Wisdom Teeth Removal
The last molars to arrive in your late teens and early twenties are your wisdom teeth. For some, these final molars can cause oral health issues and may need to be removed. With general dentistry from Dunwoody Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, our experienced dental team can provide expert removal of your wisdom teeth to protect your oral health and smile.
While some people receive their wisdom teeth without any problems, others may have limited space to accommodate these large molars. As they begin to push through the gums, they can change direction in their growth. Wisdom teeth can grow in sideways, pushing toward the other teeth or growing out the side of the gum. This can exert pressure on the existing teeth, shifting them out of alignment. Other problems that can accompany the arrival of wisdom teeth include:
- Inflammation and infection
- Sinus problems
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Cyst formation
- Pain, discomfort and trouble swallowing
Gentle Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Our team at Dunwoody Family & Cosmetic Dentistry will monitor the growth of you or your child’s wisdom teeth. If there are any signs they may cause problems or are not growing in the right direction, we may recommend wisdom tooth removal. We can remove one or all the wisdom teeth at the same time, depending on the patient. Sedation is often used if all four wisdom teeth need to be removed at the same time or for any patient with anxiety over tooth removal.
In most cases, the gums heal quickly after the wisdom tooth or teeth are removed. The area may be sore and tender for a few days while the wound heals. Our team will give you post-extraction instructions to care for your gums and ensure that you experience as little discomfort as possible.
If you or your teenager needs wisdom tooth removal, contact Dunwoody Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today to schedule an appointment. We offer a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere for your procedure with sedation options available to put you at ease. Most dental insurance plans are accepted as well as other payment options.