Wisdom Teeth Extractions
What are wisdom teeth and why should they be removed
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to develop and come into the mouth, usually in the late teens or early twenties. Often there is not enough room to fully accommodate these teeth and they end up causing problems such as crowding, pain, swelling, infection and damage to other teeth. Sometimes serious problems with wisdom teeth can develop with few or no symptoms and can only be seen on an x-ray.
Wisdom teeth should be removed before problems occur, ideally when the roots are between one third or two thirds formed (or between the ages of sixteen and twenty four). Early removal minimizes post operative problems. As people grow older surgery can be more complicated because of awkward positioning of the teeth, denser bone, slower recovery periods and other associated medical problems.
Should the removal of your wisdom teeth be recommended, it involves a surgical procedure that can usually be carried out, pain free, in our office.
What to expect at the consultation appointment
Patients are first booked for a specific examination or consultation, at which time their case is reviewed and appropriate treatment plan is decided upon. Patient will complete medical history form and an x-ray will be taken that shows in detail the patient’s wisdom teeth from crown to root tip.
Dr. Maralani will review the medical and dental history, perform a complete clinical and radiographic exam, discuss any potential post operative care.
Our front desk staff will inform you of the cost of treatment, payment options and discuss scheduling needs.