Wisdom Teeth Removal
The wisdom teeth are the third and final molars to emerge. Sadly, they are known for causing more harm than good. Due to lack of jaw space, these back teeth have a tendency to come in sideways, partially erupt or become impacted below the gum line. In such cases, it is better to remove the wisdom teeth to protect your oral health. Alora Dentistry is exceptionally qualified to offer wisdom teeth removal as a general dental treatment at our Napa Valley office. It is a straightforward oral surgery that we perform with gentle and precise techniques. With the help of sedation dentistry, you can expect a comfortable and positive experience when your wisdom teeth need to come out.
Symptoms of Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth can cause a host of problems within your smile if they don’t emerge properly. One of the most serious complications is impaction. When the back four molars are trapped below the gum line, it can produce a variety of unwanted symptoms, including the following:
- Dental-related pain
- Swollen or bleeding gums
- Bad breath
- Headache or jaw ache
- Bad taste when eating
- Infection or abscess in the jaw
- Swollen lymph nodes in the neck
Left untreated, impacted wisdom teeth can also lead to gum disease and decay in nearby teeth. Therefore, for the sake of your comfort and overall smile heath, it is best to extract wisdom teeth that have become impacted or have the potential to erupt poorly. At Alora Dentistry, we use advanced digital imaging to determine if patients are candidates for wisdom teeth removal. It is a procedure that is often performed during late teens and early adulthood. You can trust that we will carefully explain the process of wisdom teeth removal, including what you can expect during your recovery period. Most patients resume normal activities within 2-3 days.
To learn more about wisdom teeth removal from a leading Napa Valley dentist, contact Alora Dentistry today.