Removal of Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth. When they align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum, even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone. Impacted teeth can take many positions in the bone as they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to erupt successfully.
These poorly positioned impacted teeth can cause many problems. When they are partially erupted, the opening around the tooth allows bacteria to grow and will eventually cause an infection. The result: swelling, stiffness, pain and illness. The pressure from the erupting wisdom tooth may move other teeth and disrupt the orthodontic or natural alignment of teeth. The most serious problem occurs when tumors or cysts form around the impacted wisdom tooth, resulting in the destruction of the jaw bone and healthy teeth. Removal of the offending impacted tooth or teeth usually resolves these problems. Early removal is recommended to avoid such future problems and to decrease the surgical risk involved with the procedure.
All outpatient surgery is performed under appropriate anesthesia to maximize patient comfort. Dr. Amet has the training, license and experience to provide conscious sedation anesthesia to provide comfortable patient treatment. These services are provided in an environment of optimum safety, utilizing modern monitoring equipment and staff experienced in anesthesia techniques.
- Anesthesia & Surgical Set-Up
- Combination Syndrome
- Combination Syndrome Treatment
- Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery
- Guided Tissue Regeneration
- Impacted Teeth
- Platelet-Rich Plasma
If you are in need of periodontal and oral surgery in Overland Park, Kansas, call 913-492-2233 to schedule an appointment with our prosthodontist, Dr. EDward M. Amet, at Reconstructive and Implant Dental Center.