If you are the parent of a teenager, there is a lot to worry about. But one thing that might not be on your radar is wisdom teeth. As they pop through, these extra chompers can cause some real damage if not handled properly. Fortunately, Dr. Roeder and Dr. Kulp here at Dream Dentistry and Sleep Care have all the oral surgery training and know-how necessary to remove your wisdom teeth right here in our Quakertown, PA office, so you won’t incur the stress and added expense of having the solution to this all-too-often oral health problem outsourced. Keep reading to learn more about what we can do about wisdom teeth, and then be sure to get in touch with our team to schedule your consultation ASAP!
Wisdom Teeth Explained
Let’s start at the beginning: your wisdom teeth are what we call your third set of molars. These teeth used to have a function that has long since ceased to matter for humans. In any event, they tend to first show up when you are a teen. Still, many patients won’t have to deal with these troublesome teeth until they are in their college years or even later than that.
Here’s the problem: most folks just don’t have enough room for them in their mouth any longer. As you can imagine, several (costly) problems can result from these teeth pushing their way through and carving out a place of their own.
Knowing When To Extract
We don’t always send you to the surgical station when we notice you have wisdom teeth on the move. There are some situations in which the wisdom teeth are nondisruptive and can be ignored, but for the most part, if you would like to avoid pain, tooth decay, oral infections, gum disease, and cysts, you will want to let us remove your wisdom teeth. Don’t worry, if that has to happen, we’ll make it easy on you.
Tooth Extractions Aren’t Painful Anymore
It used to be that a tooth extraction was about the worst thing imaginable, hence the phrase “like pulling teeth.” But in this modern era of dentistry, wisdom teeth removal is a common and easy procedure. When you do visit our office to have your wisdom teeth removed, you will get the benefit of an experienced staff that knows how to help you relax with sedation dentistry and so forth. During your procedure, we will administer a local anesthetic or provide enough sedation so that your experience will be pain-free and pleasant. That is one of our specialties, after all!
Post-surgery, we will instruct on what to do as your mouth recovers. By following those directions, you will keep your mouth free from infections. It’s also essential that you take some time to rest following your procedure. Wisdom teeth removal is still a type of oral surgery, and you should be prepared to take some time to recover afterwards.
Learn More, Get Started!
If you need help with your wisdom teeth, call our Quakertown, PA dental office at 215-795-4807, or schedule your appointment online right now. The sooner you have your situation assessed, the better!