Wisdom Teeth Removal
Humans develop a total of 32 adult teeth. Twenty-eight of these teeth erupt by around the age of 13. The last 4, however, do not come in until your late teens to early 20s. These are your third molars, often called the wisdom teeth. They are the most likely to become impacted. This is an issue in which the teeth cannot properly erupt through the gums. They may only partially erupt, or they may not erupt at all. They can cause a significant amount of pain and difficulty in performing daily activities. If your wisdom teeth have become impacted, North Atlanta Family Dentistry can help with wisdom teeth removal.
Causes of Impacted Wisdom Teeth
There are a few different issues that can cause your wisdom teeth to become impacted. These issues include:
What Issues Do Impacted Wisdom Teeth Cause?
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause several significant issues.
Restoring Your Oral Health, and Your Quality of Life
When your wisdom teeth are impacted, basic functions can be significantly affected. It can be difficult, and painful, to eat and speak. You might find it difficult to move your mouth at all. The only way to treat impacted wisdom teeth is with extractions.
Extracting wisdom teeth requires a surgical extraction. We begin by providing you with a local anesthetic and sedation. Next, incisions are made in your gums, exposing your impacted wisdom teeth and the surrounding bone. We then work to remove the teeth. This might require that we remove a small amount of bone. In some cases, the teeth may need to be sectioned to be completely removed. Once the teeth have been removed, the empty sockets are cleaned, and your gums are sutured closed.
Extracting impacted wisdom teeth can help to improve your oral health, the functions of your mouth, and your overall quality of life. If you suspect that your wisdom teeth are impacted, call North Atlanta Family Dentistry today at (470) 387-0500 to schedule your appointment.