How can I tell if my wisdom teeth are coming in?
You may not notice anything when your wisdom teeth are developing or erupting into the mouth, or you may notice discomfort, redness, or swelling in the area behind your back molars. If you notice an unpleasant taste or smell in the mouth, this may indicate that your wisdom teeth have become impacted or infected. See a dental professional right away for an oral exam if any of these symptoms arise. Most dental professionals recommend tracking the development of you or your child’s wisdom teeth during regular dental exams to catch problems before they begin.
Does wisdom teeth removal hurt?
The doctors at Avon Oral, Facial and Dental Implant Surgery will usually administer local anesthetic and IV sedation for wisdom teeth removal surgery. This will cause you/your child to fall into a sleep-like state and will prevent any pain or discomfort during the procedure. Your oral surgeon will likely prescribe a pain medication to control any post-surgery soreness, but you may find that it’s not necessary.
What is the cost of wisdom teeth removal?
The cost of your wisdom teeth removal will depend on several factors: the number of teeth to be removed, the type of anesthesia that is chosen, your insurance coverage, and other factors such as how the teeth are impacted and how difficult the extraction will be. The best way to find out what your costs will be for wisdom teeth removal is to schedule a consultation with one of the oral surgeons at Avon Oral, Facial and Dental Implant Surgery. Having wisdom teeth removed before they begin to start problems can save time and money.
Does everyone need their wisdom teeth removed?
The jaw often does not have enough space for wisdom teeth to grow in properly, which is why these molars usually need to be removed. The only way to know for sure if you or your child’s wisdom teeth are going to cause problems is to have an oral exam by a dental professional and have diagnostic images taken. Early diagnosis of problems such as impaction could save you time, money, and discomfort later.
Why do my wisdom teeth have to be removed by an oral surgeon?
Because many patients have their wisdom teeth removed before they have fully erupted into the mouth, their surgery is more complex than for a routine tooth extraction that could be done by a family dentist. When teeth must be removed from beneath overlying bone and gum tissue, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon is required. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons have undergone years of surgery and anesthesia training to efficiently and safely remove wisdom teeth as well as address complications such as impaction or infection.
How long is the average recovery time after wisdom teeth removal?
We find that patients usually require about two to four days before they can comfortably return to school or work.
What dietary restrictions must I follow, and for how long?
Patients should remain on a soft diet for at least three days following a wisdom teeth removal procedure. A normal diet can be gradually introduced after this time. Be sure to avoid smoking and the use of a straw.
Where can I have my wisdom teeth removed?
If you have been recommended for wisdom teeth removal and you live in the Avon, Glastonbury, and Enfield area, we recommend you give us a call to schedule a consultation. You will be in excellent hands at Avon Oral, Facial and Dental Implant Surgery.
We are always happy to answer your questions. Feel free to give Avon Oral, Facial and Dental Implant Surgery a call at (860) 674-8079. A member of our front office staff will be pleased to help you.