Why Seeing Our Oral Surgeon Matters for Your Dental Health
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that emerge, usually during your late teens to early 20s. Notorious for not erupting when and as they should, wisdom teeth frequently become impacted.
Even if you can’t see your wisdom teeth through your gums, that doesn’t mean they aren’t causing an array of dental issues below the surface. Since our wisdom teeth erupt so late in life, there is often not enough room left in the jaw for the teeth to be properly placed. When wisdom teeth do surface, they can grow at an angle due to crowding and harm neighboring molars or cause structural damage to the jaw. This can create a considerable amount of pain and may even lead to the development of a cyst or infection that’s harmful to your bone, gum tissue and existing teeth.
Symptoms to Look For
Our expert in wisdom tooth removal, Dr. Cory Ryan is not only trained in performing surgical tooth extractions, but he’s also qualified to offer complex facial trauma treatments, jaw surgery, and facial reconstructions. As a result, he’s the go-to specialist for wisdom teeth extractions from the simple, to the complex. If you or your teen is experiencing pain, swelling or swollen gums around the molars, we encourage you to reserve an evaluation of your wisdom teeth at one of our convenient NuSet Dental Implants and Oral Surgery locations with Dr. Ryan.
What to Expect During Our Removal Process
We understand that wisdom teeth extractions can be the first surgery our patients ever receive. As a result, we have created a relaxing, stress-free environment to ensure your comfortability. We offer anesthesia services to complete your procedure and will answer all questions you have prior to your wisdom teeth extraction. Before we begin, Dr. Ryan will capture precise 3D scans of your mouth to evaluate factors such as your tooth’s angle, direction and whether it’s impacted in the gum or bone. These images allow Dr. Ryan to customize your treatment plan so your surgery will be efficient and minimally invasive.
Before surgery begins, we’ll provide one or a combination of anesthesia services such as IV sedation, laughing gas, or local anesthesia to ensure you’re relaxed and pain-free throughout your procedure. While Dr. Ryan performs your wisdom teeth extraction, you’ll remain pain-free and comfortable as our experienced team and Dr. Ryan can ensure optimum safety with our modern monitoring equipment. Following your surgery, you’ll be able to return home the same day and typically only need over-the-counter medication to control any swelling or discomfort during your recovery. Dr. Ryan will review postoperative instructions with you and encourage you to follow them closely for a shortened recovery time. If you have any questions as you heal, please reach out to Dr. Ryan here at NuSet Dental Implants and Oral Surgery for the answers you need. With specialized surgical and medical training, Dr. Ryan offers worry-free and confident care for any wisdom tooth extraction and is here to assist even after your procedure.
The Benefits of Early Removal
Taking care of your oral health goes beyond maintaining good oral hygiene. To ensure that your oral health is as healthy as possible, it’s sometimes necessary to take preventative action to ensure potential problems that could lead to permanent damage are taken care of. One of the infamous issues our patients encounter are problems with their wisdom teeth. Since wisdom teeth can cause a variety of problems for our patients, it’s important to have them looked over and talked about with Dr. Ryan before you begin to experience pain and discomfort.
The primary benefit of removing your wisdom teeth early is that you no longer must play a waiting game to see when the issues with your wisdom teeth will begin. Waiting until later in life creates a riskier procedure and can even add in some daily routine inconveniences. Removal of wisdom teeth early allows you to make your appointment at your convenience and rest comfortably after your procedure, giving your mouth adequate time to heal. If impacted wisdom teeth are left in place or untreated, they can begin to rot or decay. They can also create significant pain from overcrowding that creates pressure on your jaw and existing teeth causing headaches and stiffness in your jaw that can affect your ability to chew properly. Should this begin to happen, your general risk for oral infection increases significantly, causing pain and discomfort.
To avoid all of those complications, we recommend some form of tooth replacement. Dentures and bridges are popular options that have been in use for many years. Patients who are looking for a dependably stable choice generally find it in dental implants. Dental implants look, feel, and function just like real teeth—and they’re built to last. They never develop decay, so they’re never likely to cause you a toothache. Sometimes tooth pain is the beginning of a new opportunity. Dental implants give you a second chance at a healthy tooth and a complete, attractive smile.