Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth refer to the third set of molars. These are the last molars to emerge, typically between ages seventeen and twenty-one. Unfortunately, many patients don’t have enough jaw space to allow these final molars to erupt properly. The wisdom teeth are known to come in sideways or get impacted below the gum line. Not only can this be painful, but it can produce significant threats to your oral health, jaw and neighboring teeth.
As part of our general dental treatments at Three Creek Dentistry, we proudly offer wisdom teeth removal in our Derwood office. We have the technology and skill to deliver a positive experience in this simple oral surgery. Before we recommend wisdom teeth removal, we will conduct a thorough evaluation of your entire mouth. Digital x-rays can reveal how your wisdom teeth are erupting. If they appear to be a threat to your future dental health, we can remove them with a straightforward, in-office procedure.
Consequences of Impacted Wisdom Teeth
If wisdom teeth extraction is suggested but neglected, serious consequences can result. Impacted wisdom teeth can lead to infection, damage to adjacent teeth, and the formation of painful jaw cysts. These back molars are highly susceptible to bacteria entrapment because they are difficult to keep clean. Once infection sets in, the oral bacteria has the potential to travel through your bloodstream and compromise your overall health. At Three Creek Dentistry, we take a proactive approach to help patients avoid such detrimental drawbacks of wisdom teeth impaction.
To learn more about wisdom teeth removal or to find out if this procedure is right for you, please contact our Derwood office today. We are known for delivering state-of-the-art dentistry in a comfortable, stress-free atmosphere.
Is wisdom teeth removal painful?
At Three Creek Dentistry, we have the dental technology and skills to make wisdom teeth removal as comfortable as possible. Before Dr. Trinh and our team remove your wisdom teeth, local anesthesia will be used to numb the extraction site, and you’ll have the option of dental sedation to relax and feel more comfortable during the procedure. While there may be discomfort during the extraction or healing process, most of our patients have a positive experience.
What can I eat after wisdom teeth removal?
Before and after your removal, our team will provide you with specific instructions on how to maintain good oral hygiene when healing and what is acceptable to eat. Ultimately, the healing time of your wisdom tooth removal will vary depending on how many teeth were removed and how complex the surgery was. Typically, soft foods and liquids like soup or smoothies are suitable for consumption.
How much does wisdom teeth removal cost?
When wisdom teeth extraction is neglected, dental issues can quickly cause pain and interfere with oral function. At Three Creek Dentistry, we thoroughly evaluate your mouth before recommending removal. If you have dental insurance, dental insurance may likely cover a portion or more of the wisdom teeth removal. Our office is happy to accept flexible payment plans and offers a Dental Savers Plan for those uninsured and wanting to save on dental costs. Please visit our financial page for more financial information or contact our office.