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Removing Wisdom Teeth with Oral Surgery

February 18, 2019
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Between the ages of 17 and 25, people may experience the arrival of up to four additional teeth. Known as wisdom teeth, these could lead to serious complications. Fortunately, we have a safe and comfortable option for removing these teeth and preserving your smile. Let’s look at how we remove wisdom teeth with oral surgery.

Ensuring a Comfortable Visit

We don’t want a fear of discomfort to prevent you from undergoing this crucial procedure. In order to ensure you remain calm and comfortable, we may suggest IV sedation. Administered through an IV, the sedative helps patients enter a relaxed state, with no memory of the procedure afterward. In fact, this is the deepest form of dental sedation available. We will monitor you throughout the procedure and the effects will wear off with time, so arrange for a friend or family member to bring you home. We also suggest this option for patients with dental anxiety, which could make undergoing even routine procedures a difficulty.

The Dangers of Wisdom Teeth

What risks do wisdom teeth pose? Well, they may push teeth out of alignment, effecting the health and appearance of the teeth. They may also only partially erupt, becoming impacted and leading to pin, including dental infection. To preserve the alignment and health of your smile, we often remove these teeth before they even erupt. This helps protect your smile.

The Extraction Process

Since your third molars may not display enough structure for our team to grasp and pull out, we often need to perform an oral surgical procedure to extract them. We then access them underneath your gums and jawbone structure, removing them safely and carefully. We will provide detailed care instructions to ensure the extraction site heals comfortably and quickly. For the first few days, we may suggest a special diet to avoid complications. In addition to addressing third molars, we may perform an extraction to help improve alignment in a crowded mouth, address advanced dental infection, or remove teeth that have become loose as a result of advanced gum disease. In these scenarios, we will be able to discuss possible replacement options, such as dental bridges, partial dentures, or even dental implants. If you have any questions about the extraction process, or if you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss your wisdom teeth, then contact our team today. Remember, we’re always ready to address your questions and concerns and start you on the road towards a healthier and more beautiful smile.

Extracting Your Third Molars

We can help you enjoy optimal oral health and a beautiful smile with dental extraction. To learn more about our approach to restorative dentistry, then 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!