Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Glendale Wisdom Teeth Removal from North Canyon Dentistry
Typically emerging around when patients reach their late teens to mid-twenties, the third molars, also known as wisdom teeth, are often considered as one more factor to reaching an adult smile. While every person will develop wisdom teeth, few are able to accommodate the third molars without issue. For these individuals, North Canyon Dentistry offers wisdom teeth extraction for patients in Glendale, AZ.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
While some patients are able to accommodate extra molars, many are not. In some instances where the jaw is too small to fit additional teeth, the third molars can become impacted or stuck, in either the bone tissue or soft tissue. Known as bony and soft impactions respectively, these conditions can have serious implications for the overall health and function of the smile, as teeth can begin developing incorrectly. As a result, neighboring teeth are pushed out of position, leading to overcrowding and bite misalignment. For patients who have already had orthodontic care, wisdom teeth impaction can undo prior treatment, ultimately requiring patients undergo braces again.
Wisdom teeth can also become partially impacted, a process in which the molars only partially emerge. This also leaves the smile vulnerable to a number of dental issues, including gum disease, cavities, abscess, and pericoronitis, an infection near the tooth that can compromise dental function and health. With these consequences in mind, extraction is often necessary.
Symptoms of Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Proactive wisdom teeth extraction is a key factor in keeping your smile as healthy as possible. While some patients may not notice their molars are coming in, patients experiencing impaction are often able to tell that their smile is changing. Some of the more common symptoms of impactions include:
- Red, swollen, and bleeding gums
- Jaw pain, particularly near the impaction point
- Swelling around the jaw
- Discomfort chewing
Extracting Wisdom Teeth in Glendale
At North Canyon Dentistry, we recommend that patients schedule their wisdom teeth consultation as soon as they begin experiencing any of the above symptoms. During this visit, Dr. Mack and Dr. Janowski will walk you through the extraction process, answering any questions you may have about the procedure as well as providing instructions for post-treatment recovery. For added comfort during your treatment, we offer oral conscious sedation as a way to stay relaxed.
After the extraction procedure, patients can expect some minor discomfort and swelling. If you develop a fever, continued bleeding, or dry socket, contact our Glendale dentists immediately to schedule an emergency appointment.
Visit North Canyon Dentistry for your Wisdom Teeth Extraction Needs
Our team is dedicated to providing patients with the comprehensive care and personalized attention needed to ensure a successful, positive experience. For more information about wisdom teeth extraction, schedule your consultation with our Glendale dentists today.