Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Maintain Your Beautiful and Healthy Smile With Wisdom Teeth Removal

The average human mouth is only large enough to accommodate 28 teeth. When 32 teeth try to erupt into the mouth, pain and discomfort may result. These additional four teeth are known as the third molars or the wisdom teeth.

Why Remove My Wisdom Teeth?

Prevent Impacted Wisdom Teeth With a Tooth Extraction

Wisdom teeth are the final teeth to erupt into the mouth, and occasionally, they align properly. For those patients whose mouths are large enough for wisdom teeth, removal may not be necessary.

Unfortunately, most patients cannot maintain healthy smiles when they allow their wisdom teeth to erupt. Wisdom teeth often become impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth may:

  • Grow in sideways
  • Partially emerge from the gums
  • Remain trapped beneath the gums while pressing against the other teeth
  • Crowd teeth and cause smile to become crooked
  • Create a breeding ground for bacteria
  • Cause swelling, stiffness, and pain
  • Result in infection or illness
  • Destroy the jawbone and the healthy teeth

Most patients choose to undergo an oral examination and have their wisdom teeth removed. At our practice, we can perform oral surgery on-site. We offer a full range of in-house specialists, including an oral surgeon.

Oral Exam

First, schedule your oral exam with your dentist to determine whether or not wisdom tooth removal is right for you. Your dentist will use a physical exam and x-rays to evaluate the position of the third molars. Most patients should see their dentist in their teenage years to learn more about their wisdom teeth needs.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

If wisdom tooth removal is a smart choice for you, we will give you a comfortable experience at Alta Dentistry. We use local anesthesia and sedation dentistry to help our patients relax and feel pain-free throughout the procedure.

Your wisdom tooth specialist will remove the teeth and suture the gums. Before you leave, we will provide you with post-procedure care instructions, along with prescriptions for pain medication and antibiotics.

Call Us Today

Other tooth extractions are also offered when needed. We know how to provide precise wisdom tooth procedures that result in minimal discomfort and healing time. We believe we can help you safeguard your beautiful smile with wisdom tooth extraction! If you have any questions, call us at Alta Dentistry today.

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