Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Tooth Extraction by Magnolia Dental

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to erupt in your mouth and are the teeth least needed for good oral health. Most people have four wisdom teeth that usually erupt through the gums in their late teens or early twenties. Sometimes wisdom teeth remain trapped in the jawbone under the gums because there is insufficient room for them to erupt.

Why Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth can cause gum disease, crowding or other damage to adjacent teeth, decay (due to the inability of your toothbrush to keep the area clean), and bone destroying cysts. Pain and swelling are the most common symptoms of problem wisdom teeth. Whether you have obvious symptoms or not, it is important to diagnose existing or potential problems caused by your wisdom teeth. Removal is often the wisest decision for your health and well-being.

Does It Hurt to Have Wisdom Teeth Pulled?

The level of discomfort truly depends on the circumstances surrounding your wisdom teeth and overall oral health. If the teeth are impacted, removal will be a bit more uncomfortable. If they have become severely impacted, the teeth may need to be broken and extraction pain could be increased. However, without having impacted wisdom teeth, getting them pulled is relatively easy! We wouldn’t describe the treatment as “pleasant,” but it surely isn’t as scary as some make it out to be. Our specialists will give you a personal recovery timeline. We have even had patients describe the procedure as painless! It really just depends on the nature of your teeth and your personal pain tolerance.

For more information regarding our wisdom teeth removal services, contact Magnolia Dental today!