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Wisdom teeth have been the source of pain for many across the nation. Wisdom teeth are third molars embedded deep within the gums at the back of your mouth. Normally, they attempt to emerge in late adolescence after your permanent molars have replaced your primary teeth. There are many different symptoms, which can include discomfort, pressure, pain, and a general ache in the local muscles.

Most of us have very little area for the teeth to grow in fully. As a result, this can sometimes cause a pre-emergent wisdom tooth to be positioned at an unnatural angle. When this happens, the tooth can become impacted or otherwise trapped deep within the gums. In a situation like this, you might experience significant pain.

Without professional treatment at Midwest Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, an impacted wisdom tooth could eventually threaten the healthy roots of your rear molars. Naturally, this is something we would like to avoid, so your teeth and their roots can remain healthy and strong.

If you suffer from impacted wisdom teeth growing in, Dr. Hueler and Dr. Sandler might recommend oral surgical extraction to remove the affected teeth.

If the extraction required full sedation, you will still feel some lingering effects after the procedure. It’s required to have someone drive you home and lend you a hand while you fully regain your senses.

In addition, after the extraction, it’s best to eat a soft-foods diet until your gums have fully healed. It’s important to stay hydrated throughout the recovery process, yet you should avoid drinking through a straw as the suction could harm a healing incision.

Here at Midwest Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we strive to give your smile the quality care you deserve. If you live in the Savage, Shakopee, and Eden Prairie, MN area and you are contemplating wisdom tooth extraction, you should call 952-226-7940 to schedule a consultation. Our friendly and professional team are always happy to address your questions and concerns.