Is it time to get your Wisdom Teeth removed? Before going into panic mode, understand this is something we deal with almost every day at Smiles by Hanna in Gilbert. You can get your wisdom teeth removed under sedation with a next generation laser for a painless experience and HALF the recovery time.
Sure, having a tooth taken out may sound like a very big deal. But these troublemakers are usually better out than in. The procedure doesn’t take long. Healing can be simple. The drama-free process makes removal the obvious choice.
Fun Fact: Keeping these chompers won’t make you any wiser. Wisdom teeth get their name from appearing by the time you’ve wised up and matured. Most permanent teeth emerge around the tween years, while wisdom teeth make their entrance years later.
Molars are used to grind down food before swallowing. The third set of molars are considered wisdom teeth. While others are useful, these teeth aren’t needed. Left to their own devices, these extra teeth can get out of line.
This tooth surfaces above the gum line. Removing these calls for a simple extraction.
This situation can be much more complicated. The tooth becomes trapped and needs a complex extraction. There are four main types:
It may sound strange to get something natural removed. A common theory revolves around evolution. Our early ancestors needed these extra molars to rip up chunks of wild beasts and roots they ate.
Primitive humans had larger jaws to accommodate wisdom teeth. Silverware wasn’t available to cut food into bitesize morsels. Our diet and lifestyles changed dramatically over the years making these molars useless.
Let’s face it: when you’re looking for dental care in Gilbert, you have options. But getting premium treatment by an experienced professional isn’t found everywhere. The team at Smiles by Hanna offers expert care in a modern facility with cutting-edge equipment.
When you come to our office, you’re choosing superior dental arts. Dr. Mansoor masterfully uses a laser for best results. Intravenous sedation is offered to increase your comfort. Your well-being is our top priority! Risks are decreased, pain is lessened and healing is promoted by our use of Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF).
A wisdom tooth extraction may sound scary but a team of talented pros at your side makes the experience better. You won’t have to be in pain. Dreading becomes a distant afterthought. Irritating molars are removed. You’re good to go. Problem solved!
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Let’s be real. Most of us don’t like pain and these teeth can cause a great deal of it. Get rid of the offenders and you get rid of the pain. Even if you aren’t in agony, an extraction can eliminate throbbing and uncomfortable sensations. Become comfy in your own skin!
Findings show that having wisdom teeth extracted can boost your sense of taste. A Penn Medicine study revealed that these effects are long-lasting as well. Plan to savor flavors to the fullest!
A wisdom tooth left unchecked can become infected. If this infection were to enter your bloodstream, affected blood vessels could lead to high blood pressure. You’re then put at a greater risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke. Remove yourself from harm’s way with an extraction.
Wisdom teeth can be a real pain in the neck- literally! These molars have been associated with headaches, jaw pain, chewing discomfort, ear pain and even neck trouble. The pain may be mild at first or can come and go. Over-the-counter pills only do so much. A removal is the surefire way to end this torture.
Even if your wisdom teeth miraculously came in without any issues, problems may crop up in the future. The location of these third molars puts them on a slippery slope. Being able to floss and brush them regularly is a chore because of how hard they are to reach. Plaque can build up, then decay starts wreaking havoc on your teeth and gums. Bone loss is also a threat. An extraction can help tremendously.
The function and well-being of your jaw can be significantly impacted. These molars could be causing pain in your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The jaw is also at risk for developing tumors and cysts when these teeth become unruly. Your jaw’s best defense is the swift removal of wisdom teeth.
Achieving that noteworthy smile may not have been easy. Along come wisdom teeth and they could flush those years of braces down the drain. These molars can barge into the mouth with no invite, even when there’s not room. Teeth can become overcrowded and begin shifting. An extraction can keep things where they belong.
This proactive approach can prevent you from having to get costly procedures later. Having wisdom teeth removed before they become a problem is a smart risk reducer.
The answer to this question varies, but generally no. The average person needs anywhere from 48 to 72 hours of recovery time. That’s not to say you can’t get back to work in a limited capacity if you work from home. If your line of work requires physical labor, taking off several days may be in order.
Hot showers are not recommended for 48 hours after surgery. Opt for a relaxing bath instead.
Dr. Mansoor can give you a comprehensive exam and review your X-rays to determine which type of removal you’ll need. Although there can be some overlapping, third molar extractions tend to fall into two categories:
NO! Don’t fall victim to circulating rumors. The jaw remains completely intact during a normal wisdom tooth removal.
The time it takes to heal can be dependent on how well aftercare instructions are followed. Recovery can go like clockwork if you stick to recommendations such as:
Arnica Montana 200C can help with bruising. Place three tablets under your tongue three times a day for a week.
Hypericum 200C can assist with nerve regeneration. Place three tablets under your tongue three times a day for a week. Begin this medication seven days prior to surgery. Do NOT take if you are taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) or mood stabilizing medications.
The above homeopathic medications may be purchased at markets specializing in healthy and organic products.
This answer is different for everyone. A third molar can cause pain from the way it emerges. If the tooth comes in at a strange angle, gets stuck or juts up against other teeth, it becomes impacted. This condition can cause anything from a mild irritation to severe pain.
An abscess can cause extreme amounts of pain. This situation happens when food particles get trapped around a partially exposed wisdom tooth.
Long-term discomfort can come from headaches, TMJ, your neck and other areas. Let Smiles by Hanna help. Dr. Mansoor can give you a thorough exam to determine how to get you living that pain-free life you deserve!
Usual costs can run anywhere from $2,500 to $4,500-plus, but we’re currently offering this service for just $1,750.*
*Special is subject to terms and conditions. Price may change at any given time due to circumstances beyond our control.
Typical patients can expect to resume normal daily activities (within reason) 48 to 72 hours after surgery. These two to three days should be spent resting and relaxing while keeping your head elevated.
If there are complications, prepare to rest for several days. Even if you feel alright, you need this time to recover.
Although this type of surgery is common, planning ahead can make all the difference.
Weeks and Days Leading up to Surgery:
Ideally, you should have third molars removed as soon as your X-rays indicate trouble on the horizon. For most people, waiting until the age 30 may cause complications. Delaying surgery can lengthen your recovery time. A wisdom tooth tends to wear out its welcome when most patients are between 17 and 25.
Virtually any type of surgical procedure poses somewhat of a risk. While uncommon, having your third molars taken out could potentially result in:
If you feel like you’re experiencing any of these conditions, call us immediately! Nothing is more important than your health!
You can rest easy knowing you’re in capable hands at Smiles by Hanna. We take every precaution to minimize risks and protect your health. Dr. Mansoor’s high level of skill and top-notch equipment make our office a dental rejuvenation den.
Address this situation before it gets out of hand. Related complications include:
No mouth is exactly the same. Most people get wisdom teeth by the time they reach their mid-20s. A select few never get a set of third molars. And 94-year-old Robert Gray set the record in 2017 for the world’s oldest person who had a wisdom tooth erupt.
Many dental professionals will agree that an impacted wisdom tooth can be tough to remove. Third molars are located about as far back as possible, so they’re difficult to access. Any of these teeth that come in at odd angles, have a curve and/or include abnormally shaped roots can be especially difficult to extract.
An oral surgeon or specially trained dentist can remove wisdom teeth. There may be instances where a patient is referred to a hospital if specific complications are present.
Most insurance plans cover a portion of removal costs. The percentage the provider pays varies based on your particular plan and the exact procedure you’ll be having done. Get specific policy information by contacting your insurance company directly.
No! If you only need a simple extraction, then a local anesthetic may be used. You remain aware and awake during the procedure. You’ll be able to hear and see everything. You may feel pressure as work is done but it shouldn’t hurt at all.