Wisdom teeth are a set of third molars and are the final teeth to develop. For most people, this development occurs around the age of 17. Sometimes, these teeth may become discomforting, and a wisdom teeth removal will have to be carried out. This is typically a wisdom teeth surgery performed by a dentist or an oral surgeon to remove the wisdom teeth. The procedure is often required in any of the following conditions:
An impacted wisdom tooth or any of the aforementioned cases can result in a disruption in the alignment of your smile, cause pain, infection or damage to your jawbone and ultimately lead to serious oral health problems in the long run if left unattended.
Wisdom teeth problems may cause the following symptoms:
Dental professionals recommend wisdom teeth removal for patients whether or not there are problems. This is to prevent future issues that may arise with the teeth. In the United States, more than 10 million wisdom teeth are extracted annually, and over 60% of these tooth extractions are optional and not immediately necessary.
Also, the extraction procedure presents better outcomes for individuals in their late teens or early twenties. This is because the roots of the molars occupy less space within the jawbone and are not fully developed during this period. As one grows older, the molar roots become stronger and more firmly attached to the jaw bone. This makes the procedure more difficult to perform and remarkably increases the risk of complications after surgery.
The cost of a wisdom teeth extraction surgery varies from one patient to another. It depends on factors such as the number of wisdom teeth to be removed, the type of anesthetic used, potential complications and your dental insurance plan. When you schedule a consultation with us at 311 Dentals, we will give you a treatment cost estimate and implement any insurance coverage you may have.
Sedation is the first step. Our skilled team will sedate you before the surgery to keep you relaxed and pain-free. Although you won’t feel any pain or recall the surgery, you will be awake enough to respond to your doctor.
This comes up right after the sedation has taken effect. In about an hour, our highly skilled team will complete your tooth extraction procedure, and you will be taken to the recovery room.
You may feel a little weak or dizzy after your procedure — this is normal. During recovery, we will monitor you to determine when you are fit before allowing you to return home with the person you came with.
Just before you leave, we will offer you some aftercare recommendations. These are instructions given to help you manage at home until you are completely healed. They vary from patient to patient, depending on your age and the complexity of your treatment. These same factors will determine how fast you fully recover. Nevertheless, you should be able to resume your normal activities after one or two days.
Dr. Syed Shahabuddin graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2017. He completed his implant surgical training with Implant Seminars in 2019 and his Master’s program with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine in the same year. He focuses his practice on giving patients the best experience and eliminating all anxieties associated with dental procedures. Contact us today for your painless tooth extraction.