Encounter Roxbury’s leading wisdom teeth removal dental services!
Most people opt to remove their wisdom teeth due to various dental health issues. In fact, wisdom teeth removal has become quite common. The specialists at Reliant Dental Group offer a free consultation and X-ray to their patients in West Roxbury, Massachusetts who believe they might need their wisdom teeth removed. Call Reliant Dental Group today or schedule an appointment online.
Wisdom Teeth Q & A
What are wisdom teeth?
Your wisdom teeth are the last set of your adult teeth to grow in, typically emerging from your gums during your late teens or early 20s. Your wisdom teeth sit in the very back of your mouth behind your molars. They can either fully emerge, partially emerge, or sometimes stay buried in your gum tissue.
What causes wisdom teeth pain?
Often times, wisdom teeth pain arises when your teeth are impacted. In other words, there isn’t enough room in your mouth between your neighboring teeth to accommodate your new erupting tooth. This lack of room in your mouth can result in your impacted tooth only coming in partway, growing in at an angle, or even getting stuck in your jawbone.
An impacted tooth that goes untreated can lead to many dental issues as a result. Some of these complications include:
- Damage to your other teeth
- Gum or tooth decay
- Formation of cysts
- Other dental problems
If you’re experiencing pain in the back of your mouth, Reliant Dental Group recommends scheduling an appointment right away.
What are common symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth?
Your wisdom teeth can press on your nerves or overcrowd your surrounding teeth, causing your gum line to become inflamed and bleed. Some patients experience ongoing toothaches that lead to bad headaches.
Besides pain, an impacted wisdom tooth can cause other symptoms. This includes:
- Gum issues like inflammation, redness, tenderness, or bleeding
- Pain or swelling in the jaw
- Bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth
- Trouble fully opening your mouth
If you’re suffering from the symptoms above, Reliant Dental Group offers a free consultation, including the cost of an X-ray to take a look at the condition of your teeth.
How are wisdom teeth removed?
Reliant Dental Group can perform a common surgical procedure to remove one or all of your wisdom teeth. The surgery typically lasts between 45 minutes to an hour, depending on the number of teeth that require extraction,
Sometimes, the procedure involves making an incision in your gum tissue and bone to remove your tooth. If this is the case, your specialist at Reliant Dental Group can use dissolvable stitches to close the incision. These stitches go away on their own after a few days. You are given a type of sedative to ensure your comfort during the extraction process.