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Wisdom teeth extraction is common performed when wisdom teeth emerge (usually between the ages of 18 - 21) and they become painfully trapped in your gums or jawbone due to abnormal positioning. Nearly all cases of wisdom teeth removal are caused by impaction.
Soft tissue impaction occurs when the tooth has erupted from the jawbone but still hasn't broken through the gums. Hard tissue impaction happens when the tooth is still completely covered by the gums and jawbone.
Impacted wisdom teeth can frequently cause problems such as:
Depending upon the complexity of the case and the patient's comfort level, the dental professional may use local anesthesia or IV sedation anesthesia to manage the pain.
Denti-Cal covers wisdom teeth extractions performed under IV sedation. Ask your dentist or oral surgeon about it.
To remove wisdom teeth, an incision will be made in your gums and any bones are removed that may be blocking access to the impacted tooth's root. After removing the tooth, the wound is typically closed with stitches, and the empty space (socket) is packed with gauze.
Over-the-counter pain medications are usually sufficient to reduce any pain over the next several days. If your dentist recommends it, an ice pack can help reduce any swelling.
Do you need an emergency wisdom tooth removal? Call Dentistry Of Oxnard today to schedule your appointment.
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