Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth in the top and bottom rows of your mouth to erupt. These teeth typically erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. Impacted wisdom teeth lack enough room to erupt or develop properly. Impacted wisdom teeth may partially or completely fail to erupt. To prevent your wisdom teeth from developing more dental problems, your Gateway dentist may recommend extraction.
Another critical decision your dentist will make regarding the treatment of your wisdom teeth is making the best decisions for your safety and comfort throughout the surgery. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for anaesthesia and sedation; so the best option for your situation will depend on your medical history and specific requirements.
Some of the possible problems related to not removing your wisdom teeth include:
In general, you will heal faster, more predictably and have fewer complications if treated in your teens or early twenties.
Most people prefer to be unaware of the experience when they have their wisdom teeth removed and usually decide to be sedated. You will be provided with appropriate anesthesia options i.e- IV Sedation at your consultation. All outpatient surgery is performed under appropriate anesthesia to maximize your comfort. Our office staff has the training, licensing, and experience to provide the various types of anesthesia. These services are provided in an environment of optimum safety, utilizing modern monitoring equipment and a well trained experienced staff.