Is it time for you or your child’s wisdom teeth removal surgery? Our dentist at Orange Grove Dental offers wisdom teeth removal near you. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call our dentist in New Port Richey. Dr. Srividya Vulugundam would be happy to help.

What Is Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Wisdom teeth removal is a procedure to remove one or multiple teeth. The wisdom teeth are located at the back corners of the mouth. There are four permanent wisdom teeth.

Why Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Necessary?

Wisdom teeth, also known as the third molars, are the final teeth to come in. Most people get their wisdom teeth when they are 15 to 17 years old. There isn’t always space for the wisdom teeth to grow in as they should.

Often, wisdom teeth become impacted and cause pain, tooth decay, damage to other teeth, and more. Wisdom teeth removal can help to prevent many complications.

Our dentist near you offers wisdom teeth removal.

What to Expect During and After the Procedure

During the procedure, you will be given anesthesia. Our dentist near you will determine the best type of anesthesia for your needs to ensure you stay comfortable. You may be given local, sedation, or general anesthesia.

The procedure includes the following steps:

  • Our dentist will make an incision in the gum tissue.
  • Our dentist will remove the bone to access the tooth root.
  • The tooth may be removed in sections or as a whole.
  • The site is cleaned, and the wound is closed.
  • Gauze is placed over the site to minimize bleeding.

After the procedure, you will be given recovery instructions. You will need to keep the area clean and limit your activity. You may use ice packs to reduce swelling and take pain medication as needed. Following the surgery, you will need to eat soft foods and avoid sugary and hot drinks.

Be sure to follow any guidelines given to you by our dentist. For more information about wisdom teeth removal near you, call Orange Grove Dental today.

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