Wisdom Teeth Removal in Scottsdale, AZ
Let’s face it – no one looks forward to having their wisdom teeth removed. We get it! Though some people have room in their mouths for wisdom teeth to grow incorrectly with no issues, others can experience impaction or decay that requires professional attention. Avoiding getting your wisdom teeth removed when you’re experiencing pain and inflammation can often lead to severe infection and even permanent nerve damage. That’s why it’s best to reach out to S&C Dental for help. Our dentists have years of experience and are highly-trained and qualified to treat both simple and complex cases of wisdom teeth eruption. Keep reading to learn more about our approach to wisdom teeth removal or call now to schedule your appointment today!
Schedule Your Wisdom Teeth Removal Today!
At S&C Dental, our caring and professional team can walk you through the procedure, so you know exactly what to expect. We understand that this type of situation can be a bit intimidating and easy to avoid, but putting off this necessary surgery can cause more severe problems down the road. Don’t wait to get the help you need and deserve. Use the online booking feature or call our office to schedule an appointment today.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Q & A
For your convenience, the S&C Dental staff has taken the time to provide answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions that are not answered below, feel free to reach out to our team. We’d be happy to walk you through the process.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth, also known as your upper and lower third molars, are the teeth that are the furthest back in your mouth. They are known as wisdom teeth because they are the last adult teeth to come in and generally erupt in a person’s late teens or early twenties.
What Kinds of Problems Do Wisdom Teeth Present?
While our earliest ancestors ate a diet of raw meat, nuts, roots, berries, and leaves that required broader jaws and strong third molars, we have adapted to a point where this is no longer necessary. Many of our mouths are simply not large enough to accommodate wisdom teeth, which means they will inevitably get stuck in our jaw as they try to find room to grow in. It is also common for wisdom teeth to break through only partially, which can result in gum flaps that trap food and easily become infected. We also see many wisdom teeth that grow in sideways or otherwise crooked, compromising the teeth around them. Furthermore, these teeth are more prone to decay because they are so far back in the mouth that they can be nearly impossible to clean properly. We’ve even seen cases where some wisdom teeth get cysts, causing significant damage to a patient’s jawbone if left untreated.
What Are the Symptoms of Impacted Wisdom Teeth?
The symptoms associated with impacted wisdom teeth are pretty unanimous: pain and discomfort. If you notice your third molars have erupted and experience pressure, a persistent toothache, sharp pain, stiffness in the jaw, or even a headache, you likely need to give us a call. Sometimes we find that patients experience very little pain but begin noticing that their other teeth have become crooked or have started pushing forward, causing overcrowding. This is also an indication that you are dealing with impacted wisdom teeth that are trying to emerge in an area where they do not fit.
How Are Wisdom Teeth Problems Treated?
Typically, the best way to treat wisdom teeth is to remove them. Since we don’t need these third molars thanks to evolution, they often cause more harm than good. With all the drama that can arise once wisdom teeth start growing in, it’s best to have them removed so you can maintain a bright, clean, and healthy smile without having to worry about potential issues. While it’s best to have wisdom teeth removed before they become partially or entirely exposed, our team is specialized in catering to complex removals no matter the scope of impaction.