Wisdom teeth are the last teeth that grow in the jaw. Often, there is not enough room to accommodate all the wisdom teeth in the mouth. They are typically not needed for proper function. They are often difficult and sometimes impossible to brush and floss, depending on their position. Our dentists will often recommended that these teeth be removed, especially early on in life. This is because waiting until you are older commonly results in more complications.
Some problems that wisdom teeth cause:
- Infection caused by an opening in the gum tissue. Bacteria can enter and result in hospitalization and serious complications.
- Damage or crowding of adjacent teeth
- A fluid-filled sac or tumor forming around the wisdom tooth. This can damage adjacent teeth and bone.
- Periodontal disease and bone loss in adjacent teeth. This is often because it is difficult to clean wisdom teeth.
What to expect with the procedure
We have mild conscious sedation that helps put you at ease and ensure proper numbing of the mouth. We use a local anesthetic so you can feel comfortable during this treatment. Feel free to call 440-884-0640 if you have more questions about wisdom teeth removal in Parma, Ohio.
What to expect following surgery
It is normal to experience some swelling and discomfort, both of which can be addressed with cold compresses and anti-inflammatory and pain medication. Dr. Haitham Wehbe and Dr. Judy Kiss-Benke will be able to go over details of wisdom tooth extraction.