Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth often erupt in the late teens and early 20s. While some people have plenty of space for their properly erupting wisdom teeth, many others do not. The wisdom teeth can crowd other teeth and push them out of alignment. They may not erupt properly, and the resulting impaction can increase the risk of infection, abscess and periodontal disease. Dr. Frame, our Santa Clara wisdom teeth removal expert, may recommend an extraction for these patients.
Dr. Frame, our expert in wisdom teeth removal in Santa Clara, can usually perform a dental extraction in our office. A local anesthetic can be used to numb the tooth and surrounding tissues. If you are having all of your wisdom teeth removed, you may benefit from a general anesthetic instead, which will allow you to sleep through the procedure. A wisdom tooth may be removed using a simple extraction procedure if it has already erupted, but if the tooth has not yet erupted, it may need to be removed using a surgical extraction. The anesthetic should prevent you from feeling any pain or discomfort, but you may feel pressure as the tooth is removed.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Santa Clara
After your tooth has been extracted, Dr. Frame, our Santa Clara wisdom teeth removal expert, may place stitches to protect the extraction site and help it heal. A gauze pad can help stop the bleeding. You may need to keep the gauze in place by biting on it for a few hours after the procedure. Dr. Frame may also prescribe antibiotics or pain medications to promote healing and reduce the risk of complications.
Most people recover from a wisdom tooth extraction in a few days. Dr. Frame, our expert in wisdom teeth removal in Santa Clara, will provide you with specific instructions that can help you keep the area clean and protect your mouth as it heals. Warm salt water rinses can ease inflammation and swelling while soft foods can reduce the stress on the area.
Contact our office today to learn more about extraction or to schedule your appointment with Dr. Frame, our dentist in Santa Clara.
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