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Wisdom Tooth Extractions

Do you feel swelling or pressure behind the molars at the back of your mouth? If so, you may need your wisdom teeth extracted!

Wisdom Tooth Extractions

Which Ones Are My Wisdom Teeth?

Third molars, commonly known as wisdom teeth, are the last set of teeth to erupt. Typically, they emerge between the ages of 17 and 25, often causing symptoms. However, due to limited space in the mouth, wisdom teeth can become impacted. This means they are obstructed by bone or soft tissue, often necessitating extraction.

The Importance of Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Extracting wisdom teeth before the age of 30 is highly recommended. With age, the density of the bone surrounding the wisdom teeth increases, making the extraction procedure more complex. Delaying the extraction can also lead to increased medical complications and healing issues.

Reasons for Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Some of the most important reasons for extracting impacted wisdom teeth:

  • Preservation of bone support of adjacent teeth
  • Prevention of tooth decay and other damage to the adjacent teeth
  • Avoids possible painful (and rarely life threatening) infections of the impacted teeth
  • Prevention of cyst and tumor formation
  • Facilitation of orthodontic treatment (braces)

If you are feeling pain, swelling, infection, fever, or are having trouble swallowing please call us immediately, you may need a third molar out as soon as possible!

Overcoming Anxiety: Sedation Options for Wisdom Teeth Extraction

We understand that the thought of having your wisdom teeth removed can be daunting. To address your anxiety, we offer various sedation options:

  1. Oral sedation: The most common approach, combining oral sedatives with effective local anesthesia for optimal comfort during the procedure.
  2. Deep sedation: In specific cases where extractions may be more challenging, we can refer you to an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon who can perform the procedure under deep sedation.

Consult Our Experts

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your wisdom teeth, our experienced dentists, Dr. Wiens, Dr. Bose-Roberts, or Dr. Burlacu, are available to provide personalized guidance and recommendations.

If you have any questions or concerns about your wisdom teeth, please ask our team!