Atlanta Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom tooth extraction can be an intimidating procedure. At Gilreath Dental Associates, we provide Atlanta wisdom teeth removal services that are tailored to ensure optimum patient comfort during and after the procedure. As with our dental implants procedures, every wisdom tooth extraction patient is provided with options for pain management during and after the extraction, and follow up care encourages optimal healing results.
Marietta GA Tooth Extractions
When wisdom teeth are impacted or partially impacted, they can easily damage bone and structure of adjacent teeth or even develop decay. Partially erupted teeth are impossible to keep clean and develop gum disease or decay in simply a matter of time.
Extracting these teeth is a preemptive therapy that allows patients to avoid complications later on when the teeth are more fully developed. Most wisdom teeth are fully matured before a person reaches 30 years of age. Tooth extractions at our office in Marietta GA provide comprehensive wisdom tooth removal services to our patients.
The most common reason for wisdom tooth extraction is due to impacted teeth. When a tooth is impacted it can become infected, or damage the adjacent teeth. Orthodontic patients often have impacted teeth removed to prevent movement of the other teeth due to excess pressure. Wisdom teeth are the most common teeth to become impacted due to their location in the mouth. If inadequate jaw space is available, wisdom teeth typically do not have enough space to erupt, resulting in the tooth forming at an angle, sideways or into other areas of the jaw.
Impacted teeth can develop cysts and cause bone damage. Extractions may be simple or surgical, depending on the location and stage of development of each wisdom tooth. Surgical extractions involve segmenting the tooth and removing a portion at a time. Proper home care should be followed to decrease the risk of any side effects such as dry socket. Soreness may last for a few days. Complete healing time usually occurs within 2 weeks.
If you live in the Metro Atlanta or Marietta area and have an impacted tooth that needs treatment, contact our Atlanta Wisdom Teeth Removal Dentists at Gilreath Dental Associates today to schedule an appointment.