Wisdom Teeth Removal in Jacksonville, FL

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Not every tooth is necessary, which is the case for some people’s wisdom teeth. They often don’t come out like they should, pushing your other teeth and altering the shape of your smile. Our staff uses cutting-edge technology to extract problematic wisdom teeth, improving your oral health and getting rid of the pain for good.

Do All Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed?

Wisdom teeth are at the back of your mouth, and they are molars that we used for chewing hard foods many generations ago. These four teeth erupt when you’re 17 to 25 years of age – because they are the last set of teeth to erupt, they were given the colloquial name “wisdom teeth.” If your wisdom teeth come out aligned and don’t push neighboring tissue, we won’t need to remove them. However, a tooth extraction is needed if:

Is Wisdom Tooth Removal Painful?

You might feel discomfort as your wisdom teeth erupt, but you won’t be in pain when we pull them out because we’ll use sedation. Once the procedure is over, the tissue can take up to two weeks to heal. You can speed up the process by taking certain preventative measures like:

  • Eating soft foods
  • Using ice pads to control the swelling
  • Resting well
  • Taking pain medication

Looking for Wisdom Teeth Removal Surgery?

If your wisdom teeth are coming out and you want to know if you need an extraction, contact Southern Smiles today to book an appointment!

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