Your third molars, also called wisdom teeth, are the last teeth to come in. For some people, this happens without any problems. But for others, wisdom teeth can cause a lot of pain and necessitate extraction. Dr. Fathimani is a triple-board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who assesses and specialize in wisdom teeth removal in Lone Tree.
What are Third Molars?
Third molars, also known as wisdom teeth, are the third and final set of molars most people get in their late teens or early twenties. Wisdom teeth usually erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. By the time they come in, the rest of your teeth have usually shifted into place, leaving little room for the wisdom teeth. As such, the onset of wisdom teeth is often accompanied by pain, discomfort, and overcrowding. Sometimes, it’s best to have them removed.
Signs & Symptoms of Impacted Wisdom Teeth:
- Dull, achy pain
- Sharp, throbbing pain
- Swelling in the area of the impacted wisdom tooth
- Persistent bad breath despite brushing regularly
- An unpleasant taste in your mouth
- Difficulty opening your mouth wide
- Jaw pain
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Swollen, red, and tender gums
- Painful swallowing
Wisdom Tooth Extraction: Recovery & Downtime
Most people recover from wisdom tooth extraction within a few days and experience only minor discomfort. It is important to take it easy and not exert yourself too much while healing your mouth. Avoiding hard or crunchy foods, brushing your teeth gently, and using mouthwashes can help speed up the healing process. You should also avoid using a straw, smoking, and drinking alcohol days following your wisdom teeth removal in Lone Tree to ensure the blood clot doesn’t break.
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Dr. Kayvan Fathimani is a triple-board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon known for his stellar outcomes. He listens to his patients, understands their goals, and curates personalized treatment plans to help them recover. He also ensures his patients feel safe and supported throughout the surgical journey. Please schedule a consultation to explore your options for wisdom teeth removal in Lone Tree.