Most people have their wisdom teeth removed between the ages of 17-21. However, sometimes an individual’s wisdom teeth have to be removed earlier, sometimes later in life. Also, there are some people who don’t have their oral health impacted by their wisdom teeth coming in. Sacramento Surgical Arts provides wisdom teeth removal Sacramento parents and adults can trust. Our compassionate experts are able to assess you or your loved one’s needs. If your wisdom teeth need removal, we can conduct this procedure with ease.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are molars, the wide, back teeth you use to grind food when eating. Usually, there are four of them. They are the third set of teeth people can get. However, they can cause alignment issues damaging the teeth around them and causing severe jaw pain. When this happens, it is called impaction.
Impaction is the wisdom teeth not having enough room to properly come out of the gums. There are two types of wisdom tooth extraction: simple and surgical. Once they make it out of the gums, your dentist or oral surgeon can usually remove them through simple extraction. Some dentists and oral surgeons prefer to remove wisdom teeth before they have a chance to cause issues. Dentists and oral surgeons use surgical extraction for this.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Sacramento
The process of removing wisdom teeth is straightforward. How far they are out of your gums will determine the degree of surgery. First, the area of your jaw will be numbed using a strong novocaine. Once your nerve endings in your mouth are numb, the tooth will be loosened and then removed with dental forceps. If the tooth is below the gum line, you will be given medication to put you to sleep so you don’t experience any pain. After the procedure, you’ll likely have gauze throughout your mouth to stop bleeding. Depending on the degree of surgery, you may have oral stitches as well. Depending on your pain level, your dentist may prescribe painkillers.
During the first day after the surgery, you’ll experience a little bleeding. Also, you’ll feel sore and your face may be swollen. Some people experience bruises but they tend to go away after a few days. You’ll not be able to brush your teeth for the next 24 hours. But once a day has passed, you’ll resume brushing. You’ll also be asked to gargle with warm salt water every two hours for a week to prevent infections.
If you experience any of the following issues, contact your dentist immediately as there may be an issue:
- Difficulty swallowing or breathing
- Your pain lasts longer than a week
- Bleeding won’t stop after a day
- Your face or jaw stays swollen
- If you develop a fever immediately after
- You notice pus or a foul smell
While complications are rare, you ought to still be vigilant.
Sacramento Surgical Arts
Sacramento Surgical Arts offers wisdom teeth removal Sacramento residents feel comfortable with. Our community knows they can trust our experts to make this process as painless as possible. Aside from wisdom tooth removal, we offer other services, including:
Find out more about our services today by calling 866.930.5837. Our friendly staff will gladly set up a consultation or schedule an appointment.