The wisdom teeth are our last set of molars, which usually erupt between the age of 17-25. They are a natural part of the mouth, but they often do not grow in properly, which can cause a variety of oral health issues. If you think that your wisdom teeth may need to be extracted, Pawlus Dental is here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
The wisdom teeth do not always have to be extracted. Some people have plenty of space in their mouths for their final set of molars, and can keep them without any negative effects.
However, if you do not have enough space in your mouth to accommodate the wisdom teeth, you may need to have your wisdom teeth extracted. The teeth may fail to erupt completely, or they may even grow at an angle, damaging the adjacent teeth or causing them to shift.
If you are noticing symptoms like stiffness in your jaw, pain near the rear of your mouth, or gum inflammation or bleeding near the rear of your mouth, these are all indicators that your wisdom teeth may need to be pulled. We recommend contacting us for an oral exam to see if wisdom tooth extraction is right for you.
We understand that the process of wisdom tooth extraction can be intimidating. That’s why we offer nitrous for all of our patients.
This treatment uses a nose mask to deliver a stream of nitrous oxide (laughing gas), which will make you feel more relaxed and calm, and eliminate feelings of anxiety and pain during your procedure. One of the best things about this method is that it wears off after only about 5 minutes, so you can drive yourself home after your appointment.
At Pawlus Dental, we understand that it can be difficult to find time in your schedule to get the care you need. That is why we offer convenient weekend hours for extractions so you can get back to your daily life by Monday.
If your tooth has fully erupted, your Dr. Lungu will perform a basic extraction. We will clean and numb your mouth, then use dental tools to loosen the tooth and pull it out of the socket. Then, the area will be cleaned and sutured shut.
If the tooth has not fully erupted, Dr. Lungu will need to perform a surgical extraction. He will create an opening in the gum near the tooth, then cut the tooth into pieces and extract it piece-by-piece.
It will take about 1-2 weeks to heal and recover from your procedure. Symptoms like discomfort, pain, and bleeding should dissipate after about 3 days. We will provide you with a set of instructions to follow. Make sure you follow them to the letter to avoid complications and ensure that your extraction site heals quickly.
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