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 Clinic, 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 lead to cysts in the jaw.
People might assume that wisdom teeth won’t have any effects 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 removal is a common 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 tooth can be easily pulled. A surgical extraction is required for compacted 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.
Patients are also told 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 Clinic has safe and affordable options for having your wisdom teeth extracted. To schedule an appointment, get in touch with us.