Do the gums at the back of your mouth always cause you to be in an excessive amount of pain? It is probable that you are dealing with wisdom teeth, and you might want to get them removed because they are not needed for chewing food. Below, discover some helpful information about wisdom teeth that will help you decide if getting them removed is something that you want to do or not.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth develop when there are only fragments of enamel in your gums that never turns into fully grown teeth. There are two ways that wisdom teeth can develop, including when the enamel erupts through the gums and when the enamel never fully erupts. The fragments of enamel can cause a lot of pain when they press against the gums, especially when they are getting ready to grow through. Besides getting wisdom teeth removed because they are causing you a lot of pain, you should also get them removed to protect your oral health. For instance, cleaning small fragments of enamel with a toothbrush can be hard and lead to you developing gum disease from the bacteria in plaque.
What Methods Are Used for Removing Wisdom Teeth?
The method used for wisdom teeth removal will depend on the type that you have. For instance, if the enamel has fully erupted through the gums and the roots are normal, the teeth can be extracted by pulling them out with a dental tool. You will receive local anesthesia before the teeth are extracted. If you have impacted wisdom teeth that have not erupted, you will have to undergo surgery to remove them. You will also need surgery because an impacted wisdom tooth can get trapped within the jawbone. You will be given nitrous oxide, local or general anesthesia during the surgical procedure for removing impacted wisdom teeth.
What Does Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost?
You are looking to spend at least $75 or more each for a dentist to remove wisdom teeth that have fully erupted through the gums. The quoted price also includes being injected with local anesthesia for your comfort during the procedure. Surgically getting your wisdom teeth removed is estimated to cost a minimum of $225 per tooth or more, based on which kind of local anesthesia is being used. General anesthesia or nitrous oxide will increase the price. Speak you a dentist about your painful wisdom teeth as soon as you are able to!