Wisdom Teeth Extraction in a Comfortable Setting
In most patients, wisdom teeth, sometimes known as third molars, grow in between the ages of 16 and 20. Many times, there is not enough space in the mouth for the teeth to grow in a healthy fashion. If this is the case, wisdom teeth must be extracted.
Removing wisdom teeth is a routine procedure that an oral surgeon can perform. In some cases, experienced dentists can take care of this surgery.
Why Can’t My Wisdom Teeth Stay in my Mouth?
Some patients are able to keep their wisdom teeth with no complications. However, wisdom teeth can often:
- Grow sideways
- Remain trapped beneath the gum and bone (commonly referred to as impacted)
- Partially erupt
- Lead to pain, crowding, and infection
In a typical case, your oral surgeon will recommend you have your wisdom teeth extracted as quickly as possible. Younger patients tend to have fewer complications and easier recovery. Depending on your preference, your teeth will be removed while you are under local or general anesthesia.
Selecting Your Windsor Oral Surgeon
At Windsor Family Dentistry, we have an oral surgeon on staff. Since our staff also has general and cosmetic dentists, periodontists, and endodontists, you will never need to visit another dental office! In addition to wisdom tooth extraction, our oral surgeon often performs corrective jaw surgery, oral pathology, and implants.
We will discuss all of your options for sedation prior to surgery and help you choose the plan that works best for you.