Wisdom teeth are the last adult teeth to emerge and can be difficult to detect without x-rays. Many patients in Kennesaw, GA are unaware that third molars are growing underneath the gums. Misaligned or impacted wisdom teeth can cause problems for many individuals if not treated. At 32 Dental, we can take out wisdom teeth to prevent issues.
Why you may need to have your wisdom teeth removed
Misaligned wisdom teeth are those that emerge at an angle either toward or away from the teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth are those that don’t erupt or partially erupt due to lack of space.
Patients may experience some of the following issues when wisdom teeth begin to erupt:
Shifting of teeth as the wisdom teeth move the 2nd molars
Infection, pain, swelling from partially exposed wisdom teeth
Decay of the partially exposed teeth because they are difficult to reach when brushing
At 32 Dental, we recommend that most patients have their wisdom teeth removed in the mid-late adolescent years if they haven’t already started to erupt through the gums. During this time, the roots are not fully developed, which makes the extraction and recovery easier. As patients get older, the roots begin to grow longer, which can increase the risk of complications with the procedure.
Before your extraction, we perform a thorough exam along with x-rays and 3D imaging to allow us to determine the size and position of the wisdom teeth. The extraction is an outpatient procedure that can be done with sedation if desired.
Following your extraction, it is normal to experience swelling and mild discomfort. We will provide after-care instructions to improve comfort and minimize side effects.
If you are in the Kennesaw, GA area and would like more information about wisdom tooth extractions, call us at 770-423-1132.
Dr. Vo and Dr. Breckly are absolutely fantastic! Never worry about another painful trip to the dentist if you are going to see them. They make sure you are never in any pain throughout the entire procedure. I just had my wisdom teeth removed and Dr. Vo did a fabulous job, as always. I had four impacted wisdom teeth and they were out before I knew it. I was up and eating solid food the very same day, and could have been back at work if I needed to. My stitches fell out within a few days and everything healed up much faster than any of my friends who saw other doctors. I stayed awake for the procedure, and I would say that it definitely is much better than being put to sleep. It has a faster heal time and less discomfort. My face honestly didn't even swell. I've gone to Dr. Vo and Breckly for minor things before and they have always been amazing, but after my great experience with something more major, I know they are by far the two of the best dentists, I have ever seen.
Dr. Vo and Dr. Berkley are the ONLY dentists we see. Dr. Vos taken care of my parents, my husband, our daughter and son, and myself for the past 7 years. We love the care and the personal relationship she establishes with her patients. She takes the time to get to know us, our families, our dental concerns, which is NOT the usual in the business.Thank you for everything. Dr. Berkley is very attentive and gently with my children. We came in for a cleaning yesterday and they did great under his medical care. The staff is extremely professional and willing to help. Amazing team. If you have been afraid of the dentist, check them out and theyll change your mind about dentistry.
My family and I love Dr. Vo. I would suggest this practice to anyone who wants a dentist and staff that truly care about your health and will go above and beyond the typical dentist. I followed Dr. Vo from a previous office, and although this office is farther away, it is worth it because of how caring the staff is.
Switched to 32 dental after Dr. Breckley left Dr. Goetees practice. Great staff, and nice space. They use the latest technologies and have K cups in the waiting room!
Dr. Vo is fantastic. She is patient, knowledgeable, and excellent at her job, and most importantly, she takes time to answer your questions and explain any concerns she has about your teeth, so you really know what\'s going on. It inspires me to take better care of my teeth. By far, she is the best dentist I have been been to, and I highly recommend her. No more of those dime-a-dozen dentists for me!