Wisdom Teeth

Our office extracts wisdom teeth on a regular basis. We have extensive experience in the removal of wisdom teeth. Our patients are able to have a positive experience and leave their appointment relaxed, pain-free, and happy! Before we perform any wisdom tooth removal, we perform a consultation in order to develop the best plan for the procedure. We will explain each option to you and help you choose the one that is best for you.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

It is common practice for dentists to try and save a natural tooth, but wisdom teeth are commonly removed. This is because wisdom teeth often cause discomfort or pain. Some wisdom teeth come in at an angle instead of straight. This is called “impacted” by dentists. Some wisdom teeth come in unevenly or partially. Each of these situations has the possibility of painfulness and swelling. In some cases, there may even be infection. If your dentist feels that the potential for these problems is high with a particular wisdom tooth, he will recommend an extraction. Sometimes removal of only a single wisdom tooth is necessary, but there are cases where all four may be removed at once. Either a local anesthetic or a general anesthetic can be used to provide relief from discomfort and pain during the procedure.