Wisdom Teeth Removal in Meridian
At Millennium Family Dental, we strive to provide high-quality dental services to each of our clients. As your cosmetic dentist in Meridian, we provide many cosmetic and general dental services. We also are happy to provide wisdom teeth removal! This is a service that can benefit many people, but not every person needs to have their wisdom teeth removed. Many of our patients have questions about wisdom teeth removal, like if they need to get the procedure done and what the procedure entails.
Is wisdom teeth removal necessary?
It is common for most people to need their wisdom teeth removed. This is because most people do not have enough room in their mouth for the wisdom teeth to come in. Most people’s jaws are not big enough to make space for the wisdom teeth. This can cause wisdom teeth to surface at strange angles which can cause damage and problems for the rest of the mouth. We recommend most patients to remove their wisdom teeth so they do not become a problem later.
If you have wisdom teeth (there are some people who do not) it is rare for you to not need them removed. But, of course, every patient and each case is different. At Millennium Family Dental we will take x-rays and discuss what is best for you.
So, do I need my wisdom teeth removed?
One way to check this on your own is to go get a mirror and look at your bottom teeth. Count how many teeth you have at the back of your mouth. These teeth are your molars. By around the age of twelve, most people have two molars in place Wisdom teeth are often known as third molars.
If you want to see if you have room for wisdom teeth, put a finger behind one of your second molars. If you can feel a flat pad of tissue, it is possible you could have enough room. But, if you feel like the tissue is curving up, you likely don’t have room for wisdom teeth. The only way to really known for sure is to see your Meridian dentist or oral surgeon and have them evaluate your mouth.
How do I prepare for a consultation?
If you are coming in to see us for a consultation about your wisdom teeth, these questions can help you prepare.
- Do I need all my wisdom teeth removed?
- What are my options for anesthesia during the procedure?
- What are complications I can expect? Are there any risks?
- Will my face get puffy? Will the procedure affect my appearance?
- What happens if I don’t get my wisdom teeth removed?
These questions will help the consultation go better, and they will also put you at ease. These questions will help you get peace of mind and know what to expect.
We will remove your wisdom teeth in order to prevent those teeth from damaging your mouth and other healthy teeth. The longer you, or your child, waits to get surgery the more likely your wisdom teeth are to cause problems.
If you were born without wisdom teeth, lucky you! You don’t have to worry about getting those teeth removed. Of course, the only way to be sure you don’t have wisdom teeth is to get an x-ray.
It is best to remove wisdom teeth before the root is fully formed. Once the root fully forms the extraction process becomes more difficult.
How long is the recovery time?
Wisdom teeth removal is an oral surgery. For most people, the recovery time is about one week. It depends on the individual and the type of anesthesia used. But, generally the recovery time is about a week.
How can I prepare?
Ask about things like if you need to fast before the surgery and if you can take your prescription medications before and after the surgery. We will walk you through the procedure and how to take care of yourself after the surgery before we perform the procedure.
If you are wondering if you or someone in your care needs their wisdom teeth removed, give us a call to schedule an appointment. At Millennium Family Dental, we treat our patients with care and respect. We are happy to help you schedule an appointment at a time that is best for you. For wisdom teeth removal, contact one of the best dentists in Meridian today!