Wisdom tooth removal in Christiansburg, Blacksburg, and Radford VA

They are in pain because the wisdom tooth is popping out, and so we have heard many times. A wisdom tooth, or third molar is the last of the tooth to appear in your mouth. It often erupts between the age of 18-25 years old but people as young as 15 years or as old as 35 can complain about the “wisdom tooth pain”.

Everything you need to know!

In some people wisdom tooth erupts in a seamless manner, no pain, no discomfort and there it settles in the oral cavity without you feeling a thing! However, most of the patients come with an agonized wisdom pain at Opulent Dental and want to get rid of it.

Eruption of wisdom tooth is often accompanied with pain, infection and swelling because of certain factors, such as:

  • Not enough space for them in the oral cavity
  • The tooth is erupting in tilted to completely horizontal position instead of vertical
  • Partially erupted or impacted wisdom teeth
  • Infection of the gums following the eruption of wisdom tooth

Wisdom tooth removal!

If the wisdom tooth erupts without any symptoms, and in the right manner, adjusting well in the mouth and not harming the neighboring tooth then there is no need to get it removed.

At Opulent Dental, we resort to the removal of wisdom tooth when it cannot be saved- especially the ones that do not erupt or partially erupt causing pain to the patient. Dr. Dutt highly recommends going for a thorough clinical and radio graphical examination prior to wisdom tooth extraction.

Why?

Because wisdom tooth is very close to important anatomical structures like the mandibular nerve or maxillary sinus, and damage to them can have dreadful consequences. If all four of the wisdom teeth require removal, dentist often recommend getting the procedure done under general anesthesia. Depending on the complexity of the wisdom tooth, Dr. Dutt may or may not refer some patients to an oral surgeon.

If your tooth hurts, give us a call at Opulent Dental, we will schedule your appointment to diagnose your dental problem and plan the treatment accordingly.

FAQs

Is wisdom tooth always painful?
Well no. Most people do not feel a thing and the wisdom teeth erupt without any disturbance. However, more than 50% of the patients at Opulent Dental show up with severe pain for wisdom tooth
Will it hurt to get the wisdom tooth removed?
With the innovative techniques used by Dr. Dutt at Opulent Dental, the tooth extraction process is painless and patient-friendly. You might feel a little discomfort or pain during the 24 hours after the procedure, but that goes away, and can be easily managed with medication.

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