It is typically during the late teen years through the mid 20s when there is the greatest likelihood of wisdom teeth, or third molars, erupting. Very often the lead to pain and have to be extracted. When that’s so, you can depend on us at Peak Dental for expert, gentle care in their safe removal.
Many people are not aware of this, but not all wisdom teeth have to be taken out. If they grow in straight and full, without becoming impacted then there is no need for the attention of our Irmo emergency dentist. However, the truth is that most wisdom teeth come in crooked or only partially. Pain is typical, though it may start out mild. You should not ignore any discomfort due to those teeth growing in. The sooner you have them evaluated, the better the outcome is likely to be. For the surgery to remove them, our Irmo emergency dentist numbs you with local anesthesia. If you are nervous, though, you can take advantage of sedation so that you remain relaxed and at ease. It’s not unusual for wisdom teeth to be extracted in pieces. Don’t worry. There is no danger from this. If anything, it makes for an easier and less complicated procedure. There are nerves and bone tissue to navigate around, so be assured by the fact that you are in skilled and experienced hands, and that we use the state-of-the-art in equipment to facilitate the process. Once the teeth have been removed, you will be given guidelines and how to best promote quick healing. Take over-the-counter pain relief medication if you have any discomfort after the anesthesia wears off.
We encourage you to call our office immediately when you have wisdom tooth pain. We will make certain you are seen right away by our Irmo emergency dentist.