Relieving The Pain Of Wisdom Teeth

Woman With Braces In Pain

Pain in your face and jaw is an important issue to discuss with your dentist when you attend routine checkups. What you can discover is that the discomfort is not related to tooth decay, but that it is caused by molars that have not yet erupted. As they appear in your mouth, your wisdom teeth can press against adjacent neighbors and damage your enamel or cause crowding. They may even become impacted and potentially cause a variety of oral health issues. At your Cerritos, CA dental practice, we can perform a timely extraction to effectively relieve pain and prevent any further complications from the emergence of your wisdom teeth. We provide guidance through the surgery and during recovery to return your mouth to a comfortable state.

Tracking The Movement Of Teeth That Cause Pain

Wisdom teeth are usually the last set of molars to appear in your mouth after your other adult teeth. They typically arrive in your latter teen years or early adulthood. Certain people receive them with no pain, but for others, they cause significant issue. There may be too little space for the new molars to fit in your jaw. Consequently, they press up against their neighbors and cause painful crowding. They crack your enamel and can shift your healthy dental alignment. Attending regular checkups helps us track the movement of these teeth and determine when it is time to perform an extraction. We use imaging techniques that allow us to view your third molars before they emerge above your gumline. We can see if they are in danger of becoming impacted or growing in at wrong angles. Impacted teeth can cause serious pain and lead to infection, so make sure that you attend dental checkups as instructed.

Performing A Wisdom Teeth Extraction

After conducting a careful examination, we can see how far your wisdom teeth are moving, which tells us when it is time to perform an extraction. We will schedule a date to do the work required to remove these teeth without harming their neighbors. We will use appropriate sedation options to help you remain calm and relaxed throughout the procedure. We will give instructions to aid in your recovery at home over the following period. To ensure that your mouth heals appropriately, you will consume only soft foods and drinks for the first few days. You will also avoid any behaviors that dislodge blood clots from your empty sockets such as using straws or smoking.

Talk To Your Cerritos, CA Dentist About Performing An Extraction

The arrival of your wisdom teeth can cause pain and damage the look of your smile. Removing them in a prompt manner can prevent future complications to your oral health as well! For more information on how we can address this issue and schedule a removal, call our Cerritos, CA dentist’s office at (562)584-4082!