Wisdom teeth are unique among all of your teeth. These “third molars” erupt much later than most teeth—generally during the late teens. Because they don’t grow alongside the others, they’re prone to problems. Wisdom teeth can come in crooked and press on neighboring healthy teeth, causing them to become infected. Wisdom teeth sometimes fail to break fully through the gums, or at all. These are considered impacted. When at least partially covered by the gums, or positioned at an odd angle, wisdom teeth are challenging to maintain. Without proper brushing or flossing, wisdom teeth will eventually succumb to infection and decay just like any other tooth.
A board-certified periodontist with extensive training and impeccable credentials, Dr. Rebecca Wagner produces consistent, trouble-free results after third molar removal. She’s the one to trust for removal of wisdom teeth in Chambersburg, PA.
Symptoms of Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Pain in your jaw
Persistent bad breath or foul taste
Blood or pus around your molars
Swollen jaw or cheeks
Difficulty opening your mouth
What’s Involved in Wisdom Teeth Removal
If you or a member of your family need your wisdom teeth extracted, rely on the compassion and skill of Dr. Wagner, your Chambersburg, PA wisdom teeth extraction specialist. With more than three decades of experience, she has successfully removed impacted wisdom teeth from countless patients, enabling them to enjoy a normal, pain-free life once again. More intensive than any other kind of tooth extraction, wisdom teeth removal is actually a surgical procedure that requires her to open the gums. Prior to extraction, she’ll make you comfortable with oral sedation, which produces a pain-free, sleeplike state.
After we complete the removal, Dr. Wagner will provide you with a very important set of instructions about what to eat, which activities to avoid, and how to care for the treatment area during recovery. We recommend that you strictly follow these directions to avoid dry socket, a common complication from improper care that can be extremely painful. Although the recovery period is often longer for wisdom teeth extractions than for other teeth, wisdom teeth do not need to be replaced. That means once you’ve healed your treatment is finished!
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