Wisdom teeth can generate various symptoms and issues that might require medical attention. This happens due to improper or partial eruption or due to the fact that wisdom teeth are harder to clean. The dental issues caused by wisdom teeth include:
- tooth infections that may also affect the neighboring teeth, the jawbone, and the soft tissues
- pain and headaches
- decay or cavities
- tooth erosion into the second molars
- shifting of the adjacent teeth
- bleeding gums
- cyst formations surrounding the wisdom tooth
- bone invading or encompassing adjacent teeth
Removal of Wisdom Teeth
If there is an issue with your wisdom tooth or wisdom teeth, the dentist will surgically remove them. The procedure will depend on their position and stage of development. An oral pre-extraction exam will be conducted before the removal of the teeth.
When the wisdom tooth has fully erupted through the gums, it is easy to extract just like any other tooth. On the other hand, if the wisdom teeth are beneath the gums and still embedded deep within the jawbone, the extraction will require an incision to be made into the gums. This incision will allow the dentist to remove the part of the bone that lies under the gums.
Whenever a tooth is impacted or not fully erupted, it will be extracted in smaller sections instead of being removed in just one piece.
Wisdom Tooth Extractions in Yuma, Arizona
If your wisdom teeth need to be extracted to protect your overall dental health, there is no cause for concern. Dr. Lemmon and our team have the experience, skills, and equipment necessary to ensure a streamlined procedure without pain or discomfort. To learn more about wisdom tooth extractions, call (928) 344-3177 today to schedule a consultation!