Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Rigby Idaho

We don’t believe you should have to travel all the way to Idaho Falls for your dental procedures, and that includes wisdom tooth extractions. Cedar Creek Dental can help remove your wisdom teeth whether that is because of oral discomfort, age, tooth eruption, or simply because you feel it is time. Wisdom teeth are also known as third molars. They are the last set of molars located at the back of the mouth. Most people have four wisdom teeth, with two on the top and two on the bottom. While having fewer or more than four is possible, you can typically get all of them removed during one appointment no matter how many wisdom teeth you have. These teeth typically emerge in late adolescence or early adulthood, usually between the ages of 17 and 25. However, the timing can vary among individuals.

Wisdom Teeth Extraction near Rigby Idaho

Complications

Wisdom Teeth are often associated with complications and issues if you wait to get them out. Not everyone experiences issues with their wisdom teeth, but for many, these molars can pose problems due to various reasons. This is why we try to take a proactive approach and schedule wisdom tooth removal before it becomes an issue.

Here are some of the issues that we see patients experience with their wisdom teeth:

  • Impaction

  • Crowding

  • Information

  • Infection

  • Cysts and Tumors

Due to these potential issues, many people opt for the extraction of their wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth extraction is a common dental procedure that involves the removal of one or more wisdom teeth.

Impaction

Wisdom teeth often don’t have enough space to fully emerge, leading to impaction. This can cause pain, swelling, and infection known as impaction. There are a few types of impaction, soft tissue impaction, partial bony impaction, and complete bony impaction. Having an impacted tooth can raise the intensity of pain as well as the urgency for wisdom tooth removal.

Crowding

Wisdom teeth erupt later than other teeth. By the time that they do, the amount of available jaw space may be insufficient. The presence of wisdom teeth can cause crowding and misalignment of adjacent teeth.

impacted wisdom tooth

Inflammation

Inflammation is often an early sign that something is wrong. If not taken care of it can quickly lead to infection. It is important to tell your dentist right away if you are experiencing any type of information from your wisdom teeth.

Infection

Partially erupted wisdom teeth may create pockets where bacteria can accumulate, leading to infections. If you think you may have an infection from your wisdom teeth you should contact your Dentist right away so that it can be taken care of.

Cysts and Tumors

In rare cases, cysts or tumors may develop around impacted wisdom teeth, causing more serious complications. 

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Procedure

Getting wisdom teeth removed is very common. The extraction process is typically performed by an oral surgeon or a dentist.

Here are some key points about wisdom teeth extraction that you will experience with Cedar Creek Dental:

Evaluation

Before extraction, the dentist or oral surgeon will evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth using X-rays. This helps determine whether extraction is necessary and plan the procedure accordingly.

Anesthesia

The extraction procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia, depending on the complexity of the case and the patient’s preference.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Extraction

The dentist or oral surgeon will extract the wisdom teeth by making an incision in the gum tissue, removing any bone blocking access to the tooth, and then dividing the tooth into sections if needed for easier removal.

Recovery

After extraction, patients may experience some swelling and discomfort at the extraction site and other areas of the mouth, but this can be managed with pain medication and ice packs. Recovery times vary, but most people can resume normal activities within a few days.

Follow-up Appointment

It’s essential to follow post-operative care instructions provided by the dentist or oral surgeon, including proper oral hygiene practices and attending follow-up appointments.

Schedule an Appointment

Regular dental check-ups and X-rays can help monitor the development of wisdom teeth and identify potential issues early on, allowing for timely intervention if necessary. If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort related to your wisdom teeth, it’s recommended to consult with a dentist or oral surgeon for a thorough evaluation and appropriate treatment options.

impacted wisdom tooth