Wisdom Teeth Removal in Chehalis
We provide wisdom teeth assessment for removal and perform extractions if needed. Learn more about your wisdom teeth and why they may need to be extracted.
Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed?
The wisdom teeth are the third and last set of molars to grow in. Many people don’t have enough room in their jaws for the wisdom teeth to grow correctly. This means the wisdom teeth can become misaligned and possibly impact the nearby teeth. If we see this might happen, we’ll recommend having the wisdom teeth removed.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure
Wisdom teeth are usually extracted before they grow through the gums. This means they need to be removed through surgery. An incision is made in your gums above each tooth, and the tooth is removed. After the teeth are extracted, the inclusion is closed with sutures.Video: Extraction
Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Painful?
Wisdom teeth removal is usually performed in our office under local anesthetic and a mild sedative, so the procedure itself is painless. You may experience pain and discomfort in the treatment area after the anesthetic wears off. Your dentist will provide you with post-surgical instructions to help you manage pain and discomfort while you recover from treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are they called Wisdom Teeth?
They are called wisdom teeth because they’re the last set of adult teeth to emerge. Since they normally emerge in early adulthood, they have historically been a sign of becoming an adult and (hopefully) wiser.
How do I know if I’ve developed dry sockets after having my wisdom teeth extracted?
Dry sockets occur when a tooth is extracted, and a blood clot fails to form in the remaining socket. This can cause the bones and nerves around the socket to be exposed to the air, causing intense pain and swelling. Contact your dentist if you notice these symptoms after having your wisdom teeth removed.
Is there a chance I won’t need to have my wisdom teeth removed?
Your wisdom teeth might not need to be extracted if they are growing correctly and there is space in your jaws for them to emerge. Your dentist will monitor their growth to make sure that no problems develop.