We recommend having a wisdom teeth evaluation and consult with a CT Scan here in our office around the age of 16. Dr. Daniel Nickles will show you on a monitor your wisdom teeth and their position. Wisdom teeth are the final set of permanent molars that erupt through the gums during adulthood. You might get your wisdom teeth in your late teens or twenties. When properly aligned, wisdom teeth act as a great asset but very often they are poorly aligned and need removal. Wisdom teeth in most of the cases don't have enough room to accommodate themselves. This leads to their horizontal alignment that damages the nerves, adjacent teeth, and the surrounding jawbone.
In many scenarios, wisdom teeth are impacted. They don't fully erupt through the gums and are enclosed beneath the soft tissues and the jawbone. This partial eruption creates an opening through the gums and allows bacteria to enter the gum tissue and cause infections. You should get your wisdom teeth removed because:
Removal of wisdom teeth should be done early when the roots have not fully formed and the surrounding bone is soft. Removing fully developed wisdom teeth is complicated and might damage the nerves.
Wisdom teeth removal is performed by Dr. Daniel Nickles. First, a CT Scan is done to evaluate the alignment of your wisdom teeth. You may get your teeth removed in any of the following ways:
A wisdom tooth that has completely erupted from the gums is extracted without a surgical procedure. Under oral sedation, Dr. Daniel Nickles will numb the tooth and surrounding tissue.
Wisdom teeth or Impacted teeth are removed via surgery. Under oral sedation Dr. Daniel Nickles will numb the tooth and surrounding tissue.
Following the given aftercare tips will make your life easier and accelerate the healing procedure.
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