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Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth

Gulfport Wisdom Teeth Removal Services

What are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the last molars, or “third molars” that develop on each side of the jaw. They usually emerge in the back of the mouth between the ages of 16 and 20 years old. Wisdom teeth are a valuable asset to the mouth when they are healthy and properly positioned. Often, however, they cause problems and require removal. At Gulf Coast Dental, we provide have everything you need to know to make an informed decision as to how to treat any problems that may arise from your wisdom teeth.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

When the jaw isn’t large enough to accommodate wisdom teeth, they can become impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth may grow sideways, emerge only part way through the gum or remain trapped beneath the gum and bone. This can cause pain, swollen or bleeding gums, jaw ache and more. In the case of impacted wisdom teeth, oral surgery is required. This short outpatient procedure is typically done on a Thursday or Friday to allow the patient to rest and recover over the weekend. Typical recovery time from oral surgery is three to seven days.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

A wisdom tooth extraction is a relatively routine procedure. The dentist will numb the area in the mouth with a local anesthesia or use IV sedation so that the patient is asleep during the procedure. A patient may have anywhere from one to all four wisdom teeth removed based on need.

Wisdom Teeth Care

After the tooth (or teeth) is removed, the patient is given gauze and bites down softly for a recommended amount of time to limit any bleeding. Some pain and swelling may occur, but it will usually go away after a few days. To reduce bleeding, we recommend relaxing in a reclining chair, but not lying flat. Eat soft foods like gelatin, soup or ice cream. It is important to remember not to drink using a straw. The suction can loosen blood clots, delay healing or lead to dry sockets.

Please call our office if, after following post-op instructions, you have prolonged or severe pain, swelling, bleeding or fever.

 

 

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