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Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need To Be Removed?

Often, wisdom teeth do not have enough room to come out normally or they are in the wrong position. Over time poor alignment of wisdom teeth can cause shifting or damage to adjacent teeth. Wisdom teeth are also more prone to infection and tooth decay due to the awkward alignment and the difficulty to keep clean.

Wisdom teeth can also be impacted (enclosed in the jawbone and soft tissue) or partially erupted. In such cases, with time, wisdom teeth are at a higher risk to develop cysts or cause infection in the jaw and may require oral surgery.

When Is The Best Age To Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

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We recommend our patients to have their wisdom teeth evaluated in their mid to late teenage years. With a very simple X-ray you and your dentist will be able to see the positioning of the wisdom teeth and know if this is the recommended treatment for you. When wisdom teeth are diagnosed and removed earlier in their development, complications are reduced because they will be easier to remove.

Tooth Extractions

Does wisdom teeth removal hurt?

Sleeping womanBefore removing your wisdom teeth, a local anesthetic will be applied by the dentist or oral surgeon to numb the area where your teeth will be removed. If several or all of your wisdom teeth will be removed at the same time, intravenous anesthesia may be used. The benefit of using intravenous anesthesia is that it will have a twilight sleep effect that will allow you to go through the procedure comfortably and without pain. Your dentist will probably recommend that you don’t eat or drink after midnight on the night before surgery so that you are prepared for the anesthesia.

What are Complications of wisdom teeth removal?

Complications can include pain and swelling of the gum tissue in the area of the removed tooth, excess bleeding, pain and/or difficulty opening your jaw, damage to nearby teeth, a painful inflammation called dry socket if the protective clot is disturbed too soon during healing. Dry socket is most likely to occur if the patient is a smoker and continues to smoke during the early healing phase.

Complications are unique to each individual but it is important to seek treatment from a skilled Oral surgeon so that complications will be minimal. Instructions will also be provided to you on how to minimize potential complications.

What is Recovery time after wisdom teeth removal?

Recovery time will range depending on the complexity of the extractions. For most cases, recovery time lasts for only a few days: anywhere between 1- 5 days. Complete healing of your gums and extraction site can take up to 3-4 weeks. Instructions will also be provided to you on the day of your treatment on how to care for your teeth and gums in order to insure a smooth recovery period.

Contact our Marietta Wisdom Teeth Removal Office today if you have any other questions or concerns and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

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Our Patient Reviews

Mansouri Family Dental Care & Associates

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 90 reviews

Kevin Hanners

If you are looking for a great dental experience, I would have to suggest Mansouri Family Dental Care. I have been coming here for quite sometime, and I have been incredibly pleased with the kindness and care received from this professional group. Before coming to Mansouri Family Dental, I did not have very positive dental experiences. I like this group because I always feel at ease. I go in knowing that the experience is going to be great.

Simone Teamer

Everyone is great here! This office is beautiful and welcoming. It's conveniently located in cobb county. Also they have free dental day which is great for the community

Magnolia Bellydance

Nicola is great! Super sweet and wonderful at her job. The whole staff is respectful and the building is clean and tidy.

Aschkan Sabaghi

A wise man once said, "There are 3 very important friends in ones life....Dentist, Lawyer, and Mechanic." Mansouri Family Dental care is no exception, they are Crème de la Crème! My mouth had an early start on WW3, but the war was thwarted before any real life havoc could grip its deadly disease on my health! For a very long time I was battling with a Root Canal ed tooth and it was constantly getting infected....at times the infection would creep its way into my lymph nodes where severe infection would occur and my body would become lethargic and continue its endless fight against proliferating bacteria inside my gum line. I was in dire need of help and feeling miserable and helpless. When things could not get any worse....the permanent Crown broke off taking with it the top of the entire tooth only leaving behind the deep embedded roots inside my jaw. There is nothing I have endured more than these roots driving me insane. I was broke, a student, and unsure of how I could resolve the issue. I contacted my wonderful friend Dodd Mansouri whom is the hygienist at the Mansouri offices and he assured me that all was well and that I was in good hands. God bless his heart!!! First, they quickly sprung into Hero action and personally contacted my Private Dental Insurance company to check and make sure that my procedures would be covered, when it came back that I did not have full coverage.....Mansouri office worked alongside me and helped me upgrade my insurance to full coverage...so my shallow pockets wouldn't burn to the ground. That was far too kind of them to chose to help rather than having me fix the issue myself like a chicken with his head cutoff! So the day finally came and I was due to make a grand appearance at the Cumberland High-rise location, and let me tell you....their offices is nothing short of Grand!! I mean I would literally just pay to go up there and look out through their windows with its mesmerizing views of all Atlanta, just WOW! Now to the matter at hand, after Dr.Mansouris' inspection of my warring mouth....he told me that the rotten tooth had also brought about damage to the tooth behind it and to the tooth in front of it. He said that the tooth behind it seemed far too damaged and that the best route of course was to also root canal that tooth as well. However I told him that I wanted to live to be a 100 and that I needed all my teeth and already having lost one was bad enough. I made the suggestion that if it would be possible if he could try and save that tooth instead of Root Canal. Now, even though his suggestion was the right one he did not try to convince me to have it root canal ed but instead he respected my wishes to want to save the tooth and he said that he would try his best and that if in the near future I would have any issues and pain with the tooth...that then we would take his course of action. Surely enough, he was able to save both tooth. (This review is incomplete, for remainder please check Yelp!)

Aneka Battle

From the receptionists to the dentist, everyone is friendly, professional and down to earth!!

Stanley Sequeira

Great experience and they definitely did a good job with my teeth. Amanda was my hygienist and she’s wonderful!

Mansouri Family Dental Care & Associates

4720 Lower Roswell Rd
Marietta, GA 30068

(770) 973-8222