Wisdom teeth are the 18-year molars, or third molars, erupting normally at the age of wisdom. in the majority of cases, the third molars do not have sufficient space in the mouth. For this reason, wisdom teeth are usually removed to either prevent problems. Or to treat existing problems. Like intermittent episodes of inflammation, decay, or the inability to maintain adjacent teeth. Wisdom teeth are most predictably removed prior to the age of 20. But prophylactic removal of these teeth is reasonable prior to the age of 30.
There are many potential complications with the removal of wisdom teeth. Most complications are very rare. The most common complications include soreness and bleeding. also a condition commonly referred to as dry-socket. Dry socket is a condition where the blood clot is lost prematurely 3-5 days after an extraction resulting in painful, exposed bone. There is an office treatment, which can alleviate the pain immediately and easily. The more serious complications, are nerve problems resulting in altered sensation or numbness. These potential problems are discussed in detail prior to proceeding with the treatment.
What is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon?
Simply put, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon is a dental surgeon. They specialize in treating conditions, defects, injuries and esthetic issues of the mouth, teeth, jaws and face. Their education and training gives them the unique understanding and deft expertise to assist patients with chronic problems, pain or sudden trauma. At Reno Oral Surgery, you can count on Dr. Daniel Muff and his team to deliver a high level of expertise, professionalism and service.
Reno Oral Surgery
Not every dental procedure requires surgery, but when you need the specialized care of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, you want the best. Dr. Daniel Muff and his staff are dedicated to delivering you the best possible care, whatever procedure you need. Dr. Muff offers a variety of services, beginning with a one-on-one consultation to assess your needs. Some of the services provided by Reno Oral Surgery include:
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have other questions about Reno Oral Surgery or services provided by Dr. Daniel Muff.
For more information about oral and maxillofacial surgeons, visit The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons website.
There are a lot of reasons you may need a tooth removed. Injury, Infection and overcrowding are just some of the reasons you might need tooth extraction from an oral surgeon. Often, a tooth extraction can take place at the oral and maxillofacial surgeon's office. Dr. Daniel Muff will be able recommend and administer the best anesthesia option for you, whether that is general anesthesia, intravenous sedation or a local anesthetic.
What to Expect:
In a tooth extraction or removal, after care is extremely important. The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) has this to say about a post-extraction experience:
Following surgery, you may experience some swelling and mild discomfort, which are part of the normal healing process. Cold compresses may help decrease the swelling, and medication prescribed by your Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon can help manage the discomfort. You may be instructed to modify your diet following surgery and later progress to more normal foods.
Contact us to schedule a consultation and discover your tooth extraction options.