Health care plans, including prescription drugs, vision, and mental health, offered by Kern Family Health Care (KFHC) may cover wisdom teeth removal. Whether or not you need to have your wisdom teeth removed by a dentist will depend on the size of your palate. If your wisdom teeth have grown in a straight line, removing them is quite easy. In this case, you would visit a dentist to have it removed with dental tools.
Most likely, surgery will not be required. However, if the teeth are impacted, the procedure requires oral surgery. To access the real tooth, it will be necessary to cut the gum tissue that covers it. After numbing the area, a flap will be created in the gum tissue.
This allows the dentist or oral surgeon to see the tooth. If muscle or bone covers it, it will also need to be cut to provide free access to the real tooth. At this point, your dentist may be able to grasp the tooth and simply pull it out of the socket. However, if it doesn't move when it moves, then the actual tooth will have to break into several pieces that can be extracted individually.
A flap of gum tissue is created to access bone tissue and a small opening is made in the bone that covers the impacted tooth. Actual recovery time will be based on the procedure and whether or not the wisdom tooth extraction was completed with surgery. This can be uncomfortable, pushing the other teeth forward and creating space for food to be trapped; it can also increase the risk of infection and tooth decay. His advanced education includes anesthesiology and the diagnosis and surgical treatment of defects, injuries, and diseases of the mouth, jaw, teeth, neck, gums, and other soft tissues of the head. Whether you receive plan-approved care or not depends on whether you choose a primary care provider (PCP) who accepts KFHC plans. Third molars, also known as wisdom teeth, are the last set of permanent teeth to erupt in a person's mouth and are usually not necessary for proper dental health. Immediately after your wisdom teeth are removed, you will stay in the dentist's office until the effects of the anesthesia have worn off.
To ensure that you receive plan-approved care for wisdom teeth removal, make sure that your PCP accepts KFHC plans.