Impacted wisdom teeth will cause all sorts of problems including pain, infection, and even tumors and cysts. Any time you’re experiencing pain or discomfort in the back of the jaw, it’s important to get it checked out to make sure impacted wisdom teeth aren’t the source of your problems.
Here at Severance Dental, we’ll use X-ray technology to view the positioning of your wisdom teeth and their relation to the teeth surrounding them. Dr. Josh Kelly can also check for any infection at the site of the wisdom teeth because an active infection can have an effect on the timing of your wisdom tooth extraction.
In almost every case, impacted wisdom teeth will need surgical removal. This is done in preparation for any surrounding bone to be removed before the extraction can occur. Even though it sounds kind of scary, rest assured that it is a very common procedure performed on an outpatient basis. You should be able to return to work and your regular activities within a few days after the surgical removal of the wisdom teeth.
Many people will have their wisdom teeth removed before impaction becomes a problem, but it’s impossible to predict when the wisdom teeth can become problematic. Removal of the wisdom teeth before the early-to-mid-twenties is the best way to avoid any problems with wisdom tooth impaction. Healing time and the procedure itself is much simpler in younger, stronger patients.
If you’re suffering from wisdom tooth pain, please make an appointment as quickly as possible. The faster we can catch the problem, the easier it can be to treat. To make an appointment here at Severance Dental, please call our Severance, Colorado family dental office today.