The wisdom teeth typically appear in adults between the ages of 17 and 25. Not all people have a complete eruption of their wisdom teeth and many experience partial eruption or impaction that can cause pain or discomfort.
Wisdom teeth are third molars that erupt later in life. By the time you have reached your late teens or early twenties, you may not have sufficient space in your mouth to accommodate four additional teeth. This can create pain in your teeth and jaw. Wisdom teeth pain can also be caused by the irritation of the gums or even a gum infection, resulting from bacteria that get trapped in the spaces around a partially erupted tooth.
If you have wisdom teeth pain, schedule a consultation for extraction with Dr. Michael Allard. Dr. Allard is a skilled oral surgeon who offers wisdom teeth removal in Glendale, AZ.
The reasons to have wisdom teeth removed include the following:
Prevent the movement of teeth which have been straightened with braces
Alleviate wisdom teeth pain
Create space for orthodontic treatment
Avoid possible gum disease or tooth decay
What to Expect From Your Visit for Wisdom Teeth Removal
Extractions may be performed with local anesthetic alone or, more comfortably, in combination with sedation dentistry and/or a general anesthetic. The technique chosen depends on the needs of the patient, the amount of wisdom tooth pain present, the severity of the condition and the number of teeth being removed. Intravenous (conscious) sedation and/or general anesthesia in our state of the art facility, are commonly used to allow for a safe and comfortable experience.
Once you are comfortable, Dr. Allard will make an incision in the gum tissue and if necessary, remove the bone that covers the tooth. If the tooth has partially erupted and grown straight, Dr. Allard may be able to relax the connective fibers that hold the tooth by rocking it back and forth, pulling the whole tooth out as he would in a simple extraction. If not, however, the tooth structure may need to be cut into several pieces which can be removed more easily. After the entire tooth is removed, the incision will be sutured closed.
Following wisdom teeth extractions, we will provide thorough post-operative instructions for you to follow in order to promote the best healing environment. Call Dr. Allard in Glendale, AZ today to schedule your consultation for wisdom teeth removal.
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Arrowhead Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Michael Allard
18555 N 79th Ave, Suite 103 Glendale, AZ85308
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About Us Dr. Michael Allard has been delivering outstanding care in oral and maxillofacial surgery here in Arizona since 2000. As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Glendale, AZ, Dr. Allard manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions.