What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth removal is perhaps the most common oral surgery procedure. There’s a good chance you know people who have experienced it, and if you need to have it performed, it is not a cause for worry. It can greatly improve your quality of life. Wisdom teeth, or your third molars, usually start to come in between the ages of seventeen and twenty-five. They appear at the very back of the mouth: two on the top and two on the bottom.

About The Process

For some, they appear without any issues. For others, they might be impacted (where they don’t fully emerge from the gum) due to crowding of other molars, or they might come in at an angle or in the wrong position. In these cases, it will likely hurt, and you will need to have them extracted. When you come in for a check-up, your dentist will be able to tell if you need your wisdom teeth removed.

The Process

When you come in for the procedure, your dentist will provide either local anesthesia or IV sedation, so you will not feel anything. Once the teeth are removed, you will go home the same day to rest and recover. You will only be able to eat soft foods for a few days Many patients stock their refrigerators with on yogurt, pudding, and ice cream.

Schedule An Appointment To Learn More About Wisdom Teeth Extraction

If you need to have these teeth removed, we provide this service for you in a comfortable, relaxed setting. Schedule an appointment today by calling E-Care Dentistry in Olathe, KS, at 913-764-1018. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, Gardner, and all surrounding communities.

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