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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Why choose an oral surgeon at AZ Max for your wisdom teeth removal procedure?
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Less pain, less swelling, and more comfortable and faster healing.

If you need your wisdom teeth removed, and are looking for the best possible outcome and overall experience, choose one of our highly acclaimed Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon's at AZ Max, for your procedure.

As oral and maxillofacial surgeons, AZ Max doctors specialize in extractions, including wisdom teeth removal, performing these type of surgeries every day. Their extensive training and experience ensure a speedy and comfortable recovery for your dental extractions. Our friendly staff will go over wisdom teeth aftercare instructions to ensure you do not develop post-operative issues.

Further, our oral surgeons are uniquely trained and qualified to offer patients a variety of anesthesia options right in our offices, including intravenous sedation (an excellent option for the anxious patient to “go to sleep” for the procedure).

If you require a surgical removal of a tooth or are experiencing a dental emergency, the doctors at AZ Max can offer you a world-class level of expertise only available from an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Don’t settle for anything less.
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If you’re currently experiencing pain, don’t wait any longer to get it taken care of. Set up an appointment today.

What are wisdom teeth?

A wisdom tooth, also known as a third molar, is the last tooth to erupt in your mouth. A wisdom tooth growing in its space generally occurs between the ages of 15 and 25. Most individuals are born with 4 wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth often become impacted due to limited space. An impacted wisdom tooth or impacted wisdom teeth occurs when there is a lack of space in your jaw and its growth and eruption are prevented by overlying gum, bone or another tooth. Wisdom teeth symptoms include pain, swelling, infection, and deep periodontal pockets. Wisdom teeth pain can be severe and may be an indication of a dental emergency requiring immediate dental removal of wisdom teeth. Because the area in question may be infected, wisdom teeth pain relief will occur upon dental removal of the wisdom tooth or teeth causing the pain.

Is wisdom teeth removal necessary?

Certainly. The majority of people should look into wisdom teeth removal. There’s a slight chance that wisdom teeth will grow into a proper position where they can be easily cleaned. However, over 85% of people will have impacted wisdom teeth, meaning there isn’t enough room for the wisdom tooth to grow into the proper position. Impacted wisdom teeth cause irritation or infection of the gums, or crowding and decay of other teeth, ultimately leading to wisdom teeth pain. The doctors at AZ Max specialize in procedures such as dental extractions, dental emergencies, dental removal, tooth extraction, wisdom tooth removal, or wisdom teeth extraction.
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Wisdom teeth can erupt if you don’t have enough room for them. Wisdom teeth removal services are ideal for patients experiencing pain, worried about tooth decay or wishing to improve the appearance of a smile compromised by wisdom teeth.

How will I know if my wisdom teeth need to be removed?

Some patients will experience discomfort from pressure, infection, inflammation or irritated and deep periodontal pockets when their wisdom teeth emerge. The only way to know for sure if your wisdom teeth need to be removed is to have an oral surgeon evaluate them by taking a Panoramic X-ray or 3D CT scan. Despite the considerable concern regarding impacted wisdom teeth, several recent studies found that third molars which have broken through the tissue and erupted into the mouth, in a normal, upright position, may be just as prone to disease as those third molars that remain impacted. Not all problems related to wisdom teeth are painful or visible. Damage can occur without you being aware of it. No one can predict when wisdom teeth complications will occur, but when they do, wisdom teeth pain can be more severe and difficult to treat, thus complicating teeth surgery. 

This is why a comprehensive consultation with one of the oral surgeons at AZ Max, a sedation dentist, who specializes in wisdom teeth extraction, dental removal, and teeth surgery, is essential.

At what age should wisdom teeth removal be performed?

It is common for wisdom teeth extraction to be performed in the late teens to early twenties. The best time to have wisdom teeth removed is when the roots are ½ to ⅔ developed, and the only way to know this is with an X-ray examination. Wisdom teeth can cause problems at any age after the teenage years. However, the risk of complications or a dental emergency with teeth extraction goes up the older you get. It is recommended to have a comprehensive consultation and treatment plan put together, which includes wisdom teeth removal cost and a Panoramic X-ray or 3D CT Scan.

How are wisdom teeth removed?

Wisdom tooth removal is now more comfortable than ever. Using IV sedation and local anesthetics, the oral surgeons at AZ Max can make your dental extraction experience more pleasant than ever. After the gums are numbed, the doctor meticulously opens the gums up so they can be gently pushed aside. The wisdom tooth is then exposed and extracted. Most often the tooth is dislodged in one whole piece. Occasionally the tooth is removed in a few pieces to limit risk to the underlying nerve, or because smaller pieces are easier to remove, making for a smoother dental removal. After the wisdom tooth removal, the gums are closed with sutures to help accelerate the healing process.

Is wisdom tooth extraction painful?

The teeth surgery procedure itself is mostly painless. With IV sedation dentistry you’ll be relaxed, comfortable, and unaware of the passing time. In addition to sedation, local anesthetics numb the mouth to anything that could be painful. Most people experience some soreness during the healing period following surgery. 

Since patient care is our top priority at AZ Max, we have our own 3D scanners, allowing us to take 3D images to better understand your needs and provide you better treatment.

How long is the recovery time after wisdom teeth removal?

Soreness and swelling from a dental removal may last several days. Ice packs and prescription pain medication help limit any pain during the healing period. The sockets normally will close and heal in three to four weeks. As with any teeth surgery, you are likely to experience pain, swelling, and some bleeding. The recovery period after oral surgery can take several days, and in some cases, there may still be swelling and discomfort for a week or more.

What is wisdom teeth removal aftercare?

While your mouth recovers from a tooth extraction, it is imperative not to disrupt the blood clot or irritate your healing gums. You should not consume solid foods, alcohol, coffee, soda or hot beverages in the first few days following your teeth extraction. The length of recovery depends a lot on how bad the wisdom teeth impaction was and how they were erupting. There are plenty of things you can do to make teeth removal recovery time easier. Definitely, plan on taking it easy for a few days; you can resume your normal activities after the first day in most cases, but for about a week you don’t want to do anything that could dislodge the blood clot from where the wisdom teeth extraction took place. For the pain, the doctor can prescribe pain medicine and pain relievers. To help with the swelling, place an ice pack over the swollen teeth surgery area. The cold helps to reduce the inflammation and ease any dental removal pain. Avoid brushing, spitting, flossing and rinsing for 24 hours. After that, you can gently brush your teeth. Rinse your mouth with salt water frequently to help keep it clean and prevent an infection. You want to eat a soft-food diet for the first day or more and then slowly move to semi-soft foods when you are ready. The teeth extraction recovery period can take several days and in some cases, there may still be swelling and discomfort for a week or more.

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