Have you ever heard of wisdom teeth? Also known as third molars, these are additional teeth that often erupt when a person is in his or her late teens or early 20s. While this can sometimes have no impact on your smile, for others the arrival of these teeth can usher in serious complications for the health and appearance of their smile. Fortunately, we can remove wisdom teeth with an extraction!
Facts About Your Third Molars and Related Complications
Your smile comfortably accommodates 28 teeth. But when the wisdom teeth erupt, your smile is forced to hold up to 32 teeth. For some, this is possible. For others, misalignment can occur and the teeth near the new arrivals can become damaged or infected. In addition, in some cases the teeth can only partially erupt, becoming impacted and leading to seriously uncomfortable symptoms. Fortunately, we have the ability to remove these teeth prior to eruption to protect the health and alignment of your smile.
Removing Your Wisdom Teeth
First, we will administer a local anesthetic. Next, we create an opening to extract the teeth through. We then suture the area closed. We will provide detailed instructions for aftercare, from what to eat and drink to when to see us for a follow-up visits. The area will heal and your smile will remain free of the serious complications of wisdom tooth eruption. In addition to removing third molars, we can also use extraction to help improve alignment, or address teeth that have become infected or seriously broken. We can also remove teeth that are loose due to untreated periodontitis, the advanced stage of gum disease. If you have any questions about dental extraction or wisdom teeth, then contact our team today.
Do You Require an Extraction?
At Snow Park Dental, Dr. Mark A. Miller and our team can remove your third molars to ensure you maintain a healthy and comfortable smile. Contact us today at 505-299-2979 to schedule a consultation at our Albuquerque, NM, office. We welcome patients and families from Rio Rancho, Corrales, Edgewood, Tijeras, Los Lunas, and all surrounding communities.