Understanding Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that typically emerge in the late teens to early twenties. However, these teeth often lack the necessary space to grow properly due to evolutionary changes and dietary habits. As a result, they can become impacted, meaning they don’t fully erupt from the gums. Impacted wisdom teeth can lead to various oral health issues, including pain, infection, bone loss, and damage to adjacent teeth.
Extracting wisdom teeth that are causing problems or have the potential to cause problems is a proactive approach to maintaining oral health. With impacted wisdom teeth, a small incision may be made in the gum tissue to access and extract the teeth.
Enhancing Comfort with IV Sedation
While the benefits of wisdom teeth extraction are clear, many patients experience anxiety and fear about the procedure. To help alleviate this anxiety, Intravenous Sedation (aka; IV Sedation) is often a good consideration. IV sedation is a type of anesthesia that is administered directly into a vein, this form of sedation offers several advantages: