The final four molars to arrive are the wisdom teeth, one on the end of each row of teeth. These large molars may not emerge until the late teen years, or even the early twenties for some people. Many people receive their last molars with no problems at all, but others are not as lucky. These big teeth can be troublesome if there is not enough room left for them to emerge correctly, resulting in impaction or other problems. In some cases, wisdom teeth removal is the best option to protect a patient’s health or to prevent oral issues. At Hollon Dental, we offer wisdom teeth removal at our clinic in Mobile, AL.
There have been more and more people experiencing problems with wisdom teeth. There are theories that wisdom teeth are no longer needed, and the smaller jaw sizes are not able to accommodate these large teeth. Some people never get their wisdom teeth at all. Whatever the reason, if wisdom teeth do not come in correctly, they can cause pain, infection and misalignment of other teeth. The best time to remove wisdom teeth is when they first are formed. The root is easier to remove, as it is not completely secured to the jaw bone, reducing risks of complications.
Painless Wisdom Tooth Extractions
If you or your child needs wisdom teeth removed, it does not need to be a stressful or painful procedure. Our team at Hollon Dental are experienced professionals that carefully plan every oral surgery and use the latest dental technology to prepare for the procedure. We also offer sedation dentistry to help patients relax while their wisdom tooth or teeth are removed. Nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation can be used to put the patient into a comfortable state-of-mind, and local anesthesia is used to numb the teeth for a painless procedure.
Whether you have a new wisdom tooth that is causing problems or an old one that is decayed or damaged, removal can be the best option. You do not need your wisdom teeth, and many people are better off without them. To schedule a wisdom teeth removal consultation, contact us at Hollon Dental in Mobile, AL.