Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the third molars in the very back of your mouth. They don’t always need to be removed, but they can cause problems if they are not growing in properly. We provide advanced state-of-the-art wisdom teeth removal.
Wisdom Teeth Removal in Nashville, TN
Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars. They come in anywhere between the ages of 17 to 25 and are known to cause issues with many patients’ oral health. We can visually examine your wisdom teeth (if they have already erupted) or use X-ray imaging to assess if your wisdom teeth need to be removed. If needing to be removed, general anesthetic is required, especially if you are having more than one wisdom tooth pulled at the same time.
At Vitality Dental, we provide wisdom teeth removal in Nashville, TN. We offer a variety of dental sedation options to ensure you have a pain-free procedure. Call our office for more information!
How do I know if my wisdom teeth need removed?
While every patient is different, there are some common signs that indicate the need to have your wisdom teeth removed. These signs include:
- Changing bite alignment
- Crowding or damage to existing teeth
- Emerging only partially
Many dentists recommend removing wisdom teeth at an early age, before the roots and bone are fully formed and when recovery is faster.
How do I relieve wisdom tooth pain?
As wisdom teeth grow up through your jawbone and begin to break through your gum line, they may become inflamed or bleed. This can cause headaches or tooth pain. Here are some remedies to relieve wisdom tooth pain:
- Rinse with saltwater
- Use peppermint essential oils or clover oil to soothe pain
- Take aspirin or an over the counter pain reliever
- Apply an ice pack or heating pad to your cheeks
What is an impacted wisdom tooth?
When a wisdom tooth doesn’t have enough room to come in normally, it is considered an impacted wisdom tooth. There are several degrees of impacted wisdom teeth depending on where the teeth lie within the jaw. These degrees include soft tissue, partially bony, and complete bony impaction.
More Questions About Wisdom Teeth Removal?
If you have more questions about wisdom teeth removal, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.