Wisdom teeth are one of the final developments in your mouth. Unlike other teeth, they emerge between the ages of 17 and 21. When wisdom teeth develop correctly, they can aid in chewing. However, it’s common for wisdom teeth to cause overcrowding or become impacted and painful. If your wisdom teeth are giving you trouble, Vram Kargodorian, DDS, can help determine if removal is necessary. Call or schedule an appointment online today at The Kargodorian Smile Design Institute in Porter Ranch, California!
Wisdom teeth, also known as the third molars, are the final teeth to develop and are located in the back of your mouth on the top and bottom of both sides. They’re called wisdom teeth because, like wisdom, they come with age. Dr. Kargodorian will monitor their development during your normal dental checkups to ensure that they’re in the right position and have adequate space to grow.
Wisdom teeth removal is a very common procedure, and there are many reasons why Dr. Kargodorian might recommend it for you. Reasons to remove your wisdom teeth include:
If you’re experiencing pain as your wisdom teeth develop, it’s important to visit your dentist right away. Even if you’re feeling little or no discomfort, Dr. Kargodorian might recommend their removal to avoid any damage that could occur if they emerge at the wrong angle.
Wisdom teeth removal is a relatively simple procedure that can be performed in office. Dr. Kargodorian will give you several options for anesthesia so you won’t feel pain as he operates. After you’re sedated, he makes an incision in the gum tissue near the tooth. Then, he removes any bone that obstructs the tooth’s root. He breaks the tooth into smaller pieces so it’s easier to remove and then cleans the spot to ensure that there are no bone fragments at the site. He stitches the area and applies gauze to stop the bleeding.
After the procedure, you’ll need some recovery time. Dr. Kargodorian provides you with aftercare instructions that, if followed correctly, will minimize the time it takes for your mouth to heal. You won’t need to come back to have the stitches removed, but you’ll need to monitor yourself for signs of improper healing or infection and call Dr. Kargodorian immediately if any arise.
If you’re feeling the discomfort that comes with the development of your wisdom teeth, you’ll want to monitor it with Dr. Kargodorian’s help and advice on whether or not to remove them. Call or schedule an appointment online at The Kargodorian Smile Design Institute in Porter Ranch, California, today!