Safe and Gentle Wisdom Teeth Removal Services at JSP Dental

Not everyone has wisdom teeth, but those who develop them may experience pain, oral infections, and other problems. When you have problematic wisdom teeth, JSP Dental inTrenton, Michigan, offers wisdom teeth extraction services to restore oral health. 

Dentist examining female patient teeth

Wisdom teeth explained

Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, are the last set of teeth located at the back of the mouth. Typically, people have four wisdom teeth, two on the upper and two on the lower jaw. These latecomers are called “wisdom teeth” because they usually emerge during age 17-25, often associated with increased wisdom and maturity.

Do wisdom teeth always need removal? 

Wisdom teeth don’t always need to be removed. For some people, they erupt normally and don’t cause problems. However, because wisdom teeth are the last set to grow, there isn’t enough space in the jaw to grow properly.

In such cases, the wisdom tooth may erupt normally and cause overcrowding, which makes it easy for food and bad bacteria to accumulate. In other cases, the wisdom tooth may become trapped (impacted) under the gum line, causing numerous unpleasant symptoms, including:

  • Oral pain
  • Tender and swollen gums
  • Swollen face
  • An unpleasant taste in the mouth
  • Bad breath

What to expect from wisdom teeth removal

Before removing your wisdom teeth, we’ll request some x-ray images to determine their location in the gums. Wisdom teeth removal is often a straightforward outpatient procedure done after administering local anesthetics. 

Removing wisdom teeth depends on whether they are impacted or not. If your tooth is visible above the gum line, we’ll remove it through a simple extraction. After numbing your gums, the dentist will loosen your tooth before pulling it out of its socket.

If your tooth is impacted in the gums, you’ll require surgical extraction. Once we numb your gums, the dentist makes a small incision on the gums and bone to access the trapped tooth. Often, we break the tooth into pieces to minimize trauma to the surrounding tissues when removing it. After removing every fragment, we clean and suture the surgical area to kick-start healing.

Once we remove your wisdom teeth, expect mild bleeding, swelling, and bruising. Fortunately, these discomforts are easy to manage with over-the-counter medication and home remedies. However, if these symptoms don’t subside after a few days, please call us immediately. 

Wisdom teeth removal near me

Have you been told your wisdom tooth needs removal? Please call (734) 676-1333 to schedule an appointment with JSP Dental for safe and effective wisdom removal services.