You may not need a tooth extraction if your wisdom teeth fully erupt in good alignment. Wisdom teeth, on the other hand, are frequently found impacted beneath the bone and gum tissue. Because of the impaction, they are unable to break through the gumline, putting them at a higher risk of producing cysts or tumors. Misplaced wisdom teeth can also trap food or make flossing difficult, providing a breeding ground for cavity-causing germs. Our professional dentists at Woodruff Family Dental are qualified to conduct wisdom tooth extractions for individuals who require them. You can relax throughout your extractions because you are in trustworthy hands.
Why Are Wisdom Teeth Extracted?
A wisdom tooth is pulled to either cure an existing problem or to avoid future ones. Some of the issues that can arise when wisdom teeth emerge are as follows:
- Your jaw may be too small for them, causing them to get impacted and unable to break through your gums.
- Your wisdom teeth may break through your gums and cause a flap of gum tissue to form over them. Food and germs can become trapped beneath the flap, causing your gums to turn red, inflamed, and painful. These are symptoms of an infection.
- Infection, damage to neighboring teeth and bone, or the formation of a cyst can all result from impacted teeth.
- One or more of your wisdom teeth may emerge at an odd angle, with the tooth's crown looking forward, backward, or to either side.
What Is the Procedure for Extracting Wisdom Teeth?
When it is found that wisdom teeth are causing problems, it is usually necessary to have them extracted by an oral surgeon or a trained general dentist. A local anesthetic is used to ensure that the tooth can be extracted without causing undue pain. Minor surgery is then performed to remove the tissue and bone surrounding the wisdom tooth so that the tooth can be retrieved properly from the socket. To close the surgical site and encourage healing of the surrounding tissue, many stitches may be required. These stitches may be dissolvable stitches that dissolve on their own after three to five days, or they may be stitches that must be removed by the surgeon after a set amount of time.
Our team at Woodruff Family Dental will make sure that your wisdom teeth removal procedure is as painless and comfortable as possible. For more information on wisdom tooth extraction, please call (870) 972-8190 or visit our office at 2800 Enterprise Cv, Jonesboro, AR 72401.