Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Your third molars are popularly known as “wisdom teeth.” They normally appear in the late teens or early twenties. Wisdom teeth often don’t have the proper amount of space in the jaw to erupt fully or even at all. This condition is called impaction. This can happen with wisdom teeth or any additional teeth that lack the appropriate space to break through or teeth that merely develop in the incorrect place of your jaw and become impacted. If not rectified impacted teeth could cause crowding and damage to abutting teeth. Symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth may include gum or facial puffiness, infection and pain.
In a few cases, the wisdom tooth that can’t come through turns inflamed below the gum tissue and in the jawbone, causing a sac to build around the rootof the tooth that then fills with liquid. If it becomes infected it may cause a cyst or an abscess. If either of these problems goes untreated, serious harm to the underlying bone and environing teeth and tissues could result.
To keep this from happening, an extraction of one, many or all of thewisdom teeth may be suggested. We’ll begin by taking a panoramic x-ray which depicts all of your teeth (including wisdom teeth) in one picture. This x-ray will assist in our Dr’s ascertaining if they can execute the wisdom teeth extractions or if we’ll need to refer you to a specialist. Either way we’ll make certain that you receive the finest of care witha minimum of discomfort, if any at all. Contact our office for your Eugene Oregon wisdom teeth removal today.
Post Op Instructions
- Following your Eugene Oregon wisdom teeth removal some bleeding willtake place; if the bleeding persists bite down on a gauze pad employing moderate pressure for about one-half an hour. If the pad gets soaked with blood, replace it with a clean one as needed.
- An ice pack may be used to control swelling.
- Drink lots of liquids and eat soft, nutritious foods for the first 24 hours. Avoid hot liquids and foods that are acidic in nature to prevent burning. Do not drink from a straw, smoke or anything that creates negative pressure which could remove the blood clot that forms and aids in healing your extraction site.
- If you are prescribed Antibiotics, you must continue taking them untilyour prescription runs out. If you experience mild to moderate pain, and have not been prescribed a medication by your doctor, take an over-the-counter pain reliever that you would take for a headache.
If you have sutures that require removal we will appoint you to return to our office in 7 days for a No Charge suture removal appointment and a quick check to make sure that your tissue is healing properly.