Why Get All Four Wisdom Teeth Out at Once?
The majority of people who have had a tooth extraction done, whether they have had time to prepare for it or not, do not have the fondest memories of the event. Even if their own experience was not as dreadful, they might have heard horror stories about dental procedures that lasted for hours on end which make their actual memory of the procedure far more intimidating than it actually was. This is why they are petrified of having a single tooth taken out, let alone undergoing a serial tooth extraction.
Extractions of wisdom teeth which are typically more complicated and longer-lasting only make the situation worse and patients are even less confident about the outcome, especially if they do not have the time to prepare, which is usually the case with same-day emergency tooth extractions in Temecula and the surrounding areas. In fact, the majority of patients try to delay a single tooth extraction for as long as possible, let alone four potentially complicated extractions done simultaneously.
Why, then, do dental and oral surgery professionals recommend having all 4 wisdom teeth extracted at once?
Should you remove all 4 wisdom teeth at once?
First things first: do you need to have all your 4 wisdom teeth pulled out? Your oral surgeon will decide on that upon taking a panoramic image of your upper and lower jaw. This imaging is more comprehensive than the traditional intraoral X-rays. It enables your oral surgeon to get a wide, panoramic view of all four of your wisdom teeth at once and make an evaluation and diagnosis of both your wisdom teeth and other important structures.
You may not be pleased with the situation of having to have your wisdom teeth pulled out and you might be even less enthusiastic about the idea of having all four of them extracted at once. But here’s what you need to know:
- There is a range of anesthesia options designed to make the extraction procedure easier.
- Recovery time is the same regardless of whether a patient has had one or all four teeth removed. You will also need to make fewer visits to the office, which is excellent news as you can be finished with the procedure with few disruptions to your daily routine.
How long does it take to remove 4 wisdom teeth?
You may have heard that removing a single wisdom tooth could take as long as two hours, and you cannot bear to think how long having all four wisdom teeth extracted at once could take. This is precisely why it’s important to turn to an experienced oral surgeon for consultation on the procedure. An experienced specialist will plan your wisdom tooth extractions to secure efficiency, reduce risk of complications and ensure your comfort. They can carry out the procedure in as little as 30 minutes.
Safe same day emergency tooth extraction available across Temecula Valley
Spare yourself the ordeal of wisdom tooth complications and pathology. Whether it’s a lower degree of wisdom tooth impaction, infection and damage-causing erupting wisdom tooth, worsening periodontal disease or worst-case scenarios such as jaw fracture caused by a neglected wisdom tooth-related cyst in the jawbone, you do not want to let the situation get out of hand. You’ll be ready for a carefree family expedition to Oak Mountain before you know it. Reach out to us today and let us prevent your problem from escalating. Contact us now!
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