Wisdom Teeth Specialist

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Leesville Dental Studio

Dentistry located in Raleigh, NC

Wisdom teeth can cause pain and pose risks and potential problems for your dental health. Fortunately, the highly qualified dentists of Leesville Dental Studio in Raleigh, North Carolina, offer exceptional and personalized dental services and effective wisdom teeth removal procedures when necessary. Avoid future dental complications and protect your oral health by clicking or calling Leesville Dental Studio today for your wisdom teeth consultation.

Wisdom Teeth Q & A

What are wisdom teeth?

Your wisdom teeth are molars that are the farthest back in your mouth and typically emerge during adolescence often between ages 17 and 21.

Unlike other molars needed to chew your food, you don’t actually need your wisdom teeth. Before humans cooked and cut up food for ease of chewing and digestion, these molars were useful. Now, many people choose to remove them. 

Why should I have my wisdom teeth removed?

Wisdom teeth can cause issues for dental health. Most people have jaws that are too small to fit them, but some people don’t experience any problems. Wisdom teeth can:

  • Cause pain in your jaw
  • Grow in sideways (often with pain)
  • Crowd out your other teeth
  • Make your teeth crooked
  • Create tumors and cysts under your gums

Your Leesville Dental Studio provider might suggest wisdom teeth removal if your teeth seem to be drifting together over time. If your wisdom teeth are painful, you should have them removed.

Even without any symptoms, you might still choose to have your wisdom teeth removed as part of your preventive dental care.

What are impacted wisdom teeth?

Your wisdom teeth become impacted if there’s not sufficient room in the back of your mouth for normal development. Impacted wisdom teeth are painful for some people but not for others. You might not even realize you have impacted wisdom teeth if they aren’t causing you any pain or difficulty.

Impacted wisdom teeth are more likely to decay than your other molars because they’re difficult to access and clean. Poor dental hygiene can be detrimental for your oral health, so it’s important you get your wisdom teeth removed if they become impacted.

How are wisdom teeth removed?

The procedure to remove your wisdom teeth takes around 45 minutes. Your dentist numbs your mouth prior to the procedure, so you don’t feel any discomfort. 

In some cases, your dentist might need to cut your bone or gums to remove your wisdom teeth before carefully stitching your underlying gums back together.

For a few days after your procedure, your mouth will feel sore and tender. If you carefully follow the instructions given to you by your dentist, your mouth should heal and recover promptly. Your stitches will come out naturally within a few days.

Remind yourself what it feels like to have a comfortable and healthy mouth and smile. Call Leesville Dental Studio or book online to learn more about wisdom teeth.