Maintain A Healthy, Pain-Free Smile With Wisdom Teeth Removal

Third molars, or wisdom teeth, are the last teeth to emerge in the rear of the mouth. Although some people do not experience any problems with their wisdom teeth, they can cause various issues for many others. At Milford Family Dental in Milford, wisdom tooth extraction is a routine procedure to address these issues and improve oral health.

What are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth typically begin to erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. Due to evolutionary changes, our jaws have become smaller, leading to insufficient space for the proper alignment of these additional teeth. As a result, wisdom teeth often grow at odd angles or become impacted, meaning they remain trapped beneath the gum line.

What issues are caused by wisdom teeth?

Impacted or misaligned wisdom teeth can lead to various dental issues, including overcrowding, pain, infection, and damage to adjacent teeth. They can also cause gum inflammation and swelling, making it difficult to clean the area effectively and increasing your risk of periodontal disease.

How are wisdom teeth removed?

Wisdom tooth extraction is a common dental procedure performed by our dentist. We will take X-rays to assess the position of the wisdom teeth and determine the best approach for removal. Depending on the complexity of your case, local or general anesthesia may be administered. Our dentist will create an incision in the gum tissue, remove any bone blocking access to the tooth, and extract the wisdom tooth. Sometimes, the tooth may need to be sectioned into smaller pieces for easier removal. The incision is then sutured, and post-operative instructions are provided to ensure proper healing.

If your wisdom teeth are causing pain, inflammation, tenderness, and swelling, contact us right away to book your appointment. With our help, you can enjoy a healthy, pain-free smile!

Contact Milford Family Dental About Wisdom Teeth Removal Today!

  • Alleviate pain and discomfort
  • Prevent overcrowding of the other teeth
  • Curtail the onset of infection
  • Avoid gum inflammation and swelling
  • Promote optimum oral health!