It is important to remove wisdom teeth when there is no room for the teeth to grow.
Redwood City, CA (PRWEB) September 17, 2011
Redwood City Dental announces they are now educating people about the importance of wisdom teeth and how they affect the growth of permanent teeth. Regular dental checkups are important not just for having teeth cleaned but for allowing the dentist to track the progress and condition of adult teeth. After examining the mouth and taking X-rays, dentist can evaluate the condition of wisdom teeth and discuss whether or not they should be removed.
“It is important to remove wisdom teeth when there is no room for the teeth to grow. This may lead to pain, swelling or even impacted teeth. With sedation, we can perform wisdom teeth extraction surgery to save you the pain that these teeth may cause. Ask us what we can do to help alleviate your fears and concerns about this procedure,” said Ihab Hanna of Redwood City Dental.
Because they are so far back in the mouth, wisdom teeth are difficult to keep clean. Redwood City Dental dentists may recommend the early removal of impacted wisdom teeth to prevent potential complications of partially erupting through the gum. This creates an opening where bacteria may enter and cause infection, pain, swelling and jaw stiffness. The impacted wisdom tooth may continue growing without having enough room, which may damage adjacent teeth, and without proper checkups, a cyst or tumor may form on or near the impacted tooth, destroying surrounding bone or tooth roots.
Before surgery, the dentist explains what to expect and gives instructions for the patient to follow. Extractions can be performed under local anesthesia. The dentist can discuss what type of anesthesia and sedation would be available and suitable for each patient. Following the surgery, one may experience some swelling and discomfort, which is part of the normal healing progress. Cold compresses can help decrease the swelling.
To schedule an appointment, call 650-241-4269, or visit http://www.redwoodcitydental.com to view services offered. They are located at 20 Birch St., Redwood City, CA 94062.
About Redwood City Dental
Redwood City Dental staffs certified dentists who are capable of performing any surgery to keep patient’s teeth clean, strong and healthy. They provide treatment using the most scientifically proven methods and are committed to continuing their education and furthering research to constantly change and improve their service to the community.