Wisdom Teeth Removal
During the late teens or early twenties, many people develop third molars, which are more commonly known as wisdom teeth. Dental experts recommend having wisdom teeth extracted as soon as possible because the average adult mouth can only hold 28 teeth. Therefore, it can become problematic when an extra set of molars tries to squeeze in.
At Akeso Oral, Facial & Dental Implant Surgery, our surgeons regularly perform wisdom tooth extractions for teens and adults. If you or your child have wisdom teeth, we encourage you to contact our practice to schedule a consultation. We have offices in Columbia, Catonsville, Lutherville, and Westminster, and proudly serve patients of all ages in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area.
Why Remove Wisdom Teeth?
Without adequate room to erupt, wisdom teeth may grow at odd angles or become trapped below the gums, known as impaction. Impacted wisdom teeth cannot erupt on their own and must be surgically removed. Wisdom teeth may also lead to overcrowding, making it difficult to properly clean around all of your teeth with your toothbrush or floss. As they squeeze in, these large molars can damage adjacent teeth or push them out of alignment, causing your other teeth to shift. Many people also experience pain or swelling when wisdom teeth come in, making it uncomfortable to eat or fully open the mouth.
Having wisdom teeth extracted prevents these oral health issues from occurring. Early extraction is recommended, but adults of all ages can have their wisdom teeth removed. During your first visit, we will examine your wisdom teeth and create a custom treatment plan to extract them. As oral and maxillofacial surgeons, we are qualified to administer all types of anesthesia and sedation to ensure your comfort.
Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Removal
Protect Existing Teeth
Having third molars removed protects your other teeth from damage or being pushed out of alignment.
Partially impacted wisdom teeth can trap cavity-causing bacteria, leading to cysts or tumors forming around the tooth.
If your wisdom teeth are causing pain, having them extracted will provide immediate relief.
Improve Oral Health
By preventing future issues, you protect your oral health and give your other teeth the room they need to function.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure
Using advanced 3d imaging technology, we can detect wisdom teeth and create detailed surgical plans with great precision. Your surgeon will walk you through every aspect of your treatment beforehand, including the type of anesthesia for your procedure. IV sedation is often used for wisdom teeth removal, which will allow you to rest in a semi-conscious state during surgery, although we offer many options.
After the selected form of anesthesia has been administered, your oral surgeon will remove any erupted wisdom teeth using forceps. An incision is made in the gum tissue to access impacted teeth, then sutures are placed as needed to close the surgical sites. Once the wisdom teeth have been removed, you will rest until the anesthesia wears off and begin your recovery.
We will provide you with post-operative instructions to follow while you heal. Follow these instructions closely to ensure a speedy recovery and take proper care of your extraction sites. If you have questions at any point throughout your treatment, please contact our office.
Wisdom Teeth Removal at Akeso Oral, Facial & Dental Implant Surgery
Akeso Oral, Facial & Dental Implant Surgery provides wisdom tooth extractions for patients of all ages in the Baltimore-Washington areas. We prioritize the care and comfort of our patients and stay at the forefront of advancements in our field to provide the highest level of care possible. Contact one of our offices today to schedule your consultation and to receive a custom treatment plan for your wisdom teeth removal.
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