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Nasser Antonious, DDS, MAGD, FICOI
Master of the Academy of General Dentistry
Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists

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Emergency Wisdom Tooth Extraction

 
 

 Introduction

For some people, wisdom teeth can stay in the mouth for a lifetime. For others, though, they have to get their wisdom teeth removed because of a variety of problems. This is often considered to be a dental emergency since wisdom teeth problems can become quite uncomfortable. At Sunnyvale Dental Care we will make every effort to make your wisdom teeth removal as comfortable as possible during and after the surgery.

Why Wisdom Teeth Are Removed

If you do not have enough room in your mouth for your wisdom teeth to erupt into proper position they can cause a multitude of problems, such as:

  • Infection – Without enough room for total eruption, the gum tissue around the wisdom tooth can become irritated and inflamed, resulting in recurrent pain, swelling and problems with chewing and swallowing.

Infected Wisdom Tooth Extracted by Oral Surgeon in Decatur GA Infection

  • Damage to Adjacent Teeth – If there is inadequate room to clean around the wisdom tooth, the tooth directly in front of the wisdom tooth, the second molar, can be adversely affected resulting in gum disease (bone loss) or cavities (caries or decay).

Wisdom Tooth Damaging adjacent teeth. Extracted by Oral Surgeon in Decatur GA Damage

  • Disease – Non-infectious diseases also can arise in association with an impacted wisdom tooth. Cysts are fluid-filled “balloons” inside the jawbone which are associated with impacted wisdom teeth and slowly expand, destroying adjacent jawbone and occasionally adjacent teeth. Although rare, certain tumors can be associated with impacted teeth. Both of these conditions can be very difficult to treat.

Infected Wisdom Tooth Extracted by Oral Surgeon in Decatur GA Disease

  • Crowding – Although controversial, many feel that impacted wisdom teeth directly contribute to crowding, or shifting, of your teeth. This crowding is usually most noticeable in the lower front teeth. This is most commonly seen after a patient has had braces. There are most likely a number of factors that cause our teeth to shift and impacted wisdom teeth may play a contributory role. Although wisdom tooth removal cannot be recommended solely to avoid crowding, it can be recommended in order to absolutely eliminate any possible role in future crowding and other bite changes.

Infected Wisdom Tooth Extracted by Oral Surgeon in Decatur GA Crowding

The Removal Process

You will be under a local anesthetic during the removal process. As soon as you are anesthetized, we will make an incision on your gums over the wisdom tooth. At that point, we will need to remove any bone that is over the wisdom tooth so we can extract it. You will not have a lot of bone removed. We will actually cut the tooth up in sections. That way, a smaller portion of bone can be removed. We will then be able to remove the tooth through a small hole instead of a large one. This conservative approach prevents the unnecessary removal of jaw bone.

Making Your Surgery Easier

If you have a dental emergency, you do not want to wait. Some people put off wisdom tooth extraction for years.  They think the problem will go away. The problem will not go away, and they will actually become worse.  In addition, the older you get, the more difficult it is to remove wisdom teeth. That is why you want to have your wisdom teeth extracted as soon as you start to have problems.

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Emergency Fractured Tooth and Broken Teeth    |  Emergency Broken Jaw/Dislocated Jaw   |   Emergency Bitten Tongue or Lip   
Emergency Lost Dental Filling or Crown   |   Emergency Trapped Objects Between Teeth and Gums   |   When Tooth Erosion Becomes a Dental Emergency
Cold Sores and Fever Blisters   |   Periodontal/Gum Disease Treatment   |   Emergency Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain   |   Emergency Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Dry Tooth Socket Emergency   |   Emergency Bleeding After Dental Procedure/Dry Socket   |  Emergency Broken Denture/Denture Repair
Emergency Sports Injury/Dental Treatment   |   Emergency Braces Pain-Broken Wires or Brackets 

Nasser Antonious DDS is licensed as a general dentist in California. Sunnyvale Dental Care established since 1995
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