Do I Need My Wisdom Teeth Out?
Why do wisdom teeth need to be extracted? There are three main reasons:
- Overcrowding: When your wisdom teeth sprout through the gums, they can cause overcrowding in your mouth, resulting in your teeth moving around. This can impact your bite and misalign the teeth.
- Impaction: You need an impacted wisdom tooth removal from your dentist when the tooth is growing at an angle. This means it will not come up straight into the mouth, causing a lot of pain and also misalignment when it erupts.
- Partial eruption: When you do not get an impacted wisdom tooth extraction from your dentist, only half of the tooth may erupt from the gum. An operculum, or flap of skin, may grow over the tooth, making it difficult to clean and trapping food underneath. Sometimes this can even result in infection.
In any of these cases, it’s best to get a wisdom tooth extraction at Valley Dental Care, the Chandler, AZ, dental practice you trust.
What Happens When I Go to My Chandler Dentist for Wisdom Tooth Removal?
You may be getting one to four teeth taken out. Before your wisdom teeth removal, our dentist will discuss what will happen during the procedure. The dentist will cut through the gum and make enough room for the tooth to be removed. Impacted teeth may need to be broken up and removed in several sections.
The affected areas will be sutured. The site of the incisions will bleed for the next day, but you should call our Chandler office if it continues for more than 24 hours. You will need someone to bring you home after the surgery.
We recommend a diet of soft foods you can eat with minimal chewing over the subsequent few days, such as soup and yogurt. Avoid using straws, as the suction can make your sutures loose. Smoking can inhibit the clotting process, so you should also refrain from cigarettes.
Contact Your Chandler Wisdom Teeth Removal Dentist Today
If your wisdom teeth are beginning to sprout, contact Valley Dental Care to set up an appointment today.