Impacted Wisdom Tooth
An impacted wisdom tooth is positioned inside the bone or inside the gums. Because it’s not easily accessible, wisdom tooth surgery is difficult and not all dentists do it. There’s controversy as to whether a wisdom tooth can move all the teeth in front of it. Some dentists believe this is the reason for crowding of teeth in front of the mouth, especially in the lower front teeth area. Many orthodontists insist upon wisdom tooth removal to be sure patients keep their beautiful smiles and to avoid impacted wisdom tooth symptoms. Reviewing an impacted wisdom tooth picture helps patients better understand this problem.
Impacted wisdom tooth surgery is an Atlanta Dental Group PC service along with many other oral surgery procedures. Most procedures take less than a half hour and use local anesthesia This avoids the expense and risk of general anesthesia Our dentists recommend that patients remove one side at a time. This allows a patient to chew on the other side. The patient heals quicker and feels better during the recovery period if this is done. Most patients that have oral surgery on Thursday are back at work on Monday. It’s a good idea to have impacted teeth removed when there’s concern about your smile.
A patient having an impacted wisdom tooth removed with local anesthesia doesn’t need someone else to come to the office because the patient was not drugged. Our impacted wisdom tooth extraction philosophy is to reduce the amount of trauma to a minimum. This is accomplished by reducing the incisions to the smallest length possible to expose teeth. Because much of the blood going to the bone is supplied by the gums, we don’t pull much of the gums off the bone. This reduces swelling and assists healing.
If you are interested in having an impacted wisdom tooth removed and would like to speak with our senior Georgia Dentist, Dr. Mark Allan Padolsky, make a consultation by calling 404-874-7428. The dentists at the Atlanta Dental Group PC are dedicated to their patients’ good health and well being. You are welcome to join our family of patients. Our group offers comprehensive dental services all in one conveniently located office. We would be happy to serve you!