From childhood to adolescence our teeth erupt in stages starting from incisors, canines, premolars, molars, and wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are the last teeth that break through the gums. There are usually four wisdom teeth in total, with one at each end of the top and bottom gums.
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars on each side of the upper and lower end jaws. These are the final set of teeth to erupt and usually appear when a person is in their late teens or early twenties. It is called wisdom teeth because they usually come in when you're older around 17 to 21.
When wisdom teeth are healthy and properly aligned they can be a valuable asset to the mouth. But, often they are misaligned and require removal. Poor alignments of wisdom teeth can damage the adjacent teeth. Sometimes wisdom teeth can be impacted and partially erupts through the gums. This partial eruption of wisdom teeth allows bacteria to enter and cause an infection which results in pain and swelling.
Wisdom teeth need to be removed when there are some changes in the mouth. Reasons include:
Our Dentist at Hoffman Estates, IL dental office providing service for the community Schaumburg, IL and the surrounding areas will examine your mouth and take an x-ray before making any decisions.
The common treatment for Wisdom Teeth is the extraction of the teeth. These extractions are done with the help of local or general anesthesia. If the teeth have erupted through the surface of the gums, then it is removed easily. If they are impacted it will be little more complicated to remove. Regardless, these are the steps that will be followed:
Wisdom Teeth Removal is a common dental procedure. It's important to closely follow the post-operative instruction you receive from Dr. Patel particularly during the first seven to ten days for a successful recovery. The instruction includes avoiding:
For more information on Wisdom Teeth for the Schaumburg community and the surrounding areas can call us at 847-776-4537. Our office serves all communities including Hoffman Estates IL, Schaumburg, IL and surrounding areas.