Wisdom Tooth Extractions

Wisdom teeth extraction…not fun but often necessary.

Sometimes your mouth simply has no room for incoming wisdom teeth. If left untreated, problems such as jaw pain, tooth shifting and sinus problems may occur.

Wisdom teeth, also known as your “third molars” come in usually around the ages of 17 – 24. Many times they come in only partially, sideways or impacted due to limited space in your mouth. If this occurs, your wisdom teeth may need extracted.

Common problems associated with wisdom teeth misalignment include:

• Painful, swollen gums
• Infection
• Crowding or damaging of surrounding teeth
• Possible damaging of nerves and jawbone

If extraction becomes necessary, our team at White Mountain Smiles will provide the safest, most comfortable extraction procedure possible. You can choose nitrous oxide sedation for increased comfort if desired. Even though many fear getting their wisdom teeth removed, at White Mountain Smiles you can expect considerate, comfortable, and efficient dental care from our team every time. With certain complicated oral surgery situations you may be referred to an oral surgeon for treatment.

In the extraction procedure and after:

• An anesthetic is applied to the wisdom teeth area and surrounding tissue. You can choose additional nitrous oxide sedation as well if desired.
• Once you’re completely numb and/or sedated, the wisdom teeth are removed
• After the procedure, bleeding and swelling may occur. You may have to apply gauze to bleeding areas and use ice to reduce swelling. You will be prescribed medication for pain as well. It will be best to maintain a cold liquid and soft food diet for a few days after, and avoid brushing the extracted tooth area for the first 24 hours.

Call White Mountain Smiles at (928) 532-7669 today to schedule a consultation, or if you simply have any questions or concerns we can help you with.