Wisdom Teeth Removal Augusta GA
Wisdom Tooth Services in Augusta
By the age of 18, the average adult has 32 teeth; 16 teeth on the top and 16 teeth on the bottom. Each tooth in the mouth has a specific name and function. The teeth in the front of the mouth (incisors, canine, and bicuspid teeth) are ideal for grasping and biting food into smaller pieces. The back teeth (molar teeth) are used to grind food up into a consistency suitable for swallowing.
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Find Relief From Your Wisdom Teeth Problems
The average mouth is made to hold only 28 teeth. It can be painful when 32 teeth try to fit in a mouth that holds only 28 teeth. These four other teeth are your third molars, also known as “wisdom teeth.”
Wisdom Teeth Oral Examination Augusta
With an oral examination and x-rays of the mouth, Dr. D’Arco can evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth and predict if there are present or may be future problems. Studies have shown that early evaluation and treatment result in a superior outcome for the patient. Patients are generally first evaluated in the mid-teenage years by their dentist, orthodontist or by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
All outpatient surgery is performed under appropriate anesthesia to maximize patient comfort. Dr. D’Arco has the training, license and experience to provide various types of anesthesia for patients to select the best alternative.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Augusta
In most cases, the removal of wisdom teeth is performed under local anesthesia, laughing gas (nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia) or general anesthesia. These options, as well as the surgical risks (i.e., sensory nerve damage, sinus complications), will be discussed with you before the procedure is performed. Once the teeth are removed, the gum is sutured. To help control bleeding, bite down on the gauze placed in your mouth. You will rest under our supervision in the office until you are ready to be taken home. Upon discharge, your postoperative kit will include postoperative instructions, a prescription for pain medication, antibiotics, and a follow-up appointment in one week for suture removal. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at Dr. Samuel C. D’Arco, DDS Phone Number 706-228-3100.
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Our Latest Patient Testimonial
My son had to has his wisdom teeth out very early, Dr. Darco took great care of him. I was at ease and everything went amazing. Staff is very thorough and helpful. The post op call from office, made me realize how much they really care!! 10 gold stars
- Jennifer M