Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth have often been the bud of jokes, referencing the fact that they’re not so wise if they’re coming in wrong. This is a fact of life, and when you’re a teenager, or in your young 20’s, it can be a real pain (literally).

The expert dental specialists at Advanced Dentistry South Florida in Delray Beach are highly trained in the removal of wisdom teeth. Our doctors go the extra mile to make sure each patient is comfortable and relaxed so that the wisdom teeth removal process is as painless as possible. Because your safety and comfort is a priority to us, we utilize the latest state-of-the-art dental technology.

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What are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the last molars or third molars that develop on each side of the jaws. Wisdom teeth usually emerge in the back of the mouth between the ages of 16-20. These teeth are a valuable asset to the mouth when they are healthy and properly positioned. Often, however, problems develop that require their removal.

Why Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

It is only necessary to have your wisdom teeth removed if you are experiencing pain from impacted teeth, sinus issues, or if they are affecting your other teeth in a way that may cause damage. If your wisdom teeth are positioned correctly, you may not need to have them removed. When the jaw isn’t large enough to accommodate wisdom teeth, they can become impacted (unable to come in or misaligned). Wisdom teeth may also grow in sideways, emerge only part way through the gum or remain trapped beneath the gum and bone.

What is the Wisdom Teeth Removal Process?

A wisdom tooth extraction is a relatively routine oral surgery procedure. The dentist will numb the area in your mouth with a local anesthesia or use IV sedation so you are asleep during the procedure. After the wisdom tooth is removed, your dentist will provide care instructions to ensure proper healing.

Does Wisdom Teeth Removal Hurt?

Many people experience dental anxiety when visiting the dentist, which is why we make every effort to ensure your comfort before, during and after your wisdom teeth removal process. Before extracting the tooth, your dentist will decide whether to give you a local anesthetic, or a general anesthetic depending upon whether you are having one or multiple teeth removed. This will allow the patient to relax, or even sleep in most cases during the procedure. After the procedure is complete, some discomfort and swelling may occur, but will normally subside after a few days. You should call your dentist in the event that you have prolonged or severe discomfort, swelling, bleeding or fever.

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