28410 Bonita Crossings Blvd. #250 Bonita Springs
50 Westminster St N, #101 Lehigh Acres
Wisdom About Your Wisdom Teeth
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TD Dental Group has helped many patients with wisdom teeth and the related dental challenges that wisdom teeth can cause when left untreated. Our team wants to make sure you are informed and comfortable asking questions about your oral health. If you have questions about your wisdom teeth, we hope this article can answer some of those questions. For additional questions or to receive quality treatment and service, call and schedule your appointment today.

What Are Impacted Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the molars at the very rear of your mouth. Most people have four wisdom teeth at the back of the mouth. Two on the top, and two on the bottom. The teeth usually appear between the ages of 16 and 25. Wisdom teeth become impacted because they do not have enough room to develop normally. An impacted wisdom tooth may partially emerge so that some of the teeth are visible or be fully trapped inside the gums. Whether partially or fully impacted, wisdom teeth usually have to be removed because they create problems with teeth function, alignment, and other oral health issues.

When Should You See A Dentist?

If an impacted wisdom tooth becomes infected, damages other teeth, or causes other dental problems, you may the following symptoms:
  1. - - Red or swollen gums
  2. - Tender or bleeding gums
  3. - Jaw pain
  4. - Swelling around the jaw
  5. - Bad breath
  6. - An unpleasant taste in your mouth
  7. - Difficulty opening your mouth
When this happens you should visit your doctor to avoid further complications.

Why Should You Receive Treatment For An Impacted Tooth?

Trapped wisdom teeth can cause several problems in the mouth including the following:
● Damage to other teeth
● Cysts
● Decay
● Gum disease
● Disturbance of the natural tooth alignment or orthodontic treatment
● Damage to the jawbone
You can not prevent impacted teeth from happening but making regular dental appointments for cleaning and checkups allows your dentist to monitor the growth and emergence of your wisdom teeth.

What Treatment Options Are Available For Impacted Wisdom Teeth?

At TD Dental Group in Bonita Springs, FL, our dentists recommend surgically removing or extracting trapped wisdom teeth when they are causing pain or other oral health issues. The thought of having a tooth removed may be overwhelming, but delaying care can lead to serious and permanent problems. Our team will ensure that your wisdom teeth removal treatment is as painless and comfortable as possible. Extraction is usually an outpatient procedure, so you will go home the same day with certain post-treatment guidelines.

What Should You Expect During the Extraction Process?

 The extraction process includes:

  1. Anesthesia.  Local anesthesia numbs your mouth, sedation anesthesia depresses your consciousness, or general anesthesia, which makes you lose consciousness to ensure the process is pain-free. Everyone responds differently to anesthesia and you can speak to our doctors about any concerns you may have.
  2. Tooth removal. During an extraction, our dentist makes an incision in your gums and removes any bone that blocks access to the impacted tooth root. After removing the tooth, the dentist closes the wound with stitches and packs the empty space with gauze.
  3. Observation. Once the procedure is over your observation process begins. The period of observation varies on what type of anesthesia or sedation you used and your body’s response to it.
  4. Healing at home. Once at home, your full recovery is our priority. Most people feel little to no pain after surgery and any discomfort is usually managed by over-the-counter pain medication. Mild swelling and discomfort are normal, but if you experience severe pain or are having trouble sleeping, contact us immediately. It can take a few weeks for the gums to completely heal. We will give you a list of recovery aids that can help you support your healing process.

Would You Benefit From Having Your Trapped Wisdom Teeth Removed?

If notice teeth or jaw alignment issues, feel dental pain, or notice other dental health issues you may be a good candidate for a tooth extraction. Dr. Broche or Dr. Vazquez will carefully evaluate your smile, including the positioning of your teeth and wisdom teeth, to determine whether your smile would benefit from wisdom teeth removal. To make an appointment with our doctors call (239) 317-8333.

Hours of Operations

Mon : 10am - 6pm
Tue : 9am - 5pm
Wed : 9am - 5pm
Thu : 9am - 5pm
Fri : 9am - 5pm
Sat : by appointment
Sun : Closed

Contact Information

28410 Bonita Crossings Blvd. #250
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
50 Westmister St N #101
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
(239) 317.8333


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Jose Vazquez, DMD