Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth generally erupt during the late teens and early 20s. Although some people have no problems with the eruption of their wisdom teeth, many times the teeth are impacted or erupt sideways. When wisdom teeth do not erupt correctly, they can risk the health of your other teeth, and our wisdom tooth removal dentist may recommend extraction. We may also recommend extracting wisdom teeth before beginning orthodontic treatment.
Wisdom teeth can cause a host of dental health problems, including:
- Crowding, which can push other teeth out of alignment
- Damage to adjacent teeth
- Swollen or inflamed gums around or near the newly erupted wisdom teeth
- Infection of the wisdom teeth or nearby gums
- Damage to the jawbone or nerves, which can have lasting repercussions
If you have impacted or improperly erupted wisdom teeth, you may be more prone to gum disease, tooth decay and other long-term dental health problems. Extraction of these teeth before they cause problems is generally recommended. Waiting for dental health problems to occur can put your other teeth at risk and can result in a more complicated procedure. Our expert in wisdom tooth removal can provide a safe, comfortable extraction procedure that preserves the health and function of your smile.
If you are a candidate for wisdom tooth extraction, our wisdom tooth removal dentist will begin by numbing the area surrounding the tooth. A topical anesthetic may be applied before the injection is administered to reduce discomfort. Sedation dentistry, which often involves inhaled or oral medications, can also be used to provide you with a more comfortable experience.
After the tooth is removed, our expert in wisdom tooth removal will provide you with specific aftercare instructions that can reduce your risk of infection, post-procedure bleeding and other complications. You may need to use cold compresses to reduce swelling, and gauze can be used to control bleeding. Pain medication can keep you comfortable while a soft diet can simplify eating.
Contact our dental office today to schedule your appointment with our dentist.
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Some of the major insurances we accept are displayed to the right, however, we gladly accept ALL PPO Insurance plans and are a Delta Dental Premier provider.
We will gladly help you to understand whether your insurance has limits on the doctors you can see or the services you can receive. If you provide complete and accurate information about your insurance, we will submit claims to your insurance carrier and receive payments for services.
Depending on your insurance coverage, you may be responsible for co-payments, co-insurance, or other deductible amounts. Please contact our office or call your insurance carrier should you have any questions.
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