Does Wisdom Teeth Removal Count As a Dental Emergency?

young woman holds her jaw in pain after wisdom teeth removal

When you experience a dental emergency, it’s important to get care quickly. Many problems get worse the longer you wait. Because we don’t want any patient to suffer, we offer same-day emergency dentistry when necessary! Does wisdom teeth removal count as an emergency?

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are your third set of molars. They erupt at the very back of your jaw on the lower and upper arch. They usually emerge when you’re between 15-25 years old. Some people have room for these molars, so they never experience problems. For many others, wisdom teeth cause problems.

When Do You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

If your wisdom teeth cause discomfort or harm your oral health, we will remove them. Impacted wisdom teeth are common. Impacting occurs when your wisdom teeth don’t have enough room to come in. Wisdom teeth can also come in at an angle and crowd your other teeth. It becomes harder to brush and floss, which leads to an increased risk of decay and infections.

Is Wisdom Teeth Removal an Emergency?

A standard wisdom tooth extraction is not considered an emergency. If you’re keeping up with regular dental appointments, we’ll know if your wisdom teeth are causing problems or may cause problems in the future.

Wisdom Tooth Removal & Emergency Care at Midtown Dental in Logan, Utah

If you have your wisdom teeth and experience symptoms like jaw or tooth pain, it might be time to remove them! Dr. Hunsaker will perform an exam and take X-rays to identify the problem. Wisdom teeth removal is an oral surgery, so we’ll make sure you’re comfortable the whole time. Afterward, we’ll provide you with detailed aftercare instructions. Have questions about wisdom teeth removal or dental emergencies? Please get in touch today!

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