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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Dr. Seddon regularly removes wisdom teeth of all levels of difficulty. Based on extensive pre-operative and post-operative instructions, medication coverage, IV sedation, use of special blood proteins for healing (PRF), sterile surgical protocol, and effective surgical skills; patients often feel surprisingly good within the next day or so. Of course, with any surgery, one can expect some mild discomfort and swelling within the first day, but we do our best to minimize this.

Wisdom teeth removal happens hundreds of times each day with people suffering from impacted wisdom teeth.

What are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that will erupt in the lower and upper jaw.

When do Wisdom Teeth Come in?

Although most people get their wisdom teeth between 18 and 24, it can occur earlier or later.

Does Everyone Have Wisdom Teeth?

You would think that everyone is born with wisdom teeth, but in truth some people have two, three or all four wisdom teeth while other don’t have any.

What is an Impacted Wisdom Tooth?

If the mouth cannot accommodate the wisdom tooth and there is not enough room, that wisdom tooth may never erupt. Wisdom teeth pain can occur, which may require wisdom tooth extraction. Impacted wisdom teeth are not only painful, but can also can problems for the rest of the teeth.

Symptoms of Wisdom Teeth and Signs of Wisdom Teeth are Coming Out

Bleeding or tender gums
Swollen or red gums
Wisdom teeth pain
Jaw pain
Bad breath
Jaw swelling
Bad taste in mouth

If you are suffering from wisdom teeth pain removing wisdom teeth may be the only answer. If you leave your teeth as they are, your other teeth will become overcrowded. Not only will this cause problems with everyday oral functions, it can also cause tooth decay and gum disease.

The only way to know if you need wisdom teeth surgery is to schedule an appointment with Ocean Front Dental. Dr. Nick Seddon can examine your teeth to determine what needs to be done and if it is necessary to remove wisdom teeth or not.

Is it Painful to Get Wisdom Teeth Removed?

The wisdom teeth removal procedure will cause some discomfort and pain that can usually be alleviated with over the counter pain medications. If necessary, Dr. Seddon may issue a prescription medication for pain.

The Wisdom Teeth Extraction Procedure

Your dentist or an oral surgeon can extract wisdom teeth at either the surgeons or the dentists practice. You may also have the procedure in the hospital, which may be something to consider if you are older or if you having all four removed at the same time. If you are in the high-risk category for complications, ask Dr. Seddon if a hospital stay is necessary.

Before wisdom tooth surgery, Ocean Front Dental will numb the area with a local anesthetic. Dr. Seddon may decide to use a local anesthetic, which puts you to sleep during the procedure, if the tooth or teeth are severely impacted or if all four are being pulled at the same time.

During your wisdom teeth removal surgery, the gum tissue will be opened up over the tooth to remove any bone that may be covering the tooth. Once the connecting tissue has been separated, the wisdom tooth or teeth will be removed. After the wisdom teeth surgery, removable or dissolvable stitches may be needed to heal the sockets.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Recovery Time

You will feel some pain and discomfort after the procedure, which should subside about a week or so after your wisdom teeth removal procedure. If symptoms persist call Ocean Front Dental immediately.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost

Wisdom teeth surgery will cost between $150.00 and $250.00 per tooth for a normal extraction while impacted wisdom teeth will cost between $$350.00 and $550.00 per tooth depending on the level of the impacted wisdom tooth.

For more information, regarding wisdom tooth removal, call or schedule an appointment with Ocean Front Dental today.

Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleep related breathing disorder that all of us at Oceanfront dental feel very strongly about, as it can create or worsen heart attacks and Type 2 diabetes . The word apnea means ‘no breathing’, and sleep apnea refers to pauses in breathing that occur during sleep. On average, these pauses last for 10 to 30 seconds, until the brain reacts to overcome the problem. This is usually when your sleeping partner will hear you gasping or choking for air. Often patients will not know that they have sleep apnea unless they are tested for it, or have been woken up from their partner.

With each episode of apnea, blood oxygen levels are reduced (hypoxia), and sleep is disturbed as the sleeper must wake briefly to resume breathing. However, the sleeper typically does not become fully awake, and usually has no recollection of the awakening. This cycle happens repeatedly throughout the night, interfering with the normal sleep pattern that one needs to feel rested and refreshed in the morning.

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