Wisdom Tooth Removal
Third molars (often referred to as wisdom teeth) typically erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. Although wisdom teeth can develop in proper alignment with the rest of your teeth, they are often impacted. This means that instead of erupting into their proper position, they erupt at an angle and lean against the in front of them. Wisdom teeth can be partially impacted where part of the tooth is above the gum line and part of it is below the gum line. Wisdom teeth can also be fully impacted where the entire tooth is below the gum line. This can result in damage to surrounding teeth, infection, cysts, and considerable pain. If your wisdom teeth have become impacted, we can provide wisdom tooth extraction under local anesthesia or intravenous (IV) sedation. IV sedation makes the extraction of wisdom teeth more comfortable for the patient because the patient is asleep. IV sedation also allows antibiotics and pain medications to be administered during the procedure which leads to less post -operative swelling and discomfort.
If you have teeth that are severely damaged or decayed, that cannot be salvaged through a root canal therapy or periodontal treatment, an extraction may be necessary. By extracting these teeth, we can begin the process of treating any underlying gum or bone defects and restoring your function and smile with dental implants or other restorations. Difficult tooth extractions can be performed under local anesthesia or IV sedation to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
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