Wisdom teeth are classified as the third set of molars in the back of your mouth. While they offer no true function, they can cause a lot of problems. They usually begin to develop during the late teenage years or early adulthood and are watched closely by the dentist to determine when or if they need to be removed. If you are concerned about the development of your wisdom teeth or are experiencing pain in the back of your mouth, call our office in Rochester, IN today to seek evaluation, and potentially, removal of the teeth!
What are Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth develop in the four back corners of your mouth, behind the molars. While some patients can go years without having problems, the true unpredictability of these teeth leaves removal as being the best option for your oral health. With the use of x-rays, we monitor the position and progress of these teeth closely in our office. Using this advanced imaging, we can notify you when it is time for them to be removed.
One of the reasons that these teeth cause problems is that most patients do not have room in their mouths for these teeth to grow in. This can lead to impaction and the crowding of other teeth as the tooth attempts to erupt. By removing the teeth, further oral health issues can be avoided, such as pain, gum disease, and an increased risk for cyst growth along the jawbone.
Symptoms of Wisdom Teeth
- Swollen, Painful Gums in Back of Mouth
- Swelling Around the Jaw on Either Side
- Bad Breath or Bad Taste in Mouth
- Difficulty & Pain While Chewing Foods
Why See an Oral Surgeon for Extraction
An oral surgeon devotes more of their time to surgical procedures than a general dentist, having more time and experience in the service to execute the procedure safely and efficiently. Due to the unpredictability of wisdom teeth, it takes a high level of skill to provide patients a smooth recovery after the extraction. Dr. Hazen can assess your exact needs for the surgery and provide you with appropriate sedation to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure, as well as offer aftercare instructions for recovery.
Oral surgeons have been trained to handle even the most difficult extractions and to quickly and effectively handle any complications that may arise. For a successful surgery with quick recovery, an oral surgeon is the best option for your wisdom tooth removal.
Your Trusted Team for Wisdom Tooth Removal
Our office can handle the extraction of wisdom teeth with ease. As a goal of the surgery, we strive to promote speedy healing and minimize the pain you experience during your recovery. Both during and after the treatment, we welcome any additional questions from patients. We are here to help you throughout the process. If you’re seeking professional, wisdom tooth removal from an experienced team, we encourage you to contact our office in Rochester, IN today!