We perform oral surgery for wisdom teeth removal. Your wisdom teeth are the third set of molars located at the back of your mouth. They erupt between 17-25 years of age and may have to be removed for various reasons. You can book an appointment with us for the best treatment.
Why Remove Wisdom Teeth?
- One of the reasons to remove wisdom teeth is because they are impacted or do not come in normally. They are often trapped in your gums or jawbone, leading to immense pain.
- Many a time, wisdom teeth erupt at the wrong angles that call for their removal.
- If your jaw doesn’t have enough room for an extra set of molars, we may have to remove wisdom teeth.
- We also recommend wisdom teeth extraction in case of gum disease or cavities.
What Happens During the Surgery?
Wisdom teeth extraction takes place in around 45 minutes. You will be given anesthesia before the procedure so that you do not feel a lot of pain.
Once your wisdom teeth and surrounding tissues are numb, we will remove the gum tissues covering the area of wisdom teeth. If your wisdom teeth are impacted, they may be fully or partially covered with bone. We will use a high-speed handpiece to remove the bone covering your teeth. When your wisdom teeth are visible, we will use other surgical instruments to loosen them from the sockets.
After your teeth are loosened and sectioned, we will remove them using dental forceps. We will clean the area and then apply sutures to close it so that you may not catch an infection.
What is the Recovery Time?
After your surgery, you may feel a little pain and swelling, which goes away within a few days. In the meantime, you will have to follow some instructions to care for your mouth.
- Do not rinse your mouth vigorously, and avoid drinking with a straw for the first 24 hours after your wisdom teeth extraction.
- Do not consume alcohol or smoke cigarettes. Avoid using a mouthwash.
- Be careful while brushing your teeth, and do not brush near the site of the surgery. We strictly recommend not using an electric toothbrush. Instead, use a soft-bristled toothbrush.
- Avoid eating hard foods like ice and candy. Avoid eating too spicy food and eat something soft and light for two days after surgery. You may resume your regular diet once the swelling and pain subside.
Please reach out to Persimmon Dental Care in Dublin, CA, to have a consultation with our dentists. Please call us at (925) 999-8282 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.