Do you live in Lakeway, Texas and need to have your wisdom teeth removed?
Wisdom tooth removal is an ordinary procedure that millions of Americans undergo each year. Wisdom teeth are the final adult teeth to come in. The teeth come in as a set of four: two teeth on the top and two teeth on the bottom. There are many complications that can occur if these teeth are not removed before they begin coming in. If the teeth do break the gum surface, before removal, the adult will experience pain and there is a high risk of infection. Other teeth can also become damaged, or begin shifting if the teeth start coming in or can cause many other dental issues. The solution to these problems is to remove the teeth either before or after impact.
When Should Wisdom Teeth Be Extracted?
Early removal is encouraged when it comes to wisdom teeth because surgical complications can arise if the teeth impact gum surface. Due to the risk of infection and potential issues during the procedure, surgeons encourage adults to have wisdom teeth extracted prior to them breaking the surface. If wisdom teeth do impact gum surface, the surgery can be more difficult for oral surgeons to perform. The longer an adult waits, the recovery time it will take them to heal and the risk of procedure complication increase significantly. Typically the recommended recovery time for the procedure is two to three days of rest, avoiding any activity that could be strenuous. The few days of resting are also accompanied by a diet of soft foods for three to seven days. Recovery time could increase by several days if the adult waits too long to have their wisdom teeth removed.
Austin Oral Surgery: Surgeons You Can Trust
Austin Oral Surgery has been serving the Austin, Texas area for 45 years. There are ten Austin Oral Surgery locations around the city of Austin. There are also currently twelve experienced doctors on staff. Many of these doctors are thoroughly trained in wisdom teeth removal. Oral health care is their top priority and their team is dedicated to providing a warm, family environment for patients.
Contact Austin Oral Surgery Today
The staff at Austin Oral Surgery can answer any questions about the wisdom tooth removal procedure. Make an appointment or consultation with them here today, or they can be reached at 512-402-6677