Wisdom Teeth Q&A
Should all wisdom teeth be removed?
When there isn’t enough room for your wisdom teeth, they push the other teeth out of alignment, causing pain and compromising the health of your other teeth. It is also possible that your wisdom teeth might emerge in the wrong direction or become impacted in your jaw. In these cases, extraction can help to reduce your discomfort and to protect the rest of your teeth.
What happens during wisdom teeth extraction?
If you’re having your wisdom teeth removed due to impaction, the procedure is a little more complex, depending on where the tooth is located in your gums. In this case, Dr. Kim may break your wisdom tooth into smaller pieces before removing it. He then closes the hole with sutures and packs the sockets with gauze.
What happens after my wisdom teeth are removed?
Wisdom teeth removal is a very common procedure. Dr. Kim offers compassionate care and makes every effort to ensure that you are comfortable and relaxed before, during, and after the procedure. If you have questions or concerns about your wisdom teeth, contact Dr. Kim at the Hoover Dental Center today.