Wisdom Teeth Removal in South Ogden, UT, & Kaysville, UT

Cassity Implants and Periodontics

Comprehensive Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to emerge and often the most likely to cause severe dental issues. Fortunately, Cassity Implants and Periodontics offers a comprehensive solution with our expert wisdom teeth removal procedure. Mitigate pain and infections and optimize your oral health with our wisdom teeth removal in South Ogden, UT, and Kaysville, UT.
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What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are large teeth in the back of the mouth. These teeth typically emerge in your late teen years or early 20s. Wisdom teeth are tied to various dental concerns, including severe pain and infections. As a result, many people pursue wisdom teeth removal to preserve their comfort and oral health.
Smiling patient after dental treatment at Cassity Implants.

Types of Problems With Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth pose a wealth of issues. The most common types of problems we see with wisdom teeth include the following:

  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Wisdom teeth cysts
  • Teeth crowding
  • Infections

Why Pursue Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Although some people may develop wisdom teeth without any damaging side effects, more often than not, these third molars result in oral health concerns. From infections due to partially erupted wisdom teeth to complete impaction and long-standing cysts, there are many risks involved with neglecting wisdom teeth removal.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

When wisdom teeth lack room to develop and erupt, they become impacted, which can result in a variety of issues. When the jaw is not large enough to support wisdom teeth, they become trapped in the jawbone or begin growing at an angle, putting pressure on adjacent teeth, leading to damage, shifting, bite misalignment, and severe pain. These issues lead to needing impacted wisdom teeth removed promptly to alleviate these symptoms.
Cassity Implants treated wisdom teeth treatment of a patient.

Partially Impacted Wisdom Teeth Infections

Wisdom teeth may partially erupt, causing the surrounding gum tissue to become irritated and inflamed. Eventually, a condition known as peritonitis or a localized gum infection may develop. In addition, the positioning of partially erupted wisdom teeth makes it more challenging to care for them, leading to trapped food particles and a higher risk of decay.

Teeth Crowding

Wisdom teeth may fully emerge but still cause issues for your smile and oral health. Due to the size of these teeth and their location, they may cause major shifting and crowding when they develop, compromising the surrounding teeth and your bite. This crowding is especially jeopardizing to those who have already pursued orthodontic treatment.

Wisdom Teeth Cysts

When wisdom teeth are impacted, they can develop cysts. While non-infectious, cysts can lead to severe damage. These cysts are fluid-filled sacs that form as a result of impaction. With time, they expand and slowly compromise surrounding teeth and jawbone. In addition, without early intervention, cysts progressively become more challenging to treat.

Symptoms of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

If you suspect you are dealing with impacted wisdom teeth, you will be experiencing several symptoms. The common signs of impacted wisdom teeth include:

  • Worsening pain in the back of the mouth
  • Swollen, tender gums that may bleed
  • Swelling of the jaw
  • Pain when opening your mouth
  • Swollen glands in the neck and shoulders
  • Headaches

Wisdom Teeth Removal Consultation

Before removing your wisdom teeth, you must first have a consultation with Cassity Implants and Periodontics. Our comprehensive oral exam will help us determine whether wisdom teeth removal is the best course of action. This involves visual inspections and X-rays to observe the position of your wisdom teeth and any potential damage.

Anesthesia Options

Depending on the complexity of the wisdom teeth removal procedure, you have a few different anesthesia and sedation options to ease wisdom teeth removal pain. For some patients, an injection of local anesthetic in the surgical site is enough, allowing patients to remain awake without pain. For those who prefer sedation, we offer conscious sedation through an IV or general anesthesia for complete sedation.

Non-Impacted Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure

The procedure does not differ from a traditional tooth extraction if the wisdom teeth are not impacted. During this type of wisdom teeth removal procedure, we widen the socket by gripping the tooth with forceps and wiggling the tooth. Once the socket is wide enough, we simply lift and remove the tooth.

Surgical Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure

For impacted or problematic wisdom teeth removal, we perform surgical extractions. Surgical extraction requires an incision in the gum tissue to expose the impacted tooth and surrounding bone. We cut away obstructive bone mass and, if necessary, divide the tooth into sections for removal. We finish by cleaning the surgical site and suturing the wound.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Recovery

If you were administered any form of sedation, you will need to have someone drive you home. Prior to leaving the office, we will supply you with a list of aftercare instructions on what to expect and how to care for the surgical site properly. In addition, we will provide you with guidelines to promote prompt recovery.

What To Expect Post-Procedure

Post-extraction pain and swelling are to be expected. Pain can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. Refrain from using blood-thinning medication to combat bleeding. If you had a surgical procedure, we may prescribe a pain medication. In addition, we recommend minimizing swelling using ice packs for the first 24 hours and moist heat after 48 hours.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Aftercare

Post-procedure, eat soft, nutritious foods to prevent irritation. Keeping your mouth clean is imperative, but we advise against brushing or rinsing for 24 hours. After 24 hours, resume your oral health regimen with careful attention to the surgical site. A saltwater rinse several times a day is encouraged to kill bacteria and mitigate infection.

Prioritize Rest & Healing

After wisdom teeth removal, rest is the most important consideration. Too much activity can aggravate swelling, bleeding, and pain. Stay seated or lie down with your head elevated as much as possible. You may resume normal activities after the first 24 hours but refrain from strenuous activities for at least a week.

Choose Cassity Implants and Periodontics

Choose Cassity Implants and Periodontics for comprehensive wisdom teeth removal led by industry-leading experts with a wealth of experience. With our patient-centered approach, we prioritize comfort, applying the highest standards of quality care to our procedures. We ensure a seamless experience with successful results by combining cutting-edge technology and renowned techniques.

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If you believe you are dealing with an impacted wisdom tooth or complications due to partially erupted wisdom teeth, look no further than Cassity Implants and Periodontics in South Ogden and Kaysville, UT. We're here to alleviate your pain and optimize your oral health with premier wisdom teeth removal. Contact us today to learn about the wisdom teeth removal cost or to schedule your consultation.

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