At Dr. Nashed's office, extraction of wisdom and impacted teeth is a standard dental procedure to alleviate pain, prevent complications, and maintain oral health. Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that usually emerge in the late teens or early twenties. Due to limited space in the mouth, they often become impacted, meaning they don't have enough room to erupt or align appropriately with the other teeth fully. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause various problems, including pain, infection, damage to adjacent teeth, and alignment issues.
Apart from wisdom teeth, other teeth, such as canines or premolars, can also become impacted. An impacted tooth fails to erupt fully or remains stuck beneath the gum line. Impacted teeth can cause similar issues as impacted wisdom teeth, including pain, infection, and damage to neighboring teeth. We provide 3D x-rome beam (cat scan) as needed on the premises for impacted teeth implants
Reason for Wisdom Teeth and Impacted Teeth Extractions
Lack of Space
The most common reason for wisdom teeth extraction is the lack of space in the mouth. Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, typically emerge in the late teens or early twenties when the mouth is fully developed. Due to limited space, they often become impacted, meaning they do not have enough room to erupt or align appropriately with the other teeth fully. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain, crowding, and damage to adjacent teeth.
Infection and Decay
Impacted teeth or wisdom teeth can create a space between the tooth and gum, which can become a breeding ground for bacteria. This can lead to pericoronitis infection, causing pain, swelling, and difficulty cleaning the affected area. Additionally, wisdom teeth are located at the back of the mouth, making them more challenging to clean properly, which can increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Crowding and Orthodontic Concerns
Impacted teeth or improperly aligned wisdom teeth can cause crowding and disrupt the alignment of the surrounding teeth. This can lead to bite problems, shifting of teeth, and the need for orthodontic treatment.
The Procedure for Wisdom Teeth And Impacted Teeth Extractions
If you're experiencing pain or discomfort or suspect you have impacted teeth, consult a dentist or an oral surgeon. They will conduct a thorough exam, which may include dental X-rays or other imaging techniques, to assess the position and condition of the impacted teeth. The dentist or oral surgeon will administer local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia, depending on the complexity of the extraction and your preference. They will incision the gum tissue, remove any bone blocking access to the tooth, and then extract it. The site is then cleaned, and stitches may be used to close the incision.
After the extraction, you will be provided with specific aftercare instructions. It's normal to experience some swelling, discomfort, and minor bleeding for a few days following the procedure. Pain medication, antibiotics, and mouth rinses may be prescribed to manage pain, prevent infection, and promote healing. Follow the instructions provided by your dentist and maintain good oral hygiene during the healing process.
Our dental practice is dedicated to providing top-notch services and state-of-the-art technology to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality of care possible. We offer a 3D X-ray cone beam (CAT scan) on-site for impacted teeth or implants as needed. This cutting-edge imaging technique allows us to obtain a detailed, three-dimensional view of the affected area, which helps us diagnose and treat any issues more effectively and efficiently than ever before. With this advanced diagnostic tool at our disposal, we are able to provide accurate diagnoses and create tailored treatment plans that meet each patient's unique needs. Our team of experienced dentists and staff work tirelessly to stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in dental technology, so you can be confident that when you visit our office, you are getting access to the best possible care available today.
For the best dental care, visit Dr. Nashed's office, Arcadia Location at 45 E Foothill Blvd, Arcadia, CA 91006, or Long Beach Location at 4200 E Pacific Coast Highway Suite 100, CA 90804. You may also call the Arcadia location at (626) 294-9119 or Long Beach location at (562) 498-5788.