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Do Your Wisdom Teeth Need Extraction?

May 1, 2019

What do you know about wisdom teeth? Simply put, these are additional teeth that don’t arrive until a person reaches his or her late teens or early 20s. For some, their arrival may not cause trouble, or they may not erupt at all. However, for others, the arrival of these teeth lead to major oral health complications. To protect the smile, we offer residents of Kansas City, MO, safe and comfortable dental extraction.

Tooth Extraction

What Dangers Will Wisdom Teeth Pose?

For some, they may only partially erupt. Known as impaction, this could lead to an infection, damaged teeth, or serious discomfort. The eruption of these additional teeth could also lead to misalignment. Poor alignment causes more than just issues with your appearance, such as an increased risk of tooth decay, gum disease, TMJ disorder, and bruxism. In order to avoid these potential complications, we may suggest removing the teeth entirely.

The Extraction

We begin by answering any questions or concerns you may have, and explaining the procedure in detail. We will then administer sedation to help you enter a calm and relaxed state, with no memory of the procedure. We will monitor your vitals throughout the procedure and work with a trained anesthesiologist. The doctor will then carefully open the area and remove the teeth completely, suturing the extraction site closed. A friend or family member will bring you home, as the sedation will take time to wear off completely. Our team provides detailed aftercare instructions for eating, drinking, and more in the hours and days following the procedure. During follow-up visits, our team will examine and watch your smile as you heal.

Other Reasons for Tooth Removal

The removal process isn’t just limited to addressing wisdom teeth. We may remove a tooth that sustains serious damage, becomes loose due to gum disease, or develops a serious infection that can’t be treated with a root canal. If we remove a tooth that would leave a gap in your smile, then we will take steps to preserve the removal site and may prescribe dental implants to ensure a full and healthy smile. We also have bridges, dentures, or implant-secured prosthetics to help ensure you enjoy a whole and beautiful smile. If you have any questions about the extraction process, wisdom teeth, or about replacing missing teeth, then please contact our team today.

Ready for a Dental Extraction?

We want to help people enter adulthood with healthy, beautiful smiles. To accomplish this, we offer an array of restorative and oral surgical procedures, all designed to address our smile’s health, appearance, and function. To learn more about removing third molars or placing dental implants, then please schedule a consultation by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018.