Problems with wisdom teeth, or 3rd molars, are common in people in their late teens and early twenties. When the 3rd molar does not erupt at all or only partially erupts, the patient has what is called an “impacted” wisdom tooth. This condition often leads to pain or pressure on the adjacent teeth and a possible infection. Usually, the best treatment option is wisdom teeth removal.
Patients suffering wisdom teeth pain or patients of age where wisdom teeth may soon cause a problem,can be evaluated at our office using a panoramic x-ray. The x-ray will clearly show the whole tooth (teeth) and allow us to determine the best treatment option for you
No. If the 3rd molar has fully erupted and is in a good position relative to the adjacent teeth then it should be fine. The decision to remove an “impacted” wisdom tooth is made on a case by case basis.
Yes. Both Dr. Weiss and Dr. Turner have advanced training and experience in extractions.
Generally, the recovery time is only a few days. Taking painkillers prescribed by your dentist will help to manage any pain or discomfort. Following the aftercare instructions will also speed your recovery time.
Call us at 410-666-9266 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation for wisdom teeth removal, or to ask for more information.