Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the four final molars that erupt in an adult mouth. Most people typically get them between the age of 18 and 25. Unfortunately, 85 percent of people have to have their wisdom teeth extracted in their lifetime.
At Oral and Facial Surgery Center, we offer wisdom teeth removal in as painless a way as possible.
Why Is Wisdom Tooth Extraction Necessary?
Most people have their wisdom teeth removed because of the following reasons:
Wisdom Teeth Removal Process
The extraction of a wisdom tooth is a surgical process. At Oral and Facial Surgery Center, Dr. Ardoin and Dr. Kennedy will either numb your mouth with a local anesthetic or will recommend sedation.
Since wisdom teeth often get stuck beneath the gumline, we may have to make an incision in your gums and remove some of the bone from the surrounding area to access it. Because of the awkward location, your tooth may also need to be split into pieces so that it can be removed.
Once the tooth has been extracted, we may suture the wound with dissolvable stitches. Some pain and swelling are to be expected after the extraction, which normally goes away after three days. However, if you experience severe pain, prolonged bleeding, or fever, you should contact us immediately for an urgent appointment.
Potential Complications of Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Here are some issues that can happen in some instances, after wisdom tooth extraction:
In some cases, wisdom teeth do not pose any problems and can remain untouched. However, it is best to have them extracted if they show any signs of trouble. Make sure you schedule an appointment with us by calling us at 337-443-2533 for our Lafayette location or 337-381-3663 for our Opelousas location to determine whether it is in your best interest to extract or keep your wisdom teeth.