More on Wisdom Teeth Removal
Surgical extractions involve the removal of teeth that cannot be easily accessed, either because they have broken under the gum line, wisdom teeth, or because they have not erupted fully. Surgical extractions almost always require an incision. In a surgical extraction the doctor may elevate the soft tissues covering the tooth and bone and may also remove some of the overlying and/or surrounding jawbone tissue with a drill or osteotome. Frequently, the tooth may be split into multiple pieces to facilitate its removal. Surgical extractions are usually performed under some form of sedation or general anesthetic.
Getting your wisdom teeth removed can alleviate problems such as pain and swelling caused by teeth that have yet erupted within the mouth or they are impacted underneath the gum-line. Having your wisdom tooth remain can lead to infection, the pressure from the impacted tooth can also re-align the natural alignment of your teeth. Early removal is always the best, regular check ups with our dentists can help with catching problematic teeth. The best time for evaluation is around the mid-teen years to assure your wisdom teeth are growing correctly
If we determine that your wisdom teeth may be problematic then a surgical extraction is performed under local anesthesia, nitrous oxide or general anesthesia. After your dental surgery we will guide you through the healing process and any at home treatments to remain comfortable until your follow-up appointment. Our services are provided in a sterile environment. Dr. Grebe has been removing wisdom teeth for many years.
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