Get Your Wisdom Teeth Extracted by Orlando’s Top-Rated Oral Surgeon
Studies have shown that the early evaluation and treatment of wisdom teeth produce the best oral outcomes. Typically, candidates for this type of oral surgery are generally first evaluated in the mid- teenage years by their dentist, orthodontist or by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
But if you're well into adulthood, it's not too late. Dr. Tillery can evaluate the position of your wisdom teeth and see if treatment is warranted through an oral examination and x-rays of the jaws.
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 or molar teeth are used to grind food up into a consistency suitable for swallowing.
The average mouth can typically accommodate only 28 properly aligned 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."
Usually, wisdom teeth surgery is performed under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia to maximize patient comfort. Dr. Tillery has the training, license and experience to provide various types of anesthesia for you to select the best alternative.
To schedule an oral examination to determine if you need to have your wisdom teeth extracted, contact our office now.