Advance Healthy Tooth Development
Some teeth develop more slowly than others. Your wisdom teeth are among the last of your teeth to emerge.
What’s Normal and What Isn’t
The common development period for wisdom teeth is between the ages of 17 and 25. Your forward teeth will normally move to allow for your wisdom teeth to properly develop.
When this doesn’t occur your wisdom teeth can become impacted. That means they lack the necessary space in the upper or lower portion of your mouth to emerge without problems.
Pain can result. And the health of your adjoining teeth can be affected.
When Wisdom Teeth Extraction Can Help
The easiest time to remove wisdom teeth is early in their development. Tooth roots are not fully formed and the surrounding tissue is easier to work with.
Whatever your age, a dental examination can diagnose the position of your wisdom teeth. The health of your surrounding teeth and gums can be improved and mouth pain can be solved with wisdom teeth extraction.
What To Expect
The removal of your wisdom teeth is an oral surgery procedure. Sedation is provided to assure a comfortable procedure.
Some swelling and discomfort are common following your extraction. Pain medication is prescribed and specific dietary instructions will help with healing.
Contact your El Dorado dentist, Dr. Siri Ziese, DDS at Ziese Family Dentistry with your questions about wisdom teeth extraction. Schedule an examination to determine the health and development of your wisdom teeth.