Wisdom Teeth Removal in Indianapolis
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth grow at the back of your gums. Most people have 4 wisdom
teeth. Sometimes they don’t cause any problems but other times they
don’t erupt fully and so they get stuck under the gums. These are known
as impacted wisdom teeth.
When to seek emergency wisdom teeth removal
Seek an emergency appointment if:
Your wisdom teeth are causing severe pain.
You have difficulty opening your mouth.
You have bad breath and or an unpleasant taste in the mouth.
Why remove wisdom teeth?
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause a myriad of complications
Periodontal disease (gum disease)
Cellulitis (a bacterial infection that affects the tongue,
throat, or cheeks)
Abscess (formation of pus)
Cysts (a fluid-filled swelling)
How wisdom teeth are removed
Wisdom teeth may be removed by a regular dentist or an endodontist
depending on how they are positioned. Your dentist will perform an X-ray
to check the condition of the impacted wisdom teeth, the surrounding
teeth, and the gums.
During extraction, a local anesthetic injection is administered to
numb the area.
Your surgeon will then make a cut on the gum and use dental tools to
widen the tooth socket.
Depending on the situation, the tooth may be pulled out at once or it
may be split into pieces and the pieces pulled out.
To prevent complications after the procedure, follow the recovery
instruction given by your service provider.
A wisdom teeth removal procedure may take 30 minutes or longer
depending on your circumstances. During the first 3 days after the
procedure, you may experience pain, swelling, and mild bruising.
The cost of a wisdom teeth removal procedure depends on a few factors
that your dentist will explain. To get a comprehensive analysis, call