Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Dr. John Won, Brier Creek specializes in Wisdom Teeth extraction. Wisdom teeth are your third set of molars in the back of the mouth that usually come in during your late teens or early twenties. They may come in just fine without causing any issues, but sometimes they can lead to problems and need to be removed. Here are some situations in which wisdom teeth may need to be removed:
- They’re impacted, which means that they’re trapped in your gums or jawbone and won’t come in. This can cause pain.
- They’re come in at an angle causing deep gum pockets and gum recession around the second molars, which can put these more critical molars at risk of decay or tooth loss.
- There isn’t enough space for them to come in, and their eruption will cause crowding or poor bite alignment.
Dr. Won and his team in Brier Creek are experts at gentle extractions and will make you feel comfortable before, during and after your procedure. Dr. Won and his team attempt to make every patient feel at ease and that they are being taken care of. Dr. Won ensures that every patient understands their procedure and he answers any and all questions a patient might have.
In most cases, the recovery period following wisdom teeth removal is only a couple of days. Dr. Won and team in Brier Creek provides detailed and personalized care instructions the following procedure. Some tips to speed your recovery include:
- While mouth is numb, be careful to not bite inside of your cheek or lip.
- Do not lie flat, this may prolong bleeding. Prop up your head with pillows.
- Relax the following surgery. Physical activity can increase bleeding.
- Eat soft foods, such as gelatin, pudding, or a thin soup. Gradually add solid foods to your diet as healing progress.
- Do not use a straw for the first few days. Sucking on a straw can loosen the blood clot and delay healing.
For more information on Dr. Won’s wisdom teeth extraction, please contact the office for an immediate appointment.