If you live in Brandon, Florida, and have questions about wisdom teeth removal, it may be time to get in touch with a dentist who can address your concerns and answer your questions. Understanding the reasons behind tooth extractions, particularly wisdom teeth removal, can help you make the best decision about your smile and oral health.
Wisdom teeth are also known as the “third molars.” Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to develop in a person’s mouth, and they usually erupt through the gum line when a person is in their late teens or early 20s.
In some cases, wisdom teeth don’t cause a lot of damage, even if their emergence is uncomfortable. However, in many cases, when the wisdom teeth emerge or “come in,” they can crowd existing teeth. For some people, wisdom teeth can become impacted or stuck.
When this happens, surgical extraction of the teeth is required to alleviate pain and to make sure the rest of the patient’s teeth aren’t crowded.
There are a few benefits to having wisdom teeth removed.
Dr. Trevor Williams has two methods for removing wisdom teeth.
With a simple extraction, wisdom teeth that have already come through the gum line are removed. It takes just a few minutes in the dental chair for the procedure to take place. For the process, Dr. Williams and his team can sedate and anesthetize the patient to make sure they remain comfortable and feel minimal pain.
In most cases, patients heal quickly following a simple extraction, and they can be back to their pre-extraction activities within a few days.
If wisdom teeth are still underneath the gum line or they’re broken down, surgical extraction will be required to remove the teeth. For this procedure, Dr. Williams will cut into the tissues of the gums and manually remove the wisdom teeth from the bones of the jaw.
While a surgical extraction is more invasive, the team at Williams Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Brandon, Florida, will ensure their patients are always as comfortable as possible by using proper anesthesia.
Following a surgical extraction, more time to heal and recover may be required than with a simple extraction.
Do you have questions about the wisdom teeth removal process? For answers to your questions, get in touch with Dr. Trevor Williams and the Williams Family and Cosmetic Dentistry team in Brandon, Florida. You can contact us online or call us at (813) 560-0447.
Trevor L. Williams DMD is a General and Cosmetic Dentist serving Brandon, Florida. Having been born and raised in Dover, Florida, he graduated from Plant City High School and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences and his Master’s Degree in Microbiology from the University of South Florida. After attending the prestigious dental school at the University of Florida, he worked as an associate in Carrollwood and Lakeland before making Brandon his home.
Dr. Williams is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Clear Aligners, and Florida Dental Association. He is a general and restorative dentist who loves to work with Invisalign and other clear aligners to provide patients with straightened, more aligned smiles.