What is Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Wisdom Teeth Removal Brighton MA

Wisdom Teeth Removal | Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that are typically removed due to several oral health reasons. Some patients may feel pain or discomfort. While, others may suffer from teeth shifting, decay, and more. Learn about wisdom teeth below. Then, be sure to schedule an exam today.

What are wisdom teeth?

These final set of molars usually appear in a patient’s mouth during their teen years to early twenties. During this time, a patient’s mouth is usually not large enough for the new molars. As a result, patients notice pain and are likely to suffer oral issues.

How are wisdom teeth detected?

Wisdom teeth can fully or partially erupt. However, there are cases where the wisdom tooth has developed completely horizontally below the gum line. Therefore, your dentist will perform a thorough exam which may include dental X-rays. The X-rays will depict a better understanding of your wisdom teeth and how the extraction will be performed.

Why should I have wisdom teeth removal?

Wisdom teeth usually cause the following oral health issues:

  • Teeth Impaction
  • Teeth Shifting
  • Tooth decay
  • Periodontal Disease
  • Cysts
  • Pain

How are wisdom teeth extracted?

Wisdom teeth that have erupted are easier to remove. But those that have teeth under the gums, will need a more skilled surgery. The tooth will be removed in sections. Nonetheless, the affected area is numbed for added comfort. Some patients may also have a sedative to reduce potential anxiety.

What are the post-operative instructions for wisdom teeth removal?

Patients are asked to wait 24 hours before brushing their teeth. Also, avoid chewing on the side of the affected area. Then, rinse the mouth with warm, salt water after meals. On the second day, brush your teeth normally but avoid the affected area. Lastly, use cold packs to reduce swelling and over-the-counter pain relief medication to minimize pain.

Contact the dental office or seek medical emergency if:

  • Swelling worsens
  • Fever develops
  • Swallowing becomes difficult
  • Excessive bleeding
  • The affected area becomes painful

Contact us today.

Improve your oral health with wisdom teeth removal Brighton MA. Let’s schedule your consultation and exam today. Call the team at Chestnut Hill Dental Associates at (617) 566-0308. You may also book an appointment online here. We are located at 2001 Beacon St #300, Brighton, MA 02135 and would be delighted to assist.