What are the symptoms of wisdom teeth coming in?
In many cases, symptoms of wisdom tooth eruption won’t develop until complications are experienced. Most dental professionals recommend tracking the development of you or your child’s wisdom teeth during regular dental exams to identify these problems before they begin.
If you notice discomfort, redness, or swelling in the area behind your back molars, or if you notice an unpleasant taste or smell in the mouth, this may indicate that your wisdom teeth have become impacted or infected. See a dental professional right away for an oral exam if any of these symptoms arise.
Does wisdom teeth removal hurt?
Dr. Bale and his surgical team at Lakeside Oral, Facial and Dental Implant Surgery will administer local anesthetic or IV sedation for wisdom teeth removal surgery. This will prevent any pain or discomfort during the procedure. Dr. Bale will likely prescribe a pain medication to control any post-surgery soreness.
What is the cost of wisdom teeth removal?
There are many factors to consider when calculating the final cost of your procedure, including the type of anesthesia, insurance coverage, and the depth of impaction. The best way to find out what your individual cost for wisdom teeth removal is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bale. Having your wisdom teeth removed before they cause problems can save you time and money.
Does everyone need their wisdom teeth removed?
Most mouths do not have enough space for wisdom teeth to grow in properly, which is why these molars usually need to be removed. The only way to know for sure if your wisdom teeth are going to cause problems is to have an oral exam and panoramic X-rays with a dental professional. Early diagnosis and treatment can save you time, money, and discomfort in the future.
Why do my wisdom teeth have to be removed by an oral surgeon?
Many patients have their wisdom teeth removed before they have fully erupted from the gums. This surgical procedure is oftentimes more complex than a routine extraction.
When teeth must be removed from beneath overlying bone and gum tissue, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon is the best option. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons have undergone years of surgery and anesthesia training to remove wisdom teeth efficiently and safely, as well as address complications like impaction and infection.
How long is the average recovery time after wisdom teeth removal?
It usually takes about 2–4 days before the patient can return to school or work.
What dietary restrictions must I follow, and for how long?
Patients should remain on a soft diet for three days following their wisdom teeth removal procedure — a normal diet can be introduced gradually after this time. Be sure to avoid smoking and the use of a straw during this healing period.
Where can I have my wisdom teeth removed?
If you have been recommended for wisdom teeth removal and live near Russellville, AR, or in Pope County and the surrounding River Valley area, you will be in excellent hands at Lakeside Oral, Facial and Dental Implant Surgery.
Feel free to give our practice a call at (479) 968-1334. One of our staff members will be pleased to help you.