After the majority of your adult teeth have grown in, a final set of teeth typically emerges in the late teen to early adulthood years: your wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth reside in the very back of your mouth, functioning as the third set of molars. If they fail to move through your gums and emerge in the right place, you may need to get them removed by a dentist.
At Advanced Dentistry by Design, we offer full-service wisdom teeth removal. We handle the wisdom teeth surgery process from start to finish, so you don’t have to juggle multiple appointments with other practices. You’ll be in the skilled hands of our exceptional dental staff the entire way.
Why Do I Need To Get My Wisdom Teeth Taken Out?
Because your mouth is full of other teeth and molars, your wisdom teeth may not have enough room to grow in properly. Wisdom teeth may need to be removed for several reasons:
- Whether they can erupt fully.
- Their position in your bite.
- Your ability to clean them efficiently.
- Symptoms such as pain and inflammation.
- The status of your dental health.
The primary reason the dentist may recommend the removal of your wisdom teeth is to avoid the risk of impaction. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause additional problems if left unchecked, and the sooner you can address the issue, the healthier your mouth will be.
What If My Wisdom Teeth Are Impacted?
Wisdom tooth impaction is caused by a lack of space in your mouth. When these teeth do not have enough room to grow, they can become trapped in your jaw and gum line. Your wisdom teeth may become impacted without you knowing they’ve started to grow in, so it’s important to visit the dentist for a full examination to look at the status of your teeth.
Impacted wisdom teeth may only erupt partially through the gums, or they may push on nearby teeth and shift them out of place. Our dental team will recommend wisdom teeth removal to avoid:
- Dental crowding.
- Painful or tender gums.
- Dental decay.
- Soft tissue infection.
- Dental damage.
Our dentists can make recommendations on your wisdom teeth based on the health of your smile, the position of your teeth, and what will be best for your dental health.
Why Choose Dental By Design Dental Clinic For Your Wisdom Teeth Extraction?
The trusted oral surgeons and our practice have years of experience in wisdom teeth extraction. Every member of our team works together with you to create a custom treatment plan that takes into account your comfort, your existing issues, and the best outcome for your smile. We use advanced techniques and cutting-edge methods to keep you relaxed and shorten your healing time.
What Should I Expect When Having My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
When our dentists recommend wisdom teeth removal, you can expect:
- A Consultation
At your first appointment, or during a regular checkup, we will discuss the status of your wisdom teeth, walk you through your treatment options, and describe the procedure. We go through everything from payment to aftercare options, so you’re fully informed.
- A Removal Appointment
During the procedure, we can use several anesthetic options to keep you relaxed and pain-free, including IV sedation and general anesthesia. The process will take under an hour. The dentist will safely remove your wisdom teeth, sealing the area to encourage healing.
When the procedure is over, you may respond to the anesthesia with drowsiness or mild disorientation. You will probably need someone to drive you home. We will provide instructions to care for your mouth while healing, particularly for the first few days after you leave our office.
It may take a few weeks for your mouth to heal completely, but your mouth should feel much more normal within several days. During this time, it’s important to use ice and pain relievers as instructed to minimize swelling. Sticking to soft foods will help the healing process too.
How Much Does Wisdom Tooth Removal Cost?
The total cost of your wisdom teeth removal depends on how many teeth need to be removed, whether they are impacted, and whether you have additional dental health concerns. We accept many insurance plans. Please call us if you have questions about your specific case.
How Long Do Wisdom Teeth Extractions Take?
The actual process will only take approximately an hour, but you can expect to spend a couple of hours in our office on the day of your appointment. If you need all four wisdom teeth removed, it may take longer. We work hard to make your experience as quick, painless, and enjoyable as possible, no matter how long you’re in our chair.
Wisdom Tooth Pain: How Much Will It Hurt?
Pain varies from person to person, and it may be likely that you experience little to no pain even after the procedure if you keep up with pain medication and aftercare instructions. During the procedure, we won’t work on your smile until you’re fully numb and relaxed. Many patients are put under using general anesthesia, so they experience no pain whatsoever during the extraction.
Give Us a Call Today To Schedule Your Wisdom Teeth Removal Consultation
We offer in-office surgical solutions for patients who need their wisdom teeth removed. Contact our practice to get started today.