Wisdom Teeth And Your Reno Dentist

Wisdom Teeth Removal For Spark NV Residents Wisdom teeth are the last of the molars (grinding teeth) to erupt from the gum. They usually appear in the late teens and early twenties. Not all people develop these teeth while others have from one to four.

Though some people never experience any problems with these extra molars, many times Wisdom teeth can create serious dental complications. If the wisdom teeth do not have the room to develop and erupt normally, they are referred to as impacted wisdom teeth. An impacted tooth may never emerge from the bone and gum, emerge only partially, or come in sideways.

Impacted teeth can damage the adjacent molar, cause infection or trigger gum disease. Sometimes these problems cause no noticeable symptoms for a period of time. To prevent these serious complications, wisdom teeth are often removed.

Wisdom teeth symptoms include pain when opening mouth, gum swelling, bad breath, and pain when chewing. These indicators can be constant or intermittent.

To learn more about wisdom teeth extraction, call 775-322-5016 to schedule an exam at The Reno Dentist. Our knowledgeable dental team can recommend the best course of treatment.

The Reno Dentist

Providing comprehensive dental care for Reno and Sparks area families since 2011.


The Reno Dentist in Reno Cares For Teeth

Family Dentistry Reno Dentists in Reno are concerned with your oral health and thus care about the condition of your mouth and all of your many teeth. At The Reno Dentist we recognize that your teeth help you both eat and speak. You use your teeth to tear, scrape, and chew food, as well as to form words with your tongue. Teeth are an important part of your oral health and The Reno Dentist wants to help keep your mouth and teeth healthy.

We humans have two sets of teeth in our lifetime. The first set are your ‘primary teeth’, which many folks around Reno often call ‘baby teeth’. Baby teeth typically start to come in at about 6 months old. An average healthy mouth for a Reno resident has a total of 20 primary teeth by about age 5.

Your primary teeth will eventually fall out and new teeth known as ‘permanent teeth’ will grow in. Permanent teeth typically begin to come in around age 6 for most Reno residents, but every person is unique and it could be a little earlier or later. By about age 13 an average healthy mouth should have 28 of the total 32 permanent teeth. The last four permanent teeth may or may not come, but typically come in between the ages of 17 and 21 if they do. Because of the late age that these last teeth come in they are commonly called ‘wisdom teeth’.

Many adults in the city of Reno have undergone wisdom teeth removal because these teeth can be problematic to your oral health, such as crowding a mouth. Other adults in the Reno area may not have these teeth pulled out because they are not causing problems. If you are concerned about the state of your wisdom teeth you can visit our local Reno office and we can help you make a decision.

Caring for all of your teeth whether you are young and have 20 primary teeth or are an adult and have 28 to 32 permanent teeth is important for your overall health. Visiting your Reno family dentist regularly, and brushing and flossing daily are great ways to care for your many teeth. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Shane Sykes cares about your oral health and teeth and can be reached by phone at 775-322-5016.


An Air-dried Toothbrush Is A Healthy Toothbrush, Sparks

General Dentistry Sparks NV

Today in our Sparks NV dental blog we will highlight some of the simple things you can do with your toothbrush to keep your mouth as clean and healthy as possible.

One of the most important habits Sparks NV residents can form is to always allow their toothbrush to completely air dry between uses. The best way to let the toothbrush air dry is by placing it in a toothbrush holder on the counter with the bristles pointing up. This method of storage is much better than sticking it away in a drawer since it’s unlikely to dry there.

Also, when you travel away from the Sparks NV area, make sure your toothbrush is dry before you seal it away in a travel container.

A good strategy for Sparks NV residents to make sure their toothbrush has ample time to dry is to buy two toothbrushes at your Sparks NV drugstore. Then alternate between the two so each has time to fully dry out between uses.

And Sparks NV family dentistry patients should remember to replace their toothbrush (or toothbrushes) every 3-4 months, or after they’ve had a cold!

Hi. I’m Dr. Shane Sykes, a general and cosmetic dentist in Sparks NV, and I want my patients to have the best oral health possible. At The Reno Dentist we offer the following services:

We are currently accepting new Sparks NV patients and the knowledgeable staff here would be happy to answer any questions you have about teeth whitening, veneers, bonding, or other cosmetic dentistry procedures.


Wisdom Teeth Checkup

Wisdom teeth usually come in between ages 16 and 24 for people in the Sparks NV community. While not always troublesome, it is important to learn as early as possible whether your wisdom teeth are coming in sideways, or otherwise impacting your other teeth.

Checking your wisdom teeth in Sparks NV is a simple and painless process, and can save you trouble down the road.

Our cosmetic and general dentistry practice, ‘The Reno Dentist’, works with patients from ages 25 to 80, and our knowledgeable staff can help you determine whether your wisdom teeth will need to be extracted. We can also help you determine whether your wisdom teeth will require advanced care, or if a simple procedure can solve the problem.

Wisdom teeth can be painful, and we don’t like pain at The Reno Dentist, It’s our goal to give you the best care and attention when checking your wisdom teeth.

If you are in the Sparks NV area and are interested in wisdom teeth removal, please stop by our office at 855 W Seventh St Ste 200, Reno NV.

We specialize in cosmetic dentistry, and often perform dental implants. We can take a look at your wisdom teeth and help you make a healthy decision for your future.

We can make you look and feel great! 775-322-5016


Wisdom Teeth and Your Sparks NV Dentist

Wisdom teeth are the last of the molars (grinding teeth) to erupt from the gum. They usually appear in the late teens and early twenties. Not all people develop these teeth while others have from one to four.

Though some Sparks NV people never experience any problems with these extra molars, many times wisdom teeth can create serious cosmetic dental complications. If the wisdom teeth do not have the room to develop and erupt normally, they are referred to as impacted wisdom teeth. An impacted tooth may never emerge from the bone and gum, emerge only partially, or come in sideways.

Impacted teeth can damage the adjacent molar, cause infection or trigger gum disease. Sometimes these problems cause no noticeable symptoms for a period of time. To prevent these serious complications, wisdom teeth are often removed.

Wisdom teeth symptoms include pain when opening mouth, gum swelling, bad breath, and pain when chewing. These indicators can be constant or intermittent.

To learn more about wisdom teeth removal, call 775-322-5016 to schedule an exam at The Reno Dentist. Our fun general dentistry team can recommend the best course of treatment.

Dr. Shane Sykes, DMD
The Reno Dentist
855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada 89503
775-322-5016
https://www.therenodentist.com/about/dr-shane-sykes/


Sparks NV Dental News: What To Expect After Wisdom Teeth Removal

For the 65 percent of Sparks NV adults who develop wisdom teeth in their late teens or early twenties, The Reno Dentist generally recommends removal. Wisdom teeth can damage adjacent teeth, nerves and, due to their awkward positioning, can increase risk of tooth decay and gum disease. They often come in crooked, crowding the other teeth and affecting the bite.

Wisdom teeth are also difficult to clean, especially if they do not fully erupt, which is a common problem for most Sparks NV teens and young adults who discover them. This can cause infection, as bacteria can be trapped under the skin where brushing and flossing is difficult.

After removal, Dr. Shane Sykes recommends Sparks NV wisdom teeth removal patients carefully follow the instructions given.

Bleeding is inevitable and should be expected to last up to three days. Rinsing is counter-productive, but firm pressure should be applied by biting down on the gauze pads to help stop the bleeding.

Swelling following wisdom teeth extraction is a sign that the healing process is progressing normally. Swelling that recedes and then re-appears after a few weeks, however, is a sign of infection and should be treated immediately.

Cosmetic dentist Dr. Shane Sykes recommends an examination seven to ten days after the extraction to make sure the wounds are clean and there are no complications. An anti-biotic wash can be applied if infection is present.

Keep in mind that many complications can be avoided if the Sparks NV patient has his or her wisdom teeth removed at an earlier age.

To schedule a dental exam or a wisdom teeth consultation, contact our Sparks NV family dentistry practice today.  We also offer laser and restorative dentistry services.

Dr. Shane Sykes, DMD
The Reno Dentist
855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada 89503
775-322-5016
https://www.therenodentist.com/about/dr-shane-sykes/