth removal aims to alleviate pain and prevent serious oral health concerns; however, many patients put off removing their wisdom teeth due to their feelings of anxiety surrounding the dentist and the fear that this is a painful procedure. Drs. Mark Luria and Rena Allswang can combine their expertise in this field with gentle techniques to provide you with a procedure that results in minimal discomfort. They can perform both simple and complex extractions.
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Signs You Should Remove Your Wisdom Teeth
A persistent bad taste in your mouth or bad breath can be a sign of infection. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause infection, decay, and other oral health concerns.
Wisdom teeth in the upper dental arch can press against the sinuses, causing pain. If you notice sinus pressure, headaches, or chronic congestion, you may need an extraction.
Since third molars are so far back in the mouth, it can be difficult to brush and floss these teeth properly. This can lead to bacteria buildup, which can then cause cavities.
As wisdom teeth erupt, they can cause swelling, redness, and pain. Because these molars are hard to clean, you may even develop gum disease.
The Wisdom Teeth Removal Timeline
WHAT TO EXPECT IN DEARBORN, MI
We offer sedation using nitrous oxide to ensure your comfort during wisdom tooth removal.
Caring for Your Treatment Site
AFTER YOUR EXTRACTION
The First 24 Hours
In the first 24 hours after wisdom tooth removal, patients must refrain from brushing, rinsing, or spitting. This is important for the formation of the blood clot.
The First Few Days
In the days following your dental procedure, you can expect symptoms like discomfort, bruising, and swelling. You can use a cool compress and over-the-counter pain medication to manage these symptoms.
The First Week
For the first week of recovery, you should avoid brushing around the surgical sites and gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water every two hours and after meals. After one week, you can pick up your normal oral hygiene routine again.
The Second Week
Your bruising and swelling should have subsided by the end of your second week, but it's important to keep in mind that everyone's healing period will be different, and your recovery could be longer or shorter than two weeks.
Do Yourself a Favor, Remove Your Wisdom Teeth Today
Even though the wisdom teeth removal process may seem intimidating, removing these teeth can provide you with a variety of benefits, such as:
- Alleviating pain
- Allowing your teeth to have the space they need
- Lowering your risk of developing serious oral health problems
If you think you or your child may need wisdom teeth removal, Dearborn Family Dentistry in Dearborn, MI, wants to hear from you! Reach out to our office through our consultation request form or by calling:
Understanding the Risks
OF WISDOM TOOTH EXTRACTION
All surgical procedures involve risks, especially for older patients. Risks associated with wisdom tooth removal include:
- Damaged sinuses around the upper wisdom teeth
- Diminished strength of the lower jawbone
- Dry socket
When you choose reputable dentists like Drs. Mark Luria and Rena Allswang, the risk of developing these complications is lower.
Preventing Dry Socket
The blood clot that forms over your extraction site is responsible for protecting and healing the underlying bone and nerve endings. This clot should stay in place until your gums have healed.
Dry socket occurs when the blood clot that has formed over the extraction site becomes dislodged or fails to develop altogether. This exposes the bone and nerve endings at the extraction site, which can create severe pain. Dry socket can also cause underlying tissues to become infected, bad breath, and a foul taste.
You can help prevent dry socket by following some post-surgery instructions from your dentist, such as:
- Don't use a straw for 24 to 48 hours
- Avoid spitting for 24 to 48 hours
- Don't smoke or use tobacco for 48 hours
- Don't brush the extraction site for four days
- Eat soft foods
- Avoid foods that are hard, crunchy, or tough
Why Choose a Dentist
INSTEAD OF AN ORAL SURGEON?
Though an oral surgeon can perform your wisdom teeth removal, our Dearborn dentists are trained to perform both simple and surgical tooth extractions. When you choose Dearborn Family Dentistry, you won't have to be referred anywhere else, allowing you to receive care quickly and without having to familiarize yourself with another practice.
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