If your doctor tells you that you need your wisdom teeth removed, you may be scared but not surprised. We’ve all seen our friends, family, and loved ones go through it. Though common, removing your wisdom teeth can be a complicated procedure. That’s why it’s important to go to an expert who specializes in complex issues of the teeth and mouth. Oral surgeons are well-equipped in treating problematic wisdom teeth and preserving your oral health.
Why might I need wisdom teeth removed?
Wisdom teeth often have to be extracted to ensure the rest of your teeth stay healthy. Most wisdom teeth erupt misaligned, which can cause tooth crowding and disruption in your teeth and gums. This is not only painful but can make oral hygiene more difficult. Another common reason for wisdom teeth extraction is a partial eruption. This encourages bacteria to accumulate in the pockets of your gums, putting you at risk for gum disease, infection, and tooth decay. That being said, sometimes wisdom teeth don’t always need to be removed. If your wisdom teeth erupt properly aligned and don’t impact your other teeth, your doctor may not recommend extraction. But generally, wisdom teeth need to be removed to preserve a healthy smile.
Did you know…..
Many theorize that wisdom teeth are left over from a time when our human ancestors had larger jaws and more teeth.
Get Comprehensive Care
Digital x-rays provide high-resolution images of your teeth which allows us to make more precise diagnoses. We can see exactly why the tooth is causing pain and determine if an extraction is needed.
Sedation Options For Maximum Comfort
We know wisdom teeth removal can be scary, but it doesn’t need to be. We administer general anesthesia in a controlled environment to make the procedure as painless as possible.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth Are No Match For Us
Impacted wisdom teeth can be tricky to remove but this is no problem for our team. We will efficiently remove your impacted wisdom teeth with minimal discomfort. We know you deserve expert care for a complex procedure.
Free Implant Prep
Generally, extractions are a necessary part of getting dental implants. Instead of adding this necessary process to your bill, we’ll cover the cost of your implant prep procedure. Let’s get your smile back to full restoration.
The Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Removal
Eliminates Pain and Discomfort
Wisdom teeth can cause pain and discomfort. They have no limitations in how they erupt, often growing sideways or putting uncomfortable pressure on your other teeth. Wisdom teeth removal will relieve the pain and release your teeth from the pressure.
Prevents Infection & Bacteria
When wisdom teeth partially erupt, the open gap around the teeth is essentially a pool for bacteria to grow and thrive. Removing your wisdom teeth will keep your mouth healthy and free from bacteria and infection.
Keeps Teeth Aligned
Erupting wisdom teeth may put pressure on your surrounding teeth. This often disrupts the alignment of your teeth and can misalign a previously straight smile. Tooth crowding is also problematic in keeping up with a healthy oral hygiene routine.
The Wisdom Teeth Removal Process
Our treatment plan will be determined based on your medical history and any relevant x-rays taken from your general dentist. We may need to take additional x-rays to ensure we have a complete view of your oral health. We will then create a personalized plan tailored to your unique needs and go over sedative options for maximum comfort.
Your doctor will numb your mouth with a local anesthetic and administer sedation to make you more comfortable, usually this consists of general anesthesia or laughing gas. Your doctor will then gently loosen the tooth in the socket with a dental elevator. Once it’s loose, they will remove the tooth with dental forceps. The surgical site will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected so the healing process can begin.
Recovery & Aftercare
Once the procedure is completed, sutures will be placed so that the site can heal correctly. Before we send you home, we will provide thorough instructions to ensure that your mouth is recovering at a normal pace. Although the best way to heal is with proper rest and relaxation, we will only be a phone call away if you have any questions!