Wisdom Teeth Pain in Your Teen Years

dca-blog_article-39_wisdom-teeth-extraction

When you reach the age of 16, your family dentist will probably want to discuss your wisdom teeth. These final four permanent teeth, also called third molars, arrive much later than your others. They are located behind your molars in the very back of your mouth at the top and bottom of your jaw on each side. Some people’s wisdom teeth arrive with no problems and they function the same as other teeth. Unfortunately, many people have impacted wisdom teeth that are unable to emerge from beneath the gum tissue. When this happens, they must be surgically extracted.

Impaction and Wisdom Teeth Pain
Because there isn’t much room left in your mouth for them to grow in, wisdom teeth can become trapped inside your jaw in a variety of positions. Some are easier to remove than others. A few lucky people never develop third molars. If you’re one of them, your family dentist will let you know. When wisdom teeth are impacted, they may cause pain, swelling, and soreness. A simple x-ray can reveal if you have an impacted tooth that needs to be extracted. Getting your wisdom teeth taken out early in life makes the process easier. When you’re older, the roots are better formed, and the bone surrounding your teeth is denser. Older nerve tissues don’t heal as easily either, so the wisdom teeth extraction process for adults can be more painful and complicated.

What to Expect After Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Your wisdom teeth will be extracted by a general dentist or an oral surgeon. The procedure only lasts a few hours, but recovery may take up to two weeks. You can expect some degree of pain and swelling after the surgery, but your family dentist or oral surgeon will provide medication to ease your symptoms. You will probably have to miss a few days of school, and you’ll need to eat a soft diet for a few days while your mouth heals. Most extractions go smoothly, and you’ll be back to your old self soon.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Detroit, call Gentle Dental of Michigan today at (855) 979-3393 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Detroit. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Michigan, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Michigan.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Very happy with the staff and their professionalism
Ennis M.
All of my needs were met! Everyone was extremely polite and friendly. Excellent customer service!
Chanel T.
YOU ARE ALL VERY KIND PEOPLE. YOU RETURN CALLS PROMPTLY AND DID NOT GIVE ME THE RUN AROUND LIKE OTHERS. THANK YOU!!!
Angela S.
You guys are real good. Rozell was professional and really nice. I would send anyone here for a great experience.
Joyce P.
The staff is always professional and gentle
Patrick S.
Been visiting this dentist with my children for two years and always have amazing results, with very friendly service… I don’t doubt that we’ll be coming here for more years to come
Katrina M.
The appointment was on time. The staff was kind and proffessional, the equipment and tools seemed up to date.
San J.
It took me over 20years to get to the dentist. If I would have known Dr. Ascano was out there I would have gone sooner. From the very first visit he took all my fears away and made me feel […]
Sandra M.
I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!! It’s the best to me by far, i recommend everyone to go by and see for yourself!!!! Very kind and highly attentive to any concern dealing with your dental problems and no […]
Tytee M.
Service was excellent , seen in a timely manner and staff were so professional and nice… would definitely recommend to others.
Shaye S.
Great service
Jazmyn C.
Dr Z and my assistant Jakiya were great. They were just as gentle as the name.
Charles S.
Everyone always greets you with a smile! They are very nice and patient. They do their best to always help you in anyway they can.
Monique R.
The staff was so polite and caring, Dr. Carpenter was very one on one with me and explained what was happening in my mouth and his recommendations were understandable and to the point.
Kathleen M.
The reason is, they are hands down the best dentist office I have ever been to. They Go above and beyond for your needs. They are not pushy, they will work with you on anything. Im thankful to have […]
Michael R.
Everyone was friendly and nice!
Sean E.
Debbie is very thorough.
Rita F.
Everyone was very friendly and welcoming!
Ronda M.
The staff are great. Very thorough with what i had going on. Definitely would recommend Gentle Dental to anyone that needs a good dentist. THANK YOU!!
Adam E.
I took my very nervous 6 year old here and they were amazing with her. They helped her see that going to the dentist is not that bad. The second time she went there she was still nervous and crying, […]
Stephanie K.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here