Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Walworth, NY
John A Guerrieri, DDS in Walworth, NY Specializes removing wisdom teeth for patients throughout Williamson, Ontario, Macedon, Palmyra, Marion, Walworth and the surrounding towns. Patients count on us for personalized and stress-free care to safely and properly remove any wisdom teeth in order to prevent further complications.
Third molars, commonly referred to as wisdom teeth generally make their appearance between the ages of 17 to 25. They are located at the back of the mouth (top and bottom).
In most cases, inadequate space in the mouth does not allow the wisdom teeth to erupt properly and become fully functional. When this happens, the tooth can become impacted (stuck) in an undesirable or potentially harmful position. If left untreated, impacted wisdom teeth can contribute to infection, damage to other teeth, and possibly cysts or tumors.
There are several types, or degrees, of impaction based on the actual depth of the teeth within the jaw:
Reasons to remove wisdom teeth
While not all wisdom teeth require removal, wisdom teeth extractions are most often performed because of an active problem such as pain, swelling, decay or infection, or as a preventative measure to avoid serious problems in the future. If impaction of one or more wisdom teeth is present, and left untreated, a number of potentially harmful outcomes can occur, including:
- Damage to nearby teeth: Second molars (the teeth directly in front of the wisdom teeth) can be adversely affected by impacted wisdom teeth, resulting in tooth decay (cavities), periodontal disease (gum disease) and possible bone loss.
- Disease: Although uncommon, cysts and tumors can occur in the areas surrounding impacted wisdom teeth.
- Infection: Bacteria and food can become trapped under the gum tissue, resulting in an infection. The infection can cause considerable pain and danger.
- Tooth Crowding: It has been theorized that impacted wisdom teeth can put pressure on other teeth and cause them to become misaligned (crowded or twisted). This theory isn’t universally accepted by all dental professionals, and it has never been validated by any scientific studies.
When you come in for your procedure, our team will make sure you not only get the service you need, but that you receive proper care in a stress-free environment. Our office offers many amenities to patients, including coffee and other beverages, free Wi-fi and more. We also offer sedation so you can stay calm and comfortable while we extract your wisdom teeth. Our experienced staff will answer any questions you have about your procedure and give you instructions for caring for the extraction site at the end of your appointment. We want to make sure you have a positive experience and good oral hygiene, so we make sure to go the extra mile in giving you the quality care you deserve. To schedule your extraction, 315-986-1144.