Most people get their wisdom teeth during adolescence or early adulthood. Typically, these teeth do not fit properly into the jaw, which can result in several long-term complications. Wisdom teeth removal is a safe and common procedure that allows you to avoid these complications, enjoying long-term oral health and a higher quality of life.
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Being Board Certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Anesthesia allows our oral and maxillofacial surgeons to ensure that our patients are comfortable and safe no matter the severity of their wisdom tooth impaction.
Dr. Schmid, Dr. Kim, and Dr. Banachowski are always on call if you develop a problem with your healing process during the evening hours or over the weekend. Their goal is to provide excellent surgical outcomes and ensure you heal properly.
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Reasons to Remove Your Wisdom Teeth
When left in place, the wisdom teeth often become impacted, meaning they remain submerged under gum or bone instead of emerging in a healthy, normal way. This can yield several long-term concerns, including:
- A heightened risk of oral infection, including gum disease.
- Damage to surrounding teeth.
- Crowding and spacing issues that compromise your smile.
- The degradation of your jaw bone, potentially resulting in tooth loss.
Wisdom teeth removal is a preventative step that allows you to avoid these undesirable outcomes altogether. Think of wisdom teeth removal as an investment in your smile’s long-term health and integrity.
Recovery and Aftercare
While it may take up to six weeks for your mouth to completely heal, most patients are ready to resume their normal activities the day after surgery. Some tenderness can be expected, but this is easy to manage with over-the-counter or prescription medications.
For the first 24 hours after surgery, avoid vigorous rinsing or drinking with a straw. Keep brushing and flossing, but avoid the extraction site for the first day or two. In addition, steer clear of alcohol and tobacco products while you recover from wisdom teeth removal.
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Schedule Your Consultation
Whether your wisdom teeth are impacted, or you just need traditional wisdom teeth removal, our oral and maxillofacial surgeons are ready to diagnose your condition and determine an effective course of treatment. They are here to guide you throughout your entire treatment process to ensure the most optimal results. Schedule a consultation with Sunrise Facial & Oral Surgery today.