The wisdom teeth usually need to be extracted because most people simply don’t have enough room for them in their mouths. As they try to erupt (usually around the late teens or early twenties), they often become stuck, leading to pain and pressure towards the back of the jaw. At Family Dentistry Rick Redmond, DMD, Dr. Redmond is able to provide safe and effective wisdom tooth extractions right here in Sylacauga so local families can get everything they need without having to leave home.
For a patient who suspects they are having problems due to their wisdom teeth, Dr. Redmond will start by giving them an exam. If he determines that yes, the teeth do need to come out, the procedure will involve the following steps:
After about a week of recovery, a patient’s mouth should be completely healed, and they will be able to resume their normal diet and routine.