Wisdom teeth removal, also known as third molar extraction, is a dental surgical procedure to eliminate the third molars, commonly called wisdom teeth, typically in late adolescence or early adulthood. These teeth often lack the necessary space in the mouth, leading to issues like impaction, misalignment, pain, and potential damage to neighboring teeth. Wisdom teeth removal in Chicago, IL, involves the administration of anesthesia, followed by the careful extraction of one or more wisdom teeth to prevent discomfort and oral health complications and to preserve the overall well-being of the patient's oral cavity. At Dynamic Dental Services, PC, it's a standard dental procedure to prevent and alleviate various dental problems associated with these additional molars.
If your wisdom teeth do not have enough room to come in properly, they may become impacted. This means they are trapped under the gums or in the jawbone. This can cause pain, swelling, infection, and even damage the surrounding teeth and bone.
If your mouth does not have enough room for the wisdom teeth, they can crowd the other teeth and cause misalignment. This can lead to crooked teeth, bite problems, and jaw pain.
Wisdom teeth are hard to reach and clean, making them susceptible to decay. If you have cavities in your wisdom teeth, your dentist will likely recommend extraction to prevent the spread of the cavity to other teeth.
Wisdom teeth that are partially erupted can be breeding grounds for bacteria that cause gum disease. Removing these teeth can help to prevent further damage.
An infected wisdom tooth can lead to serious health problems if not treated promptly. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort around your wisdom teeth, it is essential to see a dentist immediately.
Wisdom teeth can push against the other teeth in your mouth, causing damage and misalignment. In some cases, this may require orthodontic treatment to correct the problem.
Before your procedure, the dentist in Chicago, IL, will numb the area with a local anesthetic. Then, we’ll make a small incision in the gum tissue to expose the tooth and bone. We’ll then remove the wisdom tooth and the surrounding tissue. In some cases, we may also need to remove some of the bone around the tooth. Once the tooth is removed, we’ll close the incision with stitches.
After your surgery, you may experience some bleeding and swelling. This is normal and will subside within a few days. You should avoid strenuous activity for a few days and avoid eating hard foods until the area has healed.
If you're considering wisdom teeth removal or have questions about the procedure, visit Dynamic Dental Services, PC, at 5401 S. WENTWORTH AVE. #200, Chicago, IL 60609 or call(773) 538-6191 to schedule an appointment.