The very mention of wisdom teeth typically evokes thoughts of pain, problems, and complications. That’s not always so, but an impacted wisdom tooth is an urgent matter that requires prompt care. You can depend on exactly that when you come to us at Akron Area Oral, Maxillofacial, & Facial Surgery Center.
Most often, wisdom teeth, or third molars, erupt sometime during the late teens to early 20s, though they can show up when you’re older, too. If these teeth grow in fully and straight, they may not have to come out. However, from the moment that the first sign of them is noted, you should have them checked regularly. It’s always best to be proactive. The bad news is that more often than not, wisdom teeth grow in crooked or only partially. Impaction is common. Our Uniontown oral surgery is done to remove them so that you don’t suffer needlessly, but there are other concerns to consider. Neighboring teeth, bone tissue, and nerves could become damaged, so the sooner that you get your wisdom teeth addressed, the better the outcome is likely to be. You will be numbed with local anesthesia prior to the start of our Uniontown oral surgery. Depending on your anxiety level, how many teeth are being extracted at once, and how long the procedure is expected to last, you might want to consider general anesthesia, which means you will be asleep throughout. Regardless of what type of anesthesia is used, you’ll be given detailed instructions to facilitate optimal healing. These include eating a soft diet, not smoking, and rinsing frequently with warm salt water.
Our Uniontown oral surgery is done with the expert precision and attention to detail that we’re known for. Reach out to our office to schedule a prompt appointment to come in for an examination and evaluation.