The wisdom teeth are the third set of molars to erupt. Unfortunately, due to lack of jaw space, the wisdom teeth often cause more harm than good. When crowded, these molars can try to grow in sideways, partially erupt or become impacted below the gum line. Therefore, it is not uncommon for the wisdom teeth to need extraction. At ConfiDENT, we perform wisdom teeth removal with the highest level of precision and care. While this dental procedure can be done for adults later in life, it is typically recommended for patients ages 17 and 25.
Symptoms of Impacted Wisdom Teeth
We take proper measures to monitor wisdom teeth growth in young teens. Using detailed imaging, we can often detect problems before the onset of symptoms. The most serious issue with wisdom teeth is impaction or when these back molars get trapped under the gum line. Patients who have impacted wisdom teeth may experience the following symptoms:
- 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
If you are suffering from impacted wisdom teeth, it is important that you seek extraction from a dentist sooner rather than later. Left alone, impacted wisdom teeth can lead to gum disease and decay in neighboring teeth as well as painful jaw cysts.
When choosing our Alpharetta dental office for your wisdom teeth removal, you can trust that we will go to great lengths to create a positive experience. Our modern office environment is equipped with relaxing amenities, skilled dentists, sedation dentistry and much more. Most patients are able to resume normal activities within 2 to 3 days after this simple oral surgery.
To learn more about wisdom teeth removal from a reputable Alpharetta dentist, contact ConfiDENT today.