Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Las Vegas
Almost everybody will need to have their wisdom teeth removed at some point to prevent overcrowding and damage to other teeth.
If you suspect your wisdom teeth are growing in, the professionals at Absolute Dental in Las Vegas are experts in wisdom teeth extractions that will provide relief from painful symptoms. We have multiple locations throughout Southern Nevada with skilled dentists who are ready to help.
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How Does Wisdom Teeth Extraction Work?
If your wisdom teeth appear to be coming in crooked or are causing discomfort, your dentist will most likely recommend removing them. The earlier wisdom teeth are detected under the surface of the gum line, the better.
Early Removal is Usually Best
When wisdom teeth first develop, the tissue is often soft and flexible. This means they should be easy to remove without any major complications. The longer they are under the gum line, at the surface, or the longer a tooth remains impacted, the greater the chance they will be more difficult to remove without any complications.
Who Does the Wisdom Teeth Extraction?
Some wisdom teeth are easy to remove and can be done so by a skilled dentist. If there are underlying complicating factors, such as previous infection or a tooth is severely impacted under the gum line, an oral surgeon will need to remove it. An oral surgeon will be able to carefully extract the tooth and have the skills and equipment necessary for removal should any complications arise.
What Types of Sedation Are Available?
In many cases, an oral surgeon will suggest general anesthesia or other medications that will help you relax or fall asleep during the procedure. This is mainly used to help calm your nerves and ease tension before and during the extraction process. Ask one of our dentists what types of sedation are available and what they recommend.
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What Can Be Expected After the Procedure?
Although it varies from patient to patient, the average recovery time after a tooth extraction is about 7 to 10 days. If everything goes well, you should expect your mouth to heal within that time. To avoid prolonging the healing process, be sure to take all medication as prescribed, and follow your dentist’s instructions carefully. A dislodged blood clot or infection will result in a longer recovery period.
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Most patients will experience some soreness and sensitivity immediately following the extraction. However, the discomfort should not last more than a few days. In some cases, pain medication will be needed to manage higher degrees of discomfort, but the need for pain medication will typically lessen with each day after the extraction.
After the wisdom teeth extraction, your dentist or oral surgeon will give you care instructions for a quick and easy recovery. It is crucial to follow all directions that are given to you to prevent complications afterward. This may include avoiding certain foods, specific cleaning instructions, or following an antibiotic schedule during the healing process. Although wisdom teeth removal is considered minor surgery, major problems can develop if proper care is not exercised after the procedure.
It’s common for wisdom teeth to start growing during adolescence and early adulthood, so your dentist will do regular checks while a patient is a teenager. It’s ideal to have your wisdom teeth removed as soon as they develop because the tissue is still soft and pliable, making extraction easier with fewer complications. If you suspect your wisdom teeth are growing, your dentist may recommend an extraction to avoid potential problems, including pain, overcrowding, infections, and misalignment of your bite.
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Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need To Be Removed?
Wisdom teeth are the last to grow in. Depending on several factors, when they begin to grow and find their place in the mouth, they may cause problems that are clearly and painfully visible.
Pain and Discomfort
Wisdom teeth can develop and surface quickly. All may surface at the same time, or one or two may come in crooked or half-way. As they make their way through the gum line, you may feel discomfort, slight bleeding, and in some cases, a worsening pain.
If the tooth causes any type of sore or laceration, it could be impacted. Impaction can lead to serious problems and complications. Infection can occur if food gets caught inside or around the area where the tooth is trying to come in.
If the infection spreads anywhere past the impacted wisdom tooth, it has the potential to become life-threatening. The infection must be treated prior to removal of the tooth.
How Do I Know My Wisdom Teeth Are Growing In?
It’s true, some people do not have any symptoms when their wisdom teeth begin to grow. However, others may experience one or all of the following signs:
- Impacted teeth
- Infected teeth and gums
- Painful pressure sores
- Tooth, gum, and mouth pain
- Headaches or facial pain
Many times your dentist will notice the wisdom teeth coming in before you even feel them. He may keep a close watch on them to see if they start to shift, change direction, or make their way indirectly to the gum line.
It is important after removal to follow all directions given by your dentist or surgeon precisely. Avoid drinking from straws and be sure to keep the areas where the teeth were removed free of food debris. Your dentist may recommend that you eat soft foods for the first 24 hours or longer, depending on how well you feel your mouth is healing.
Are You in Need of Wisdom Tooth Removal?
Having the wisdom teeth removed will result in a healthy mouth in which the other teeth have enough space to prevent overcrowding. If your teeth were overcrowded due to pressure from a wisdom tooth, you should begin to see relief within weeks following the extraction.
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