Extractions & Wisdom Teeth Removal in Miami
Relieving Discomfort & Boosting Oral Hygiene
Are you in need of teeth extraction or wisdom teeth removal? Our dedicated Miami extraction and wisdom teeth removal expert at Biscayne Dental & Facial Aesthetics can help. If decayed teeth and wisdom teeth are not removed, they can hurt a lot and inflammation of the gums and surrounding areas can occur. That’s when you need an emergency teeth extraction.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to erupt in your mouth and are the teeth least needed for good oral health. Most people have four wisdom teeth that come in through the gums in their late teens or early twenties. Sometimes wisdom teeth remain trapped in the jawbone under the gums because there is insufficient room for them to erupt. Wisdom teeth removal will make access to adjacent teeth easier, as well as eliminate chewing interferences. However, it does generally require a surgical procedure which can result in temporary pain and swelling.
Repairing Damage Caused by Impacted Wisdom Teeth
An erupting wisdom tooth can become stuck underneath the gums or bone. This is referred to as an impaction. There are different types of impacted wisdom teeth. Horizontal impaction is a severe condition that always requires wisdom teeth extraction. Vertically impacted teeth may erupt in time. Distal impaction means that the wisdom tooth is angled back, towards the rear of the mouth. Finally, mesial impaction is the most common condition requiring wisdom teeth extraction in Miami.
When Are Tooth Extractions Required?
A tooth extraction is a dental procedure that involves removing an entire tooth from the mouth. If you have a damaged or broken tooth, it may be able to be repaired with a dental restoration, such as a crown, bridge, or veneer. However, if the tooth is irreparable, the tooth will need to be extracted to prevent further complications.
There are several situations that could necessitate tooth extraction, including:
- Severe decay
- Impacted teeth
- Periodontal disease
- Dental injuries
Recovering from Your Procedure
The recovery following teeth extraction or wisdom teeth removal could take a few days. The severity of the symptoms depends on the difficulty of the extractions. If wisdom teeth have already come into the mouth, the extractions are simple and the recovery is minor with little pain or swelling. However, when the teeth are impacted, recovery will take longer. Pain can last 1-2 days and swelling can last 3-5 days.
You can avoid complications like dry socket by following the doctor's post-treatment recommendations very strictly. We recommend:
- No rinsing or spitting
- Keep head elevated
- Get lots of rest
- Eat soft foods
- Put ice over the area on and off for the first few days
- Take prescription medications as indicated
Dr. Julio Hernandez will handle your teeth extraction or wisdom teeth removal with tender loving care! With state-of-the-art, 3D digital x-rays, Dr. Julio and his surgical team can best evaluate the position of impacted teeth to remove these safely.
We utilize low-radiation dental x-rays, oral cancer screenings, and a 3-D digital impression system. These systems allow us to provide you with a better diagnosis, and more insightful solutions all while keeping you comfortable. No expense is spared in making sure we provide you with the best possible level of dental care.
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