At the practice of Drs. Rubinstein & Ducoff, the most common reason we perform tooth extractions are due to wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are molars which are located in the very back of your mouth that typically begin to erupt during the late teen, early adulthood years. Unfortunately, wisdom teeth often fail to erupt properly, becoming impacted, causing a range of complications and discomfort.
Patients that are suffering from impacted wisdom teeth tend to experience gum tenderness, swelling, and even pain. Teeth that are partially erupted can be the perfect environment for tooth decay to form, recurring infections to occur and may even result in gum disease. At Drs. Rubinstein & Ducoff we understand that each patient is unique, prior to wisdom tooth removal, we use diagnostic imaging to ensure your wisdom teeth need to be removed and to make sure they are removed properly.
At the dental practice of Drs. Rubinstein & Ducoff, we recommend removing wisdom teeth during the late teen, early adulthood years during the time the roots to wisdom teeth are not as secure. Removing wisdom teeth early can make the process easier along with making recovery quicker and easier due to the fact bone hasn’t fully formed, and the teeth are less dense.
During your wisdom tooth extraction in Providence, your dentist will use local anesthetic and medication to ensure the area is numb and pain-free. Depending upon how teeth are positioned, the bone may need to be removed, and teeth may need to be sectioned in order to properly remove the wisdom teeth.
Healing time varies depending upon various factors. Your dentist will give you any post-operative instructions to ensure your recovery is quick and easy.
Wondering if your wisdom teeth may need to be removed? Feel free to contact Drs. Rubinstein & Ducoff today to schedule a consultation for wisdom tooth removal. We are always accepting new patients at our dental clinic and would be more than happy to get you on our schedule to determine if wisdom tooth removal is the right option for you and your smile.