Wisdom Tooth Removal Orlando – Impacted Teeth – Dr. Ronald Trevisani
Orlando Wisdom Tooth Removal – Dr. Ronald Trevisani
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt (i.e., grow into the mouth) and usually develop around ages 17 to 21. For many people, the wisdom teeth come in poorly positioned or unhealthy, and cause problems. If the tooth does not fully erupt, it creates an opening in the mouth that is a breeding ground for bacteria and infection. Part of the tooth may be covered by a flap of gum. An infected wisdom tooth swells and causes discomfort. It’s also a trap for food particles and plaque which can result in the decay of the wisdom tooth and the tooth in front of it.
Dr. Trevisani commonly works with older teens and young adults who need their wisdom teeth evaluated and removed. He is a trained oral surgeon with many years of experience removing wisdom teeth and impacted teeth in a nearly pain-free procedure. Learn more about wisdom teeth and impacted teeth and contact our Orlando oral surgeon’s practice today.
About Wisdom Teeth
Not all wisdom teeth need to be removed; some can grow in normally and with enough space to thrive. However, if there are signs that developing wisdom teeth could cause eventual problems, Dr. Trevisani will likely recommend they be removed while the patient is young. The benefit to doing this is that the roots of the teeth won’t be fully developed yet, and the bone around the teeth will be less dense. It’s also easier for a younger patient to recover from wisdom tooth extraction. Aging can make the recovery process longer.
Wisdom teeth should be removed if they:
• are impacted
• interfere with the bite
• are decayed
• put the patient at risk of periodontal disease
• interfere with an adjacent tooth’s restoration
• interfere with orthodontic appliances
Impacted teeth are wisdom teeth that do not erupt into the mouth and grow properly. They may be blocked by bone or other teeth, or may be tilted underneath the gums. Impacted teeth can cause serious problems, like infection, decay, gum disease, cysts (fluid-filled sacs) and even tumors. Cysts are dangerous because they can cause permanent damage to the bone, teeth and nerves. Impacted wisdom teeth can also go undetected. Most dentists will recommend removing an impacted wisdom tooth before it causes any complications.
One of the most important reasons to visit the dentist regularly — especially during the late teenage and early adult years — is so they can check the progress of the wisdom teeth’s growth. Some people with impacted wisdom teeth do not notice or feel anything. Through diagnostic tools like X-rays, dentists can identify impacted teeth that would otherwise go unnoticed. Some oral health experts even recommend removing the wisdom teeth before they have fully developed; this eliminates the chance of one of these teeth becoming impacted and damaging adjacent molars.
Extracting Wisdom Teeth / Impacted Teeth
As a well-known oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Trevisani has years of experience successfully removing impacted wisdom teeth. During an extraction procedure, he must access the tooth through the soft and hard tissues of the mouth, gently loosen the connective tissue between the tooth and the jawbone and remove the tooth from the mouth. Anesthesia is used to prevent the patient from feeling pain while Dr. Trevisani is extracting the tooth. Some swelling and discomfort is normal after an extraction, and can be controlled with oral pain medication and applying cold compresses to the mouth.
Contact Our Office Today
If you or your child is in pain from a potentially impacted wisdom tooth, Orlando-area oral surgeon Dr. Trevisani should examine it as soon as possible. The tooth may need to be extracted, and early intervention can prevent any spread of infection and persistent pain. Please contact our Orlando-area dental practice to set up an appointment with Dr. Trevisani.