If you think you may be experiencing a dental emergency, contact Laurich Dentistry immediately! Sometimes, your dental emergency isn’t a fallen out tooth or severe tooth pain. It’s not uncommon to develop problems with your wisdom teeth that require immediate care. Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that erupt in your late teen years up to your early twenties. Many people want their wisdom teeth removed because of the lack of space and crowding problems that lead to impaction and infection. If you’re experiencing wisdom tooth pain, contact our office to schedule a wisdom teeth consultation with Dr. Matt Laurich & Dr. Dennis Laurich.
Wisdom Teeth Emergencies: Pericoronitis and Infections
You may develop pericoronitis if you have an inflamed partially-erupted wisdom tooth. Usually, inflammation is caused by food debris beneath the gums. Our dentists are wisdom teeth experts and will clean the affected area and treat it with antibiotics. It’s important to get treatment right away, otherwise, your health will be at risk.
Wisdom Teeth Emergencies: Crowding and Impaction
When your wisdom teeth erupt, they will likely cause overcrowding of your teeth, which can have a negative effect on your smile. Overcrowding can also make it harder for you to clean your teeth properly. This will lead to tooth decay and other oral health problems in the future. Some people never experience the eruption of their wisdom teeth, which means that the problem is beneath the gums. If this happens, your wisdom teeth will cause problems to the neighboring teeth.
If you have an impaction or wisdom tooth crowding, contact Laurich Dentistry right away. Dr. Matt Laurich and Dr. Dennis Laurich will evaluate your wisdom teeth and your jaw. Once we’ve evaluated you, we will give you treatment plan options and let you know if an extraction might be the right solution for you.
Wisdom Teeth Emergencies: Complications from Wisdom Tooth Extraction
After a wisdom tooth extraction, blood clots will form in the open sockets the teeth previously occupied. If you follow the post-surgical instructions, most of the time, your gums heal normally. However, a small percentage of wisdom tooth extractions do not heal properly, for example, you could experience dry socket. If you continue to experience pain or other unusual symptoms following your wisdom tooth extraction procedure, please give our dental office a call. We’ll do everything we can to minimize discomfort and help you heal safely and quickly.
Remember, our team is here to support your dental health in every capacity. We are dedicated to providing excellent service before, during, and after dental procedures. Rest assured, your oral health is in good hands.