Typically, wisdom teeth come in between the ages of 15 and 25, after the rest of your adult teeth have fully come in and settled in place. And often, those wisdom teeth will cause trouble and need to be removed.
Wisdom teeth removals are common at North Oaks Dental. Our team of experienced dentists has seen first-hand how removing someone’s wisdom teeth can significantly improve their wellbeing. If you think you need to have your wisdom teeth removed, learn more about the process, then contact us by calling 248-712-1522 to schedule a consultation in Royal Oak, MI.
Do My Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed?
Not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed. When you come to our office for an oral health checkup or tooth removal consultation, we can take a look at your teeth and determine if your wisdom teeth need to come out. In the meantime, there is a good chance they will need to be removed if:
- Your wisdom teeth are impacted (stuck) beneath your gums
- Your wisdom teeth are causing the rest of your teeth to become overcrowded
- Your wisdom teeth come in at an angle, putting pressure on the teeth next to them
Does Wisdom Tooth Removal Hurt?
The earlier we identify the need to remove your wisdom teeth, the better. Removing your wisdom teeth early can help prevent the damage and discomfort to neighboring teeth, bone and gum tissue that often occurs after wisdom teeth come in.
When it comes time for your wisdom teeth removal, we will make sure you are completely comfortable and relaxed throughout the entire procedure. Before we begin, we will numb the area around your wisdom teeth. At most, you will feel slight pressure, but you won’t feel any pain.
Once the area is numb, we will open the gum tissue over or around your wisdom teeth, then the tooth is removed. If any bone is covering the tooth, that may need to be removed as well. Once all the troublesome material is taken out, we will suture the area and pack it with gauze. You will likely be sent home with a good amount of gauze in your mouth to protect the area and absorb any light bleeding that may occur.
If you struggle with dental anxiety or fear of dental procedures, we offer sedation options that can help you relax during the procedure.
After your wisdom teeth are removed, you will likely feel some soreness. We will send you home with tips on how to make recovery quick, easy, and pain-free. In some cases, we will write you a prescription for pain medication or give you a list of recommended over-the-counter pain relievers.
Contact North Oaks Dental to Learn More About Wisdom Teeth Removal
If you are curious about wisdom teeth removal or feel you may benefit from having your wisdom teeth removed, don’t wait another day to talk to a member of our friendly and experienced team at North Oaks Dental of Royal Oak, MI.