Wisdom teeth are actually a third set of molars that develop in the far back of the mouth. They earn their name because they erupt during the late teen years to early twenties, when people are said to be growing in wisdom. Because these teeth develop so much later than the other permanent teeth that have already established their own space, wisdom teeth are frequently causes of concern to people’s oral health. Impacted wisdom teeth do not have room to fully erupt into the mouth, and they will remain embedded in the gums. Impaction makes the back gums prone to infection because these gums are too sore for proper cleaning, bacteria becomes trapped under the gums, and the third molars have nowhere to go. Additionally, the lack of space needed for the wisdom teeth causes overcrowding and misalignment of already established teeth. This is especially upsetting to those who have already undergone successful orthodontic treatment.
For these reasons, wisdom teeth removal is typically done as a preventative procedure to extract the teeth before they begin to cause problems. Dr. Goldwyn keeps an eye on the development of patients’ wisdom teeth throughout adolescence and the teen years so that they can be removed at the proper time. Dr. Goldwyn is an expert at managing and solving a wide range of oral health issues, and he and his team will ensure your comfort before, during, and after treatment.
Wisdom teeth removal is an out-patient surgery with relatively short recovery time. Once the wisdom teeth are extracted from the mouth, patients go home with post-operative instruction to follow. With strict adherence to these instructions, patients can avoid complications and generally heal completely in less than a full week’s time.
At Huebner Smiles, we are committed to providing excellence in all areas of dentistry. We are here to make sure that you have the best possible experience during any type of dental procedure. If you are experiencing any discomfort with your wisdom teeth, please contact Huebner Smiles Dentistry and Orthodontics today. We will provide an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan that is suited for the health of your mouth. Our advanced dental techniques provide ultimate comfort during your procedure.