Can A Regular Dentist Remove An Impacted Wisdom Tooth?

Dr.

Williams: Yes a general dentist is able to remove your wisdom teeth.

The difference between a general dentist and an oral surgeon is the oral surgeon is trained to remove the wisdom teeth using IV sedation.

What kind of dentist removes wisdom teeth?

An oral and maxillofacial surgeon or your dentist can remove (extract) a wisdom tooth. The procedure often can be done in the dentist’s or surgeon’s office. You may have the surgery in the hospital, especially if you are having all your wisdom teeth pulled at one time or if you are at high risk for complications.

How long does it take to remove an impacted wisdom tooth?

Back to topHow long does it take to remove a wisdom tooth? This is a variable. Some wisdom teeth may take only a few minutes to remove. More difficult wisdom teeth that need to be cut into pieces to remove can take around 20 minutes to extract.

What happens if you never get your wisdom teeth pulled out?

However, if your mouth doesn’t have adequate room and you do not have your wisdom teeth removed, it can lead to overcrowding, crooked teeth, or even an impaction. Having impacted wisdom teeth essentially means that the teeth are stuck in your bone below the gum line.

How do you remove an impacted tooth?

To remove the impacted tooth: An incision is made in your gums so the infected teeth and jawbone can be reached. Once the teeth are extracted, you may need stitches to close the incision. The socket where your teeth were located will be packed with gauze to control bleeding and promote healing.

Why do dentists insist on removing wisdom teeth?

According to the American Dental Association, wisdom teeth removal may be necessary if you experience changes in the area of those teeth, such as: Pain. Repeated infection of soft tissue behind the lower last tooth. Fluid-filled sacs (cysts)

Is wisdom teeth removal covered by medical or dental?

Your medical insurance plan may pay for a portion of your wisdom teeth removal. Many will pay for the surgical extraction of erupted, soft tissue impacted, and bone-impacted teeth. Wisdom teeth that are not impacted are rarely included and require a dental plan. Many young adults need this procedure.

Are impacted wisdom teeth harder to remove?

Are wisdom teeth difficult to take out? It all depends on the position and the shape of the roots. Your dentist will tell you how easy or difficult each tooth will be to remove after looking at the x-rays. Upper wisdom teeth are often easier to remove than lower ones, which are more likely to be impacted.

Can I leave my impacted wisdom teeth in?

Some impacted wisdom teeth don’t require removal, but symptomatic cases usually need surgical extraction by a dentist or an oral surgeon in an outpatient setting.

Is it easier to remove wisdom teeth that are erupted?

The relative ease at which your dentist or oral surgeon can extract your wisdom teeth depends on their position and stage of development. A wisdom tooth that is fully erupted through the gum can be extracted as easily as any other tooth.

Is wisdom tooth removal painful?

You shouldn’t feel any pain as your wisdom teeth are removed because the area will be numb. However, if you do feel pain during the procedure, tell your dentist or oral surgeon so they can give you more anaesthetic. How long it takes to remove the tooth will vary.

How much does wisdom teeth removal cost?

For many people, the root of the issue of wisdom tooth removal can come down to money. According to Costhelper.com, a simple wisdom tooth extraction using local anesthetic costs $75 to $200, or $300 to $800 for all four. By comparison, removing an impacted tooth, a more involved procedure, can cost $225 to $600.

How late can wisdom teeth come in?

Wisdom teeth (third molars) become impacted because they don’t have enough room to come in (erupt) or develop normally. Wisdom teeth usually emerge sometime between the ages of 17 and 25.