WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL SERVICES
Wisdom Teeth Removal in Prescott Valley, AZ Area
There are different reasons why a tooth may need to be extracted. An extraction is the removal of the entire tooth, including the root, from the bone. An extraction is more of a last resort treatment plan, applied mostly to teeth that are damaged beyond repair or are no longer viable. However, there are times when an extraction is needed on wisdom teeth that haven’t erupted (entered the mouth and are visible) or that just recently erupted into the mouth.
Wisdom teeth, also called 3rd molars, are the teeth that come in at the back of the jaw. They are the last teeth to come in and usually erupt around ages 17-25. In some cases, wisdom teeth can emerge and line up normally with the other teeth, causing little or no problems.
However, in other cases, crowding can occur and cause issues for the patient. When wisdom teeth erupt they can push against the neighboring teeth and cause them to shift, thus causing crowding or overlapping with the other teeth. Because of their position at the back of the mouth, they can also be hard to reach and keep clean. This can cause plaque to build up and eventually cause decay to occur.
In these incidences the wisdom teeth may need to be extracted. Another reason why wisdom teeth may need to be extracted is when they become impacted. Wisdom teeth become impacted when they do not have room to erupt, either from being blocked by neighboring teeth, or because they grow in incorrectly or at the wrong angle.
There are two types of impacted wisdom teeth, partially impacted wisdom teeth and fully impacted wisdom teeth. Partially impacted wisdom teeth are wisdom teeth that partially erupt. With partially impacted teeth a portion of the crown of the tooth is visible above the gums. Fully impacted wisdom teeth are teeth that never erupt from the gums.
Symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth are :
- Jaw pain
- Bleeding gums
- Bad breath
- Bad taste in the mouth
If this occurs, you may need the wisdom teeth to be extracted. PV Dentistry is dedicated to providing the best care for our patients and wisdom teeth extractions is a service that we provide. An exam will be done by the dentist to determine if the wisdom teeth need to be extracted.
During this exam digital X-rays will be taken and can reveal whether the wisdom teeth will erupt normally or become impacted and fail to erupt in the future. The dentist will make a diagnosis and provide the patient with the best options for their situation. At PV Dentistry we strive to provide the best care for our patients and work to ensure our patients feel at ease and comfortable.
PV Dentistry have been providing the Prescott Valley, AZ area with high quality family, cosmetic, periodontal, pediatrician, and restoration services. We are here to assist you with all of your dental needs. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
Contact us at (928) 772-8175.