Wisdom Tooth Removal

Family Dental of Fort Myers provides comfortable, seamless wisdom tooth extractions.

When is Wisdom Tooth Removal Needed?

Most people need their wisdom teeth removed because there isn't enough space for them to come in properly. This is because they tend to grow in at an angle or they don't fully emerge. Third molars (the wisdom teeth) routinely damage the teeth right next door, called second molars. When wisdom teeth come in sideways like this, it throws off your bite, creates an area where food gets caught, decays both of the teeth, and can even cause a painful infection.

Potential Complications of Not Having Wisdom Teeth Removed

  • Painful, swollen gums
  • Infection
  • Crowded or damaged surrounding teeth
  • Possible damaged nerves and jawbone

How Wisdom Teeth Removal is Done

  • Local, sedation or general anesthesia is administered
  • An incision is made in the gum tissue
  • The bone that blocks access to the tooth root is removed
  • The wisdom tooth is removed
  • The site of the removed tooth is cleaned
  • The wound is stitched close to promote healing, though this isn't always necessary
  • Gauze is placed over the extraction site to control bleeding and help a blood clot form

After surgery, your provider can evaluate the state of your teeth and advise you on the most convenient and effective schedule for successful treatment.

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