Wisdom Teeth Extractions – Noblesville, IN
Removing Impacted Wisdom Teeth Benefits Your Dental Health
Wisdom teeth are third molars at the back of the mouth. They are last adult teeth to come in, and usually don’t have enough room to grow. Wisdom teeth are often impacted, meaning they don’t emerge, or only emerge partially. This condition can cause pain or other dental complications, such as crowding other teeth. Wisdom teeth, since they’re difficult to reach and clean properly, are also more vulnerable to decay and gum disease.
Why Choose Noble Creek Family Dentistry for Wisdom Teeth Extractions?
- Same-Day Dental Appointments for Patients in Pain
- Calming Dental Sedation Available
- Pillows, Blankets, & Other Amenities Offered
When Is Wisdom Tooth Extraction Really Necessary?
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons estimates that about 85% of wisdom teeth will eventually need to be removed. Because our jaws are smaller than our ancestors, we don’t have the same amount of room for wisdom teeth to grow, which results in impaction. Fully or partially erupted wisdom teeth are easily infected, and sometimes, cysts form around the soft tissue. In other words, removing your wisdom teeth even before problems present means a healthier mouth.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction Aftercare
Ahead of your procedure, we’ll provide you with a detailed list of aftercare instructions, but some general tips include:
- Take any prescribed medication, such as pain relievers and antibiotics, as directed.
- Reduce pain and swelling by applying an ice pack to the outside of your cheek in 20-minute intervals.
- Eat a soft food diet for the first few days.
- Don’t use a straw, smoke, or spit or rinse forcefully. This could disrupt the blood clot forming over the extraction sites, resulting in a painful condition called dry socket.