Have you been experiencing jaw or facial pain? Notice teeth are erupting in the very back of your mouth? Wisdom teeth are the most common reason we recommend teeth extractions at Arlington Dental Associates. Due to the fact wisdom teeth are problematic for so many people, we recommend a consultation around the age of 17 to determine if wisdom teeth may cause problems in the future. Interested in scheduling an appointment to determine if your wisdom teeth need to be removed? Contact Arlington Dental Associates today, we’d be more than happy to get you on our schedule for a consultation.
Wisdom teeth are the final molars that typically appear around the age of 17-25 and were originally used to properly chew hard to digest foods. As we’ve evolved, many people don’t have adequate room for them, often causing problems such as impaction. In the event where they cause problems or do not properly erupt, wisdom tooth removal in Arlington may be recommended.
During an extraction, an incision may need to be made in the gums and/or bone to properly access the tooth. In some situations, the tooth may also need to be broken before it can be fully removed. Once your wisdom tooth/teeth have been removed, the surgery site will be closed to allow for healing. Following the removal swelling is common, medication will be provided to reduce pain and discomfort.
At Arlington Dental Associates we recommend tooth extractions as early as possible. As the patient ages, wisdom teeth may become more secure, making them harder to remove along with potentially causing damage to the surrounding areas.
Think that you or a loved one may need wisdom teeth extractions? Contact Arlington Dental Associates today to schedule a consultation with our dentist. We are always happy to have new patients at our practice.