Canton Oral Surgeon
The four wisdom teeth, or third molars as they are really known, are the last adult teeth to erupt and usually make their appearance between the ages of 17 – 24. Our Canton oral surgeon, Dr. John N. Santin often recommends that these final teeth be removed when they are causing a crowding of the mouth, are impacted, come in at an angle, causing adjacent teeth to shift, food is lodging behind them or are causing infections, pain or discomfort. The human mouth was designed to hold 28 teeth comfortably and the four wisdom teeth bring the total up to 32, so for many people something has to go.
If one of the wisdom teeth is impacted or causing a problem many dentist recommend pulling all four. Some dentists argue that the four wisdom teeth should be pulled even if they are not causing any immediate problem just to prevent a problem from arising at a later date. Our Canton oral surgeon extracts the wisdom teeth through a simple surgical procedure that is done on an outpatient basis in our office. Once the area is numb our doctor will make a small incision in the gum to expose the tooth and bone and then the doctor will remove and bone that blocks access to the tooth’s roots. Generally, the doctor will then break the tooth up into several pieces, which are easier to remove than the whole tooth at once. After the tooth has been removed the site will be cleaned to make sure there is no debris left from the tooth or bone and the wound is closed using a few stitches.
Our Canton oral surgeon gives each patient specific instruction for follow-up care after the surgery. The wounds from the surgery generally heal quite quickly if the patient refrains from eating the wrong types of food and irritating the area. Any post-operative pain should be relatively mild and controlled by the use of over-the-counter pain relievers. So, be smart and lose a little wisdom by having your third molars extracted whenever it becomes necessary.
Akron Oral Surgery Office
Has the time come for you or a loved one to have your wisdom teeth extracted? Are you hoping to build a relationship with an Akron oral surgery office whom you can trust to handle your case of impacted wisdom teeth? Don’t hesitate; give us a call at Akron Area Oral, Maxillofacial & Facial Surgery Center to ensure that your oral surgery is handled with skill and compassion!
At Akron Area Oral, Maxillofacial & Facial Surgery Center, our team of specialists is devoted to offering top tier oral care to our fellow members of the Akron community. Conveniently located and open six days a week, our practice goes the extra mile to ensure that our highly skilled services are accessible to all of our patients, regardless of their work schedules or locations. We offer a wide variety of treatments and products including comprehensive dental examinations, access to our state-of-the-art equipment, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, Invisalign, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, endodontics, periodontics, complete smile makeovers, gentle and caring dentistry, and much more. Seeking treatment for your impacted wisdom teeth at an esteemed Akron oral surgery office? You’ve come to the right place! Our office of highly skilled staff uses our state-of-the-art facility and advanced training to perform extractions that are effective and as pain-free as possible. While wisdom teeth extractions can certainly be a daunting prospect for many patients, our specialists recommend that those who need the surgery get it as soon as possible; delaying the extraction can cause major pain and can allow for the remaining teeth to be pushed out of alignment by the wisdom teeth as they grow in.
Call our office at Akron Area Oral, Maxillofacial & Facial Surgery Center to speak with a professional about what you can have done about your impacted wisdom teeth. With one visit to our Akron Area Oral, Maxillofacial & Facial Surgery Center, you could set yourself on a path towards receiving the information, diagnosis, and treatment you need!