The average adolescent has four wisdom teeth residing deep within the gums in the back of their mouth. In the middle to late teenage years, these third molars attempt to erupt from the gums. Unfortunately, most people lack sufficient space.
This can cause significant pain and pressure in the underlying gums as well as a related ache in the muscles surrounding the temporomandibular joints. If you or your child are experiencing any of these symptoms call for professional diagnosis from a orthodontist like Dr. Galati and the staff at Galati Orthodontics.
In many of these cases he can remove the wisdom teeth in a single outpatient appointment. However, if one or more of the wisdom teeth have become impacted in the gums, he might recommend surgical extraction with sedation.
After the wisdom teeth have been removed he will likely provide you with a prescription for anti-inflammatory or other pain medication. They will need to be taken as directed to help your gums to heal quickly while also managing any lingering discomfort.
Dr. Galati and his staff will provide you with any additional aftercare instructions.
If you live in the Scottsdale, Arizona, area and you or your child has been experiencing wisdom tooth discomfort, you should call 480-656-7801 to set up a consultation appointment at Galati Orthodontics.