The Academy of General Dentistry is a leading professional dental organization that has long been supported by TLC Dental Group. The following is an AGD “infobite” on when it is prudent to remove wisdom teeth.
“The following symptoms may indicate that the wisdom teeth have erupted and surfaced, and should be removed before they become impacted, in other words, the teeth have surfaced and have no room in the mouth to grow. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently.
Symptoms may include:
Infection in the mouth
Swelling of the gumline in the back of the mouth
Many oral health specialists will recommend removal of the wisdom teeth before they are fully developed, usually in the adolescent years, as early removal will help to eliminate problems, such as an impacted tooth that destroys the second molar.
Wisdom tooth extraction involves accessing the tooth through the soft and hard tissue, gently detaching the connective tissue between the tooth and the bone and removing the tooth. Extractions can be performed under local anesthesia.
Following the extraction cold compresses can help decrease the swelling, and your dentist may prescribe medication for additional relief.”
For a more extended discussion of wisdom teeth and our wisdom teeth video please visit the “Wisdom Teeth” page of our website. And remember that for more than a quarter of a century our calling card has been “We Cater to Cowards” and over this time we have set the Syracuse, NY dentist benchmark for “Gentle Dental.” Throughout your wisdom tooth procedure we will allay your concerns with our comforting staff, ambiance, amenities, anesthetics, sedation, and our unwavering commitment to your care and comfort.