When wisdom teeth erupt, they don’t always have to removed, but most of the time that is the case. They tend to grow in crooked, crowd your other teeth, and become impacted. Sometimes they even can damage your nerves, jaw bone, or surrounding teeth. Depend on our oral surgeon in Oak Lawn Illinois to extract those troublesome wisdom teeth, which are also known as third molars, with the utmost of gentle care.
When your wisdom teeth cause you pain or you notice swelling, it is time to come in. An examination will determine the immediate course of action, which may include having you take antibiotics if you have an infection. Before our oral surgeon in Oak Lawn Illinois begins removing the teeth, you will be sufficiently numbed with local anesthesia. It is the goal of our office to ensure that the process is comfortable to the highest degree possible. The gum tissue over the wisdom teeth have to be cut open. Any bone tissue covering the teeth are then taken out and the tissue that connects the teeth to the bone will be separated, giving our oral surgeon in Oak Lawn Illinois the room to perform the extraction. In some situations, the teeth will have to be removed in pieces. You may need stitches afterward. And you will be given gauze to stem any bleeding. Don’t worry, though. Some bleeding is perfectly natural after oral surgery. You will be instructed to take over-the-counter pain relievers to deal with any discomfort. Hold an ice pack over the effected area to manage swelling. You should also eat a soft diet and avoid smoking for the first 24 hours after your wisdom teeth removal.
At the first sign of your wisdom teeth growing in, even if there is no pain, it’s a good idea to be seen by our oral surgeon in Oak Lawn Illinois, so that your circumstances can be evaluated and we can get out ahead of the situation.