Wisdom Teeth Removal in Gulfport, MS

Wisdom Teeth Removal in Gulfport, MS

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last set that typically emerge during a person’s late teens or early twenties. While some people's wisdom teeth cause no issues, they can lead to pain, discomfort, and potential oral health complications for many others 

Wisdom teeth removal in Gulfport, MS, is a standard dental procedure that addresses issues related to the emergence of wisdom teeth, the last set of molars located at the back of the mouth. This procedure involves carefully extracting one or more wisdom teeth to alleviate discomfort, prevent potential oral health complications, and ensure the overall well-being of your smile.  

Reasons for Wisdom Teeth Removal

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth may become impacted when they don't have enough space to emerge or grow properly. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain and swelling and lead to infections.

Emery L. Edwards DDS
Emery L. Edwards DDS

Infection and Gum Disease

Wisdom teeth can be difficult to clean correctly due to their location at the back of the mouth, making them more prone to infection and gum disease.


When wisdom teeth attempt to erupt but don't have enough room, they can cause crowding, shifting existing teeth out of alignment.

Damage to Adjacent Teeth

Impacted wisdom teeth can push against adjacent teeth, potentially causing damage or misalignment.

Cysts and Tumors

Cysts and tumors can form around impacted wisdom teeth, leading to more severe health issues if left untreated.

The Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure

Our dentist in Gulfport, MS, will first assess your wisdom teeth and may take X-rays to determine their position and whether removal is necessary. Local anesthesia is then typically administered to numb the area around the wisdom teeth.  

Depending on the position of the wisdom teeth, our dentist will gently remove them using forceps. Stitches may be placed to close the incisions, and gauze is placed on the extraction sites to control bleeding. 

The Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Removal

Alleviation of Pain and Discomfort

Impacted wisdom teeth can cause severe pain, particularly when they push against nerves and other structures in the mouth. By having these problematic teeth removed, you can experience immediate relief from discomfort and pain. 

Avoiding Infections and Abscesses

Partially erupted wisdom teeth create pockets around the gums where food particles and bacteria can accumulate. This creates an environment conducive to infection and inflammation. Removing these hard-to-reach teeth reduces the risk of conditions and the formation of painful abscesses.

Emery L. Edwards DDS
Emery L. Edwards DDS

Protection of Adjacent Teeth

Wisdom teeth often erupt at odd angles, causing them to push against adjacent teeth. This pressure can lead to tooth misalignment, crowding, and damage to neighboring teeth. Removing wisdom teeth prevents this unwanted shifting and protects the integrity of existing teeth.

Wisdom teeth removal is a preventive measure to safeguard oral health and well-being. If you're experiencing pain or discomfort from wisdom teeth, visit Emery L. Edwards, DDS, at 1626 E Pass Rd, Gulfport, MS 39507, or call (228) 896-4084 to determine the best course of action for your dental health. 


1626 E Pass Rd,
Gulfport, MS 39507

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