Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars most people get in their late teens or early twenties. Wisdom teeth can be a valuable asset to the mouth when they’re healthy and properly aligned. However, it’s highly likely that they’ll be misaligned or impacted, causing many problems.
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain, crowding, and infection. They’re also more difficult to keep clean, leading to decay and gum disease. Wisdom teeth removal is the best way to prevent these problems from occurring.
Dr. Yanich has extensive experience in wisdom teeth removal. Yanich Oral Surgery will work with you to ensure that the procedure is as smooth and painless as possible. Contact us today to learn more about wisdom teeth removal or to schedule a consultation! Wisdom teeth removal in Marion, OH, has never been easier!
Dr. Yanich will always thoroughly examine the wisdom teeth and those surrounding them before any procedure. To evaluate the position of your wisdom teeth, he takes panoramic or digital X-rays. This will also help diagnose any current problems and what potential future problems might exist.
Not everyone will require wisdom teeth extraction. But if your wisdom teeth are causing problems or are likely to cause problems in the future, it’s best to have them removed. Here are some indications that you need you a wisdom teeth extraction.
If your wisdom teeth become impacted, it may cause crowding of your other teeth. This usually affects the front teeth, particularly the lower front teeth. Wisdom teeth removal prevents any potential long-term damage to your other teeth, gums, and jaw bone.
The most common clinical issue we see is pericoronitis –– a localized gum infection. If there isn’t enough room for the wisdom tooth to erupt fully, the surrounding gum tissue can become irritated and infected. This results in recurrent pain, swelling, and difficulty chewing and swallowing.
Wisdom teeth can cause problems when they come in, like pushing on other nearby teeth if there isn’t enough room. They can also hurt and be uncomfortable if they don’t grow properly. Not to mention, improper growth increases the chance of infection.
Wisdom teeth removal typically takes about an hour to complete, but this will vary for each patient. Here’s an overview of what you can expect:
After the procedure, Dr. Yanich will provide at-home care instructions to ensure proper healing.
If you have any questions or concerns, our team is always available to help. We want you to feel comfortable and confident with your decision, and we’ll do everything we can to make the process as smooth as possible. Give us a call today to get started!
If you or your child is experiencing problems with your wisdom teeth, have them extracted immediately. The sooner you have the procedure, the fewer complications you’ll likely experience. If you’re from Marion, OH, or nearby areas, request an appointment with Yanich Oral Surgery. Our skilled oral surgery team can extract your wisdom teeth quickly and efficiently, with little to no discomfort.
Schedule a consultation today to get started! We look forward to helping you achieve optimal oral health.