Because of the crowding or the complications that they may cause, many people require their wisdom teeth to be removed. There may be different options for extracting your wisdom teeth, depending on your particular situation. At Columbia Dental Health Center, we can help you determine the best way to have your wisdom teeth pulled.
Impacted wisdom teeth can result in several complications. In addition to general pain, impacted wisdom teeth can trap food particles that can lead to decay or infection. They often result in damage to surrounding healthy teeth, gum tissue, or even bone. Impacted wisdom teeth can also lead to cysts in the jaw.
People might assume that their wisdom teeth won’t have any effect on their smiles. As wisdom teeth continue to grow despite there not being any space for them, they will lead to overcrowding. Our teeth accommodate themselves based on how much space they have. When there’s not enough space, they can become overcrowded, and your smile will be affected. This is one of the main reasons people look for wisdom teeth removal in Columbia, SC.
Wisdom teeth extractions are a standard dental procedure as most patients who develop wisdom teeth need them removed. Wisdom teeth can be removed using simple or surgical extraction. A simple extraction is when the dentist can easily pull the tooth. A surgical extraction is required for impacted teeth that are beneath the gums.
In a surgical extraction, we need to create an incision in the gums to remove the wisdom tooth. We’ll do everything we can to guarantee your comfort during and after the procedure. You will receive detailed instructions on what to eat and drink after the extraction.
Our dentist will also inform you on how to minimize discomfort, swelling, and possible bleeding. Recovering from a surgical extraction will take a few days longer than recovering from a simple extraction. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to let us know.
Columbia Dental Health Center has safe and affordable options for having your wisdom teeth extracted. To schedule an appointment for emergency dental care, get in touch with us.