Why Do I Need To Get My Wisdom Teeth Taken Out?
Wisdom teeth removal is one of the most commonly performed dental procedures. You likely know friends or family members who have had their wisdom teeth removed. But why do wisdom teeth need to be removed?
Wisdom teeth received their name because they are typically the last pair of permanent teeth that come in, normally during one’s mid to late adolescence. By the time your wisdom teeth come in, there might not be enough room in your mouth for them to exist comfortably. Sometimes they grow in crooked or sideways beneath your gum line; other times they will become impacted, meaning that they are stuck beneath the gums unable to come through.
If any of these situations appear to be happening with your teeth, we can take care of the problem right here in our dental office at Dental by Design. No need to refer to another office.
Our in-house specialist, Dr. Brett Woodmansee, comes to Dental by Design and takes care of the procedure right here. Dr. Woodmansee comes with extensive years of training. He sits one-on-one with our patients and/or the parent and performs a thorough consultation before the procedure.
What If My Wisdom Teeth Are Impacted?
All of your teeth work together; when there is an issue with just one tooth, it can create problems for the others. This is what happens when your wisdom teeth are impacted. “Impacted is a term that we use to describe abnormally positioned wisdom teeth. An impacted tooth might be:
- Growing in crooked.
- Coming up underneath an adjacent molar.
- Crowding out your surrounding teeth.
- Growing in so close to your molar that they are almost overlapping.
Any of these occurrences might necessitate the removal of your wisdom teeth. If your wisdom teeth are impacted they can cause the following issues:
- Gum pain.
- Swollen gums.
- Pain when chewing or eating.
- Bleeding or swelling in the affected area.
X-rays and other dental technology can help us determine if your wisdom teeth are impacted. During a consultation, we will assess the remaining space that you have in your mouth, and decide on whether or not your wisdom teeth should be removed to safeguard the future of your oral health.
Why Choose Dental By Design Dental Clinic For Your Wisdom Teeth Extraction?
There are a few things you should know about choosing to have your wisdom teeth removed at Dental by Design:
- We offer in-house wisdom teeth removal! There’s no need to refer you to an outside specialist. We take care of all wisdom tooth removal onsite.
- The procedure doesn’t take that long. Most procedures are completed in an hour to an hour and a half
- We are friendly and sensitive to your needs. Great customer service always matters, especially during a dental procedure. You can feel confident that we will take great care of you.
- We use dental sedation to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. Dental sedation is a powerful tool that we use to minimize any pain that you feel during your wisdom teeth extraction procedure.
What Should I Expect When Having My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
After your wisdom teeth are removed, you will want to avoid eating any hard or chewy foods for a few days. We will likely prescribe you medication to help manage the pain that you feel in the days following the procedure. It’s important to get good rest in the days following the procedure. We will give you additional aftercare instructions to help take care of your teeth after the procedure.
How Long Do Wisdom Teeth Extractions Take?
We have plenty of experience performing wisdom teeth extractions. A wisdom tooth extraction is a quick outpatient procedure that typically doesn’t take much longer than an hour.
Wisdom Tooth Pain: How Much Will It Hurt?
If you are like most patients, your greatest concern is how painful the procedure will be. Dental by Design has taken steps to ensure that your wisdom teeth extraction will be as pain-free as possible. We offer various forms of sedation dentistry depending on your specific situation and comfort level.
Anesthesia is used to numb your mouth during wisdom tooth extraction to eliminate the sensation of pain that you feel. We’ll also give you dental sedation to help you relax during the procedure. During your consultation, we will discuss all of the available options and pick the one that is best suited for you.
How Much Does Wisdom Tooth Removal Cost?
The price for wisdom tooth removal varies depending on your insurance. When you come in for your consultation, our billing specialist will be able to gather the necessary information and provide you with an accurate number for how much the procedure will cost.
Give Us a Call Today to Schedule Your Wisdom Teeth Removal Consultation
Dental by Design is here to make wisdom tooth removal less daunting. Our experienced dental professionals will help calm your nerves, answer any questions that you have, and do everything we can to put your mind at ease by using top-notch procedures and equipment. Call us to schedule your consultation today! We’re here to help you at every step along the way.