Wisdom Teeth Removal
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What are wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties. Sometimes these teeth can be a valuable asset to the mouth when healthy and properly aligned, but more often than not, they are misaligned and or impacted and require removal.
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Why do wisdom teeth have to be removed?
If impacted wisdom teeth are left in place, they can cause excruciating pain, they can push against and damage or destroy the teeth in front of them. And in rare cases can lead to in infection or can cause a cyst that can damage other teeth roots or bone support. Teeth that are partially erupted can be at a higher risk of infection because the partially emerged teeth create a passageway for bacteria that cause gum disease and oral infection. These teeth are also at a higher risk of decay because they are inaccessible and hard to keep clean.
My wisdom teeth aren’t hurting yet, why should I remove them now?
Can’t I just wait until they hurt?
Wisdom teeth removal, while done by dentists, is not at all like routine dental work. If your dentist has told you that your wisdom teeth should come out for one of the reasons listed above. Then chances are very good that at one point they will become a problem in the future. Therefore, we strongly urge you to plan ahead for this inevitability. This means being proactive even if they are not currently bothering you.
The main reasons to plan ahead for your wisdom teeth removal.
If you plan ahead, you are able to take your time finding a suitable dentist. Because wisdom teeth removal is very complicated (especially when they are impacted or there is exceptional root anatomy etc). Not all dentists can, or will remove wisdom teeth. Often time these dentists are booked quite far in advance, and or work limited hours. For instance, in our office we have several dentists who are able to remove wisdom teeth. However, if your wisdom teeth became a problem on a weekend or evening, these particular dentists would not be here, as they work limited hours, therefore, you would be forced to wait until an appointment could be booked. The pain from wisdom teeth can be excruciating, if you wait for them to start really hurting and then are unable to get in with an appropriate dentist to have them removed. You could be very uncomfortable.
If you plan ahead you can take advantage of sedation.
The process of removing wisdom teeth can be unpleasant. Even though it can be done in a dental office, the process of removing these teeth is considered a surgery. The Dentist must make incisions and remove both soft tissue and bone, sometimes the teeth even have to sectioned into smaller pieces. During this process there are many different noises and sensations as well as pushing, and manual manipulation of the tooth, and needing to have their mouth wide open for a long time can be very uncomfortable and even upsetting for some patients. Therefore, most dentists recommend that patients be sedated for wisdom teeth surgery.
Properly preparing for sedation is a process that takes time and requires a pre-operative consultation to measure baseline vital signs and have the patient’s overall health assessed. If the dentist has questions or concerns about the patient’s overall health a medical clearance letter could be required from the patient’s physician (this alone can take weeks). On the day of the sedation appointment patients must not eat or drink anything for 8 hours prior to the appointment and must come with a caregiver. Patients being sedation must arrange to take time off work or school and are not able to drive a car or be responsible for young children for 24 hours after their appointment.
Therefore, If you are presenting at an office, needing your wisdom teeth removed immediately due to pain and or infection. even if there is a dentist on hand, that can remove them, that dentist would not be able to sedate you for the procedure.
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IV Sedation is a treatment for nervous/anxious clients and phobia sufferers. We can provide monitored intravenous sedation to make your trip to the dentist a walk in the park. At Brentwood Village Dental, we want to ensure your experience is a positive one. Please contact us and learn more about our IV Sedation treatment.
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Daily Oral Hygiene
Daily Care Of The Mouth Is Important.
Keeping good oral hygiene routine is really important and can prevent the need for any of our services, apart from the checkups of course. Regular, thorough brushing is a very important step in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Brushing removes the bacteria that promote tooth decay and the plaque that can cause gum disease.
Root Canal Treatment
Lets You Keep Your Tooth.
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Dental Night Guards
Protect Your Teeth When Sleeping
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