Danger of Delaying Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom tooth extraction is a procedure that is necessary when the teeth grow incorrectly, causing problems in the mouth and face. Even when the solution is very simple though, many people choose to delay extraction or not go through with it at all.  What are the side effects of delaying wisdom tooth extraction? What do you risk by not getting these extra teeth removed? We’re here to tell you.

Because there isn’t enough space in the mouth for wisdom teeth to come in, it causes the teeth to grow abnormally. This causes impaction of the teeth and problems to arise in the mouth. A tooth impaction is when the teeth have not ruptured through the gum line either all the way or partially. When wisdom teeth partially rupture, they leave an open gum flap where food can get stuck underneath and cause infection. These infections are very difficult to clean and can even affect the jawbone. This is one of the biggest reasons why wisdom teeth are pulled out, as a preventative measure to avoid future issues. Infections later in life become harder to clean and the teeth will be a lot hard to remove, making the process much more painful.

Wisdom teeth normally come in during the late teen years, around 18. Your dentist will keep a close eye on their growth. Once the teeth have developed to a suitable point, they will be ready to be taken out. If left in too long, the roots will grow in and make extraction more difficult. Sometimes the roots can grow around a nerve in the lower jaw, possibly causing discomfort and putting the nerve at risk when the teeth get extracted. The roots of the upper teeth can grow into the sinus cavities, causing chronic sinus infections. Letting the roots grow in can create a dangerous situation. It’s best to get the wisdom teeth removed before this happens.

Although it is highly recommended to remove these teeth, each individual’s situation is unique and a dentist or oral surgeon with experience should be consulted.  If you need your wisdom teeth removed, contact Simply Wisdom Teeth today.

Here at Simply Wisdom Teeth, Dr. Hendrickson has thousands of extractions under his belt. With the most experience in removal, you will be in and out of the office in no time flat. Call Simply Wisdom Teeth today (435) 652-1243 to setup your consultation appointment.

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What Makes Wisdom Teeth Harder to Remove?

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Why do most humans have a set of teeth that usually get removed at some point in their lives? Wisdom teeth are a set of third molars that rarely grow in correctly. Most of the time, there isn’t enough room to grow in all the way, causing the tooth to come in abnormally, only partially erupting through the gums, turning sideways and rubbing up against neighboring teeth. This abnormal growth usually sets the stage for future infections, making removal necessary.

But why do you need to have a special procedure done to remove the tooth? What makes wisdom teeth so hard to remove? A number of factors affect the level of difficulty for removal:

  • The angle of the tooth

  • Being partially covered by gum and jawbone

  • Multiple roots at unfavorable angles

  • The jawbone is super dense and hard to cut into

The longer you go without removing wisdom teeth, the harder it can be to get them out, and a more painful recovery. Incoming roots will grow in and can wrap around the Inferior Aveolar nerve, making extraction particularly dangerous in regards to nerve damage. When trauma occurs to the surrounding nerve, feeling in the lips, tongue and cheek can be lost either temporary or permanently. Careful procedures are needed to avoid damage to any nerves or surrounding teeth.

Here at Simply Wisdom Teeth, Dr. Hendrickson has thousands of extractions under his belt. With the most experience in removal, you will be in and out of the office in no time flat. Call Simply Wisdom Teeth today (435) 652-1243 to setup your consultation appointment.

Visit our website www.lasvegaswisdomteethremoval.com

Call us with any questions 702-832-0123

 

Is Anesthesia Necessary?

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As if getting four teeth removed at once wasn’t painful enough, wisdom teeth are a special case that require cutting into the gums and bone of the jaw, making it an especially painful process. Thankfully, the use of general anesthesia suppresses pain and patient anxiety by rendering the patient unconscious and preventing any memory of the removal of wisdom teeth. A driver will be needed after the extraction is complete and it may take the better part of the day for the effects of the anesthesia to wear off.

Is Anesthesia really necessary for the removal of wisdom teeth?

Although anesthesia is commonly used in many dental offices for wisdom tooth removal, it is not completely mandatory. Whether a different route is preferable usually depends on the patient as well as how complicated the extraction appears to be. Some patients may not be able to handle anesthesia and that may determine other routes for sedation.

If preferred, there are different methods that are commonly used in the dental office. The effects may be a bit different, but should be just as effective in pain management.

Local anesthesia is a medication injected into the treatment area of the mouth. Blocks pain and keeps patient awake.

Conscious sedation uses oral medication that is taken with an anti-anxiety pill before the extraction begins. The medication will cause drowsiness and may make patients fall asleep during the removal process. You will need a ride to and from the office when using this form of sedation.

Nitrous Oxide (aka laughing gas) will help patients feel relaxed and less nervous while keeping them awake. The effects will wear off quickly, which means you can drive home afterwards. If oral medication is used alongside the laughing gas, which is a normal occurrence, you will need to get a ride home.

Intravenous sedation can be taken orally or through a vein using an IV. This form of sedation works quickly. You will be conscious and able to respond to the dentist, however you might not remember much afterwards. Remember to get a ride home. Do not drive!

Each patient is unique and may have different needs in pain management. Let your dentist know about any fears or past history you may have with sedation or anesthesia and he will determine what is best for you.

Have you been recommended to get your wisdom teeth extracted? Schedule your appointment today with Simply Wisdom Teeth.

Visit our website www.lasvegaswisdomteethremoval.com

Call us with any questions 702-832-0123

 

When to Remove Your Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth will normally appear in the late teen to early adult years, 18 to 24. Because they are the last of the adult teeth to come in, there usually isn’t enough space for proper growth and alignment. This leads to abnormalities such as full or partial impaction, increasing the risk of infection.


Home Care After Wisdom Tooth Extraction

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Many people get nervous at the thought of wisdom tooth extraction. However, the process is done very quickly and requires no effort from the patient. It is afterwards when great care is needed to keep the site clean and free from infection. The first week of recovery is a critical time when patients are most prone to complications. Here at Simply Wisdom Teeth, you will be provided with a list of instructions to follow post extraction. These Home Care instructions will provide you with the best care as you begin the process of recovery.

  1. Bite down on gauze for two hours, changing every 20 minutes or when soaked through with blood and saliva. The main bleeding will usually last 2-6 hours, but don’t be alarmed if bleeding continues. You can expect slight oozing for up to 24-48 hours. When resting on the first day, keep your head slightly elevated using two pillows. Lying down flat or trying to get up too soon will cause more bleeding and swelling.
  2. Apply ice packs to the affected area, for the first 36 hours. On the third to fifth days following the wisdom teeth removal, apply heat to the swollen areas as often and as long as possible until swelling disappears.
  3. Do not rinse the mouth for 24 hours. Once that first 24 hours has passed, start rinsing with lukewarm salt-water rinses. DO NOT SWISH WATER OR SPIT AGGRESSIVELY! Fill your mouth with water and turn your head from side to side allowing the water to gently move from one side of the mouth to the other. Allow the water to fall into the sink when finished. Repeat 10-15 times a day for the first seven days until healing is complete.
  4. For 5-7 days following extraction, a liquid diet is best. Focus on eating foods that do not require chewing and do not use a straw. Be sure to rinse gently after each meal (as directed in #3) gradually return to a normal diet by day seven. Suggested foods for first 24-72 hours:
  • Smoothies (without seeds)
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Instant Breakfast
  • Soup
  • Liquid nutrition drinks
  • Cream Soups
  • Yogurt
  • Apple Sauce
  • Pudding
  • Popsicles
  • Jell-O
  • Ice Cream
  • Water

5.  Pick up the prescriptions on your way home or as soon as possible. Take the tablets upon arriving home; Follow the instructions given on the reverse side of this page.

6. Your stitches will dissolve and fall out on their own in 2-4 days. If they fall out sooner, this is fine. Please do not worry. If they are still in place after one week, call our office for a removal appointment.

The healing time needed after wisdom tooth extraction varies from person to person and depends on the severity of the case as well as the method of removal. Following these instructions from Simply Wisdom Teeth will allow the most comfort during your recovery and prevent any complications from arising.

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