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How Do We Remove Wisdom Teeth?

March 13, 2019
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Did you know that for many young adults, up to four additional teeth could erupt in their early adulthood? When this happens, serious complications may arise. To avoid this, we may employ oral surgery to remove the teeth and preserve your smile’s health and beauty. Find out how we remove wisdom teeth for our Kansas City, MO, patients.

The Dangers of Your Third Molars

Also known as third molars, wisdom teeth often erupt in our late teens and early 20s. For some, they may not erupt, for others only one or two will arrive. While some people may not experience major changes to their smile, others could develop misalignment, painful partial eruption (known as impaction), infection, and damaged teeth. In order to preserve the smile’s appearance and maintain good oral health, these teeth will need to be carefully removed. Fortunately, using oral surgery we can help our young patients avoid the onset of serious complications.

Oral Surgery

We will carefully plan your procedure and administer IV sedation, which helps you enter a calm and relaxed state, with no memories of the procedure afterward. A trained anesthesiologist will monitor you throughout the procedure. We will then carefully remove the tooth from your smile, suturing the area and providing detailed aftercare instructions to facilitate a quick and comfortable healing process. You avoid the serious impacts of wisdom tooth eruption, and we will examine your smile throughout the healing process to help you avoid any negative complications.

What if Your Extracted Tooth Needs Replacement?

We don’t just remove third molars on the cusp of eruption. We also take teeth that have become loose due to gum disease, suffered serious infection or damage, or that may prevent a patient from obtaining better dental alignment. In some cases, you may benefit from having these teeth replaced. After extraction, we will add a restorative material to preserve the extraction site. This process helps make the replacement easier, enabling us to offer dental implants and restore full function and appearance to your smile. We also have bridges, partials, and full dentures to address missing teeth. If you have a damaged or loose permanent tooth, or if you fear wisdom teeth may be erupting, then please let us know as soon as possible. We want to take steps to help you enjoy optimal oral health, with a full and beautiful smile.

Do You Have Third Molars Arriving?

If you have wisdom teeth, then you may benefit from a safe and comfortable dental extraction. To learn more about our approach to oral surgery, schedule a consultation by calling Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018. Let 2019 be the year you obtain a beautiful smile!