Treatment for Painful Wisdom Teeth
Are you experiencing pain, swelling, or a toothache caused by wisdom teeth? Don’t let wisdom tooth pain leave you miserable all day long. Expert Smiles can help you manage discomfort and even remove some wisdom teeth if needed.
Why Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth. When they align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum, and even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone. Impacted teeth can take many positions in the bone as they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to successfully erupt.
These poorly positioned impacted teeth can cause many problems. When they are partially erupted, the opening around the teeth allows bacteria to grow and will eventually cause an infection. The result: swelling, stiffness, pain, and illness. The pressure from the erupting wisdom teeth may move other teeth and disrupt the orthodontic or natural alignment of teeth. The most serious problem occurs when tumors or cysts form around the impacted wisdom teeth, resulting in the destruction of the jawbone and healthy teeth. Removal of the offending impacted teeth usually resolves these problems. Early removal is recommended to avoid such future problems and to decrease the surgical risk involved with the procedure.
College Park Wisdom Tooth Removal
Expert Smiles performs a number of wisdom tooth treatments. We numb the area around the tooth, to ensure your comfort. After the tooth has been removed, our dentists will assist you in managing any discomfort through the recovery process.
Call us today to schedule your wisdom tooth removal with your caring College Park dentists, Dr. Armin Salimi and Dr. Malinda Dice-Shah.