Dental and Surgical Extractions
A Word To The Wisdom Teeth
Extractions are a large part of what we do because so many people need them. The main culprits are Wisdom teeth. The average adult mouth typically has adequate space for 28 teeth. When all 32 teeth try to erupt, issues arise. Think Walmart parking lot…. too many cars, not enough spaces!
These four other teeth are your Third Molars, also known as wisdom teeth. They call them wisdom teeth because they’re some of the most mature ones, but they’re often just a pain in the mouth. When they align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. At this point they are called Impacted … get it? When this happens, dentists call in the experts.
Having Third Molar Surgery from AAOMS.org on Vimeo.
Hello, we’re the experts. With an oral examination and x-rays of the mouth, we can evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth and determine if there may be problems now or later. Studies have shown that early evaluation and treatment, meaning mid-teens, can result in a much more ideal outcome than if evaluation is put off.
While we’re pleased to meet you, we’re sure you have some concerns about meeting us. It comes with the territory. We don’t take it personally, but it’s always the same story; By the time we’re done getting to know each other your wisdom teeth will be gone and they will have taken the hurt with them.
We’re also masters when it comes to anesthesia. We take pride in partnering with Board Certified CRNA’s (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists), like Joey Diorio and his team. Obviously, this provides the safest care for our patients so the whole thing will probably be over before your other molars can say bye to their annoying neighbors. Maybe we should call them the in-laws? And so it begins, from this day forth Wisdom teeth may be referred to as the In-Laws.