We take the time to answer all your questions so you know what to expect during and after wisdom teeth removal.
Unless you are lucky enough to be in the small 2% of the population that doesn’t have wisdom teeth, there is a high likelihood that wisdom teeth removal may be necessary. Sometimes this is necessary before they emerge because they are impacted or do not erupt properly. Since they are more prone to decay because of the difficulty in cleaning them properly, it is not uncommon to need wisdom teeth removed at some point. At Drs. Batten & Heath Family Dentistry in Walkertown, North Carolina, we assist our patients with doing everything possible to retain teeth, even wisdom teeth, but when the best course of action is wisdom teeth removal, we will advise you to consider this extraction procedure.
A common reason for wisdom teeth removal is when the jaw is too small to allow these teeth to break through. If they are not removed in this instance, the likely outcomes include infections, cysts, and damage to other teeth. If they partially emerge and a flap is created, it acts like a trap for germs. Every case is different in regard to whether you’ll need one, two, three or all four wisdom teeth removed. It may be possible to use just a local anesthetic if only one is being removed, but with full wisdom teeth removal, general anesthetic is often recommended.
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If it is determined during your dental exam visit that wisdom teeth removal is recommended, we will discuss what to expect in detail, including what will happen on the day of the procedure and how to best recover in the days following your wisdom teeth removal. Contact us today with any questions you might have.
At Drs. Batten & Heath Family Dentistry, we can perform wisdom teeth removal for residents of Walkertown, Winston-Salem, Belews Creek, Kernersville, Walnut Cove, Stokesdale, Summerfield, Oak Ridge, and Wallburg, North Carolina.