Wisdom Teeth Removal
At Mountain View Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, your teen is in great hands. With unmatched experience, unparalleled service and state-of-the-art technology, we are here to give you and your child a positive wisdom teeth experience.
Why do we remove wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth are also known as the “third molars,” and they are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth. Often, there isn’t enough room left in the jaw to erupt properly, causing “impaction” and crowding. Wisdom teeth often grow in crooked and have the potential to damage nearby teeth, nerves, cause infection and additional complications such as tumors or cysts later in life.
Wisdom Teeth: The Window of Opportunity
The window of opportunity for optimal wisdom teeth experiences is between the ages of 17 and 25. Because the roots have not fully developed yet, we are able to perform the procedure with little risk of complication and an easier recovery.
Oral Surgeons: Specialists in Wisdom Teeth Removal
Oral surgeons are the first choice in wisdom teeth removal because we have completed several years of hospital-based training, including extensive practice in anesthesia, after dental school. We have the skills and experience to keep your child safe, comfortable and worry-free.
Wisdom Teeth FAQs:
Wisdom Teeth Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of wisdom teeth, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to wisdom teeth are discussed.
What is an “impacted tooth”?
An impacted tooth is one that is unable to erupt (push through) the gums to develop normally. Most people have at least one impacted wisdom tooth.
What is wisdom teeth surgery like?
The surgery is done in a surgical suite in our office and takes just about an hour. You will be sleepy, pain-free and comfortable throughout the surgery and for sometime after.
Does it hurt to have your wisdom teeth removed?
The surgery itself is pain-free. A few hours after surgery, you may start to feel some discomfort that lasts for several days. We will discuss pain control prior to your appointment so that you are prepared for home care.
What is “dry socket”?
Dry socket refers to a complication where the blood clot is dislodged from the extraction site, causing exposed tissue. It is very painful, but thankfully it is also avoidable for the most part by avoiding straws, smoking, and following home care instructions.
If your teen is 16 years old, this is a great time for his or her wisdom teeth evaluation. Please call us at McMinnville Office Phone Number 503-472-1468 today to find out more!
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