Wisdom teeth are not usually a good thing. For most people, they have to be removed because they cause a whole host of problems. They can be surgically rem…
Oral surgery is a specialized area in the field dentistry, which is performed worldwide by trained professionals. Oral surgeries work by performing surgical treatments for defects and injuries which can be found with both functional and aesthetic aspects that involve the following: Soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity, the head, the gums, teeth, neck, and jaw. Oral surgery performs the following, but not limited to: Dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, corrective jaw surgery, and oral pathology.
Oral surgery is typically quite expensive and can set people back on their finances greatly. Typically, receiving oral surgery costs are greatest than one thousand dollars, sometimes even over two thousand, depending on the type of surgery you are receiving. For someone who does not have dental insurance, then these prices may seem extremely high. Some people may even decide not to get the surgery they desperately need because they simply cannot afford it. Finding an affordable oral surgeon is possible, however; it just comes with a lot of work. Research with different companies and searching online for cheaper surgeons is always an option. A lot of companies will also offer payment plans for those who cannot pay upfront, but would be able to make small payments each month. This is a common route and one can usually pay off their debt within a year.
A common term you will here from an oral surgeon is wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth, or the fourth third molars, typically arrive during ones life between the ages of 17 and 25, but could be sooner or later. Most adults will have four wisdom teeth come in, but in rare cases one may have fewer (hypodontia) or more (supernumerary teeth). When wisdom teeth begin to grow in, they will usually have a negative impact on the existing teeth. Wisdom teeth can cause impaction in the mouth, which is more commonly referred to as “coming in sideways”. This can be quite painful and will move your existing teeth, creating a problem that will need to be fixed by braces or tooth removal. Upon hearing that one has impacted wisdom teeth, extraction will usually follow.
Extraction, in common terms, is wisdom teeth removal. Extractions are typically done in your dentist’s or oral surgeon’s office, but some people will have them pulled in hospitals if they are a high risk patient or are having all four wisdom teeth removed at once, as this is much more technical. Surgery usually begins with a local anesthetic to numb the area that will be worked on. In some cases, general anesthetic will be used, for example in a person who is having all wisdom teeth removed at once. Once the surgery is performed and the teeth are removed, your surgeons will most likely place stitches in the area. Usually, recovery only takes a few days. Make sure you are taking the painkillers prescribed by your surgeon to help with the pain you will feel.