When considering a dental emergency, the image that comes to mind might involve teeth that have been dislodged or intense tooth pain. However, it’s not uncommon for wisdom teeth to develop conditions or issues that necessitate urgent attention from Dr. Sindledecker, Dr. Saltz, and our team at Sindledecker Dentistry. Wisdom teeth, the third set of molars that typically emerge in the late teens to early 20s, often present spacing and crowding problems, leading to impaction and infections. Many individuals opt for the removal of their wisdom teeth due to these issues. If you’re experiencing discomfort or pain related to your wisdom teeth, contact our office to schedule a wisdom teeth consultation.
Perisoronitis and Infections:
Perisoronitis may develop if you have a partially-erupted wisdom tooth that becomes inflamed, often due to food trapped beneath the gum. At Sindledecker Dentistry, we can carefully locate and remove food debris, clean the affected area, and administer antibiotics to address inflammation. It’s crucial not to delay treatment, as untreated perisoronitis can progress to an infection, posing potential risks to your overall health.
Crowding and Impaction:
The eruption of wisdom teeth may lead to overcrowding of your teeth, adversely affecting their alignment. This overcrowding can impede proper teeth cleaning, increasing the risk of tooth decay and other oral health issues in the future. For some individuals, wisdom teeth may never fully emerge, remaining impacted beneath the gum and causing complications with adjacent teeth.
If you suspect impaction or crowding due to wisdom teeth, schedule an appointment with our office promptly. We’ll assess the progress of your wisdom teeth and their impact on your jaw. Based on our evaluation, we’ll discuss treatment options and whether extraction is a suitable course of action.
Complications from Wisdom Tooth Extraction:
Following the extraction of wisdom teeth, blood clots typically form in the vacated sockets. In most cases, the gums heal as expected, provided you adhere to post-surgical care instructions. However, a small percentage of extractions may encounter complications. If you continue to experience pain or unusual symptoms after wisdom tooth extraction, contact us. We’ll take steps to minimize discomfort and facilitate a safe and speedy recovery.
Remember, our team is dedicated to supporting your dental health comprehensively. From pre-extraction consultations to post-surgical care, we strive to deliver excellent service at every step, ensuring your oral health is well-managed.