At some point most of us face the question of what to do about those extra teeth in the back of our jaw called, wisdom teeth. For many of us, our dentist informs us of their existence and they are usually causing some crowding or other problems with our bite or smile. For some, wisdom teeth can be a serious problem that, left untreated, can cause impaction, infection or worse. Almost always, the wisdom teeth should be extracted either with a normal extraction process or sometimes by surgical extraction. Surgery is only needed if its impacted or infected or if there are other issues that prevent a simple. Often times wisdom teeth are at an angle, multi rooted under the skin or locked in by the adjacent tooth. Surgical extraction is a process to expose the tooth, section it and remove the tooth with minimal trauma. Even with the careful removal of the tooth risk are present. Swelling is normal, discomfort, infection, and even possible nerve damage. With this said make sure you get an evaluation and treatment from a qualified dental surgeon.
We perform both simple and surgical extractions here at Periodontal Therapy Center. If you are experiencing pain from your wisdom teeth or if your regular dentist has suggested you have your wisdom teeth extracted, please give us a call to schedule an evaluation. Playing the waiting game with a painful wisdom tooth can result in severe pain, infection,, or other health problems.
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Periodontal Therapy Center
Dr Jeffrey Hameroff, DDS
7320 Forest Oaks Blvd.
Spring Hill, FL 34606