Are you looking for dentist to perform your Teeth Removal?
If you answered yes, then Hylan Dental Care is here to help.
The staff at Hylan Dental works hard to ensure that every patient is comfortable and cared for during every appointment − patient care and comfort are our top priorities.
The gentle approaches we practice allow patients to feel minimal pain throughout dental procedures.
We practice Gentle Dentistry whether it's a dental cleaning or an oral surgery procedure.
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Address: 3447 W 17th St., Cleveland, Ohio 44111
Phone: (216) 251-8812
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What Is Wisdom Teeth Removal?
It's pretty simple: Wisdom teeth removal is a surgical oral procedure performed to remove the third molars (the far back teeth in your mouth).
The surgery can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour and a half.
Third molars develop a later than your other teeth, the last to come in, which is usually between the ages of 17 and 25.
Third molars are often referred to as wisdom teeth because of the age range at which they develop, which is a time associated with maturity and attaining wisdom in life.
They are located in the back of your mouth, behind your second molars.
Why Is This Procedure Done?
Wisdom teeth removal surgery is performed because most adult mouths are not big enough to accommodate four molars.
The development of wisdom teeth often can cause problems if they are not removed. Impacted third molars tend to cause more problems than erupted surface molars.
For most adults, wisdom teeth eruption can cause a lot of pain and teeth shifting.
Some problems that wisdom teeth can cause if left in are:
- Neighboring healthy teeth (like your second molars) can be damaged due to wisdom teeth trying to push their way to the surface.
- Wisdom teeth can become infected or start decaying since they are harder to reach with a toothbrush.
- Cysts filled with fluid can form around the bottom of wisdom teeth, which can cause damage to your jawbone, nerves, and nearby teeth.
Wisdom teeth removal is an extremely common procedure − nearly 85% of adults get their third molars removed sometime in their life.
To prevent damaging your teeth and to stop any discomfort or pain from your wisdom teeth coming in, it is recommended to schedule a Wisdom Teeth Consultation with one of our dentists as soon as possible.
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What Are The Risks of Wisdom Teeth Removal?
As with any medical procedure and oral surgery, there are always risks involved.
Most wisdom tooth extractions don't result in long-term complications.
Rare complications of your oral surgery could include:
- Dry sockets. A painful exposure of bone when the blood clot that forms post-surgery is lost from the surgical wound (socket).
- Infection. An infection could develop in the socket from trapped food particles or bacteria.
- Damage. This could occur to nearby teeth, nerves, or jawbone.
What Is The Recovery Process For Wisdom Teeth Surgery?
The recovery process after Wisdom Teeth Surgery is slow and gradual. It's roughly a two-week long process.
Although the recovery period is longer, you should notice slight changes and steps towards healing every day.
Some side effects you may experience after Wisdom Teeth Removal Surgery are:
- Bruising of the jawbone
- Continued bleeding/spotting for the first 24 hours after surgery
- Sore jaw − this causes difficulty chewing, which is why it is recommended to follow a soft food diet for the beginning of your recovery period
- Dry sockets − if you smoke or drink out of a straw, this could happen.
- Swelling of the cheeks and jawbone
What Is The Proper Aftercare for My Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure?
After surgery, your mouth will be sore for at least a week, maybe two.
During this time, it is important to be gentle while continuing your oral hygiene routine, and to not rinse or brush vigorously near the surgical wounds.
Icing your jaw for 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off will help keep swelling to a minimum.
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Does Dental Insurance Cover Wisdom Teeth Surgery?
Every insurance company has different policies regarding what is and isn't covered.
We recommend contacting both your insurance company and a Hylan Dental Care dentist prior to your surgery to discuss the final cost.
Any other questions you have may be answered with our comprehensive blog about Wisdom Teeth Removal. You can also call our office.
Request An Appointment With Hylan Dental Care!
Are you ready to get rid of those pesky third molars? If so, come see us at Hylan Dental.
With our Gentle Approaches and Sedation Dentistry techniques, all the fear and pain will go away.
For 40 years, our patients have chosen Hylan Dental Care for their Wisdom Teeth Removal needs, and continue to come back for routine dental cleanings.
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"I got my wisdom teeth removed here today after putting it off for years because I’m terrified of the dentist and pain but they were so fast, kind and helpful! Although the waiting area was a bit small it’s beautiful inside and all the workers are young yet very kind and experienced. I felt no pain at all during the entire process and the doctor kept talking to me and letting me know what he was doing. I love this place and recommend it to anyone in Cleveland!"