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Minor Oral Surgery

What are the symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth?

Symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth typically included pain and swelling of the gum line and lower face. If left untreated infection is possible, only intensifying the pain. Skipping trips to the dentist may lead to impacted wisdom teeth and problems like infection.


Does everyone need their wisdom teeth removed?

Not every person needs to have their wisdom teeth removed. In fact, some people never develop wisdom teeth. Your dentist will be the best judge of what is right for you based on your regular examinations and dental X-rays.


How long is the recovery after wisdom teeth removal?

The recovery time after wisdom teeth extraction will vary from patient to patient. Generally speaking, it takes anywhere from a few days to one week for initial pain and swelling to subside. From there, the gums should be fully healed in about one month.This will include tips for dealing with swelling and medications to alleviate any pain and discomfort.


What is a tooth extraction?

A tooth extraction means having a tooth removed and is done for a variety of reasons. The decision to extract a tooth is typically made after disease is discovered, a tooth suffers a traumatic injury, or crowding in the mouth exists.

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