Why Do Wisdom Teeth Cause Pain

Wisdom teeth are actually a third set of molars that usually break through the gum line when people are in their late teens or early twenties. In many cases, this event causes no problems or pain. For some wisdom teeth can be impacted in the jaw, only partially break through, or come through crooked or decayed. The result is pain, swelling, damage to surrounding teeth, and the misalignment of the bite.

Removal

Oral surgery is required for wisdom tooth removal. Traditionally this has been done in the hospital under general anesthetic. That process requires a lot of time, money, and recovery. It also increases risks to the patient.

Many orthodontists and periodontists can remove wisdom teeth in the office using IV sedation therapy. The patient is relaxed and will remember very little of the surgery, but is awake and able to answer questions. A state-of-the-art office with cutting edge technology can drastically reduce the costs, pain, and anxiety associated with oral surgery. An expert Board certified periodontist and professor at UCLA School of Dentistry, Dr. Alexandre Aalam, offers this, and many other procedures, right in the office.

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Dental Implants

Another procedure that can be completed in the office is the placement of dental implants into the jaw bone. This consists of an artificial root that secures the replacement for one missing tooth, several missing teeth, a dental bridge, or full sets of dentures. One missing tooth, not replaced, can cause a multitude of other problems. Bacteria will collect in the space and infect the gum, other teeth will shift, making chewing and speaking difficult.

There are several benefits to implants over removable bridges and dentures. The first is that implants secure prosthesis permanently in place. Bridges or dentures never have to be taken out of the mouth. That eliminates the need for adhesives, soaking teeth in a glass at night, and embarrassing slipping. Bone loss is minimized, teeth look and feel more natural, and are easier to keep clean. Pain from particles getting trapped between the palate and bridge or denture plate ill become a thing of the past.

Costs

Implants are an investment, but the cost is offset by saving money on denture cream, cleaners, special brushes, and sanitary containers. Money will not have to be spent every two to three years to have dentures re-aligned to accommodate bone loss. The investment is well worth the benefits. Along with permanent teeth, people have more confidence, speak better, and have a bright smile. Go to the website for more information and discover how affordable implants are and details on the procedure.

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