Wisdom teeth are a common concern for many young adults and late teenagers. The pain of wisdom teeth can make anybody uncomfortable in their daily life and removing them is often both inconvenient and costly. For teens and young adults experiencing complications from third molars now is the time to consider wisdom teeth removal. This extremely common procedure is an important step toward optimal oral health, and there is no better place for residents of the Baltimore area to receive wisdom tooth removal services than The Maryland Center for Oral Surgery and Dental Implants.
Baltimore patients choose Maryland Center for Oral Surgery and Dental Implants because they offer the expertise and professional acumen of board certified oral surgeons. They use the most advanced equipment available and a fully functional surgical suite to optimize patient care and comfort.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the last set of adult teeth that grow in only at the beginning of adulthood. Most people develop 32 permanent teeth over their lifetime, and typically, the last four teeth to erupt from the gums are the third molars, or “wisdom teeth.” Though these teeth normally emerge anywhere from age 17 to age 21, some patients may experience their wisdom teeth emerging as early as age 11.
Unfortunately, it is common that patients do not have jaws wide enough to accommodate these new teeth. So, these patients require wisdom teeth removal. Without proper care, wisdom teeth can become impacted – embedded in the gum tissue and bone of the mouth.
The Maryland Center recommends wisdom teeth removal for all Baltimore residents reaching adulthood for several reasons:
- As the teeth develop, the roots continue to grow longer, and the jawbone becomes denser. If the jawbone and roots grow too large, it may make the removal process more painful and complicated.
- Patients who wait too long may experience considerable discomfort both before and after tooth removal.
- By age 30, it is very likely that any wisdom teeth that have not been removed will be impacted.
Why Maryland Center for Oral Surgery and Dental Implants?
Oral health issues can cause a number of health issues
- Pain and sensitivity around the impacted teeth
- Infection in and around the gums
- Damage to adjacent teeth
- Cysts around the jawbone
Wisdom teeth removal is more than just a healthy decision. It’s a way of preserving the aesthetics of a smile. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause crowding, affect the alignment of other teeth, and emerge at an incorrect angle from the gums. Extracting them before there’s a problem helps prevent these concerns.
Apart from the health issues, the aesthetics of impacted and misaligned teeth can have serious detriments on patients personal, social, and professional lives. An investment in a good smile is an investment in oneself and one’s career as much as it is a healthy living choice.
Here is a full report by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons that support the value of wisdom teeth removal in mitigating the risk of developing disease.
How Wisdom Teeth Removal Works
Baltimore patients who visit the Maryland Center for Oral Surgery and Dental Implants can expect the following when scheduling a consultation:
The dentist and patient will discuss the specific needs for dental work and will determine a schedule that meets the need of the patient.
The dentist will explain the surgery and any recommendations for preparation and any necessary steps to take during recovery.
The oral surgeons at Maryland Center for Oral Surgery and Dental implants prioritize safety and comfort. Doctors with years of experience in anesthesia techniques monitor the procedure. The facility uses top of the line equipment to bring treatment tailored to the needs of the patient.
After the procedure, patients will be provided with post-operative instructions, as a reminder of the discussion during the consultation. Click here for detailed post-surgical instructions.
Patients should experience a reduction in swelling within 48 hours. If there is any discomfort, patients are encouraged to call back to the facility at any time to discuss the issues. It is vitally important and of paramount concern to the professionals at Maryland Center for Oral Surgery and Dental Implants that patients experience a comfortable and easy recovery.
For patients in the Baltimore area, there is no better place to get wisdom teeth removed than at Maryland Center for Oral Surgery and Dental Implants. With the latest in technology, the finest in staff, and the most complete facility around, the professionals at this facility can ensure the highest quality of care and comfort to everyone. Patients who are in need of wisdom teeth removal are encouraged to call (410) 628-1839 for a consultation today.