Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth removal is a common dental procedure that involves the extraction of the third molars, also known as wisdom teeth. These teeth typically erupt in the late teens or early twenties and are located at the back corners of the mouth. Wisdom teeth often pose problems due to their size, position, or lack of sufficient space in the mouth, leading to various issues such as pain, infection, and potential damage to adjacent teeth.

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What is Wisdom Teeth Removal Services?

  1. Examination and X-rays: Your dentist or oral surgeon will perform a thorough examination, including taking X-rays, to evaluate the position, size, and condition of your wisdom teeth. This assessment helps determine the necessity and complexity of the extraction.

  2. Anesthesia: Before the procedure, local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia may be administered to ensure your comfort during the extraction. The type of anesthesia used will depend on the complexity of the extraction and your preferences.

  3. Extraction: Once you are adequately numbed or sedated, the dentist or oral surgeon will make an incision in the gum tissue if necessary to access the impacted wisdom tooth. They will then gently remove the tooth from its socket. In some cases, the tooth may be divided into sections for easier removal.

  4. Stitching and post-operative care: After the extraction, the dentist or oral surgeon may use stitches to close the incision if required. They will provide you with detailed instructions on post-operative care, including how to control bleeding, manage pain and swelling, and maintain proper oral hygiene.

  5. Recovery: The recovery period after wisdom teeth removal can vary from a few days to a couple of weeks, depending on the complexity of the extraction and individual healing. You may experience some discomfort, swelling, and mild bleeding during the initial days. It is crucial to follow the post-operative instructions provided by your dentist, such as taking prescribed medications and avoiding certain foods or activities that could hinder healing.

Regular follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor your healing progress and remove any stitches, if used. If any concerns arise during your recovery, it’s important to contact your dentist or oral surgeon for guidance.

It’s worth noting that not all wisdom teeth require extraction. Some may erupt and align properly without causing any issues. Your dentist will assess your specific situation and recommend the appropriate course of action, which may involve either monitoring the wisdom teeth or opting for extraction to prevent potential complications.

Why Choose Us?

Westbrook Family Dental is an excellent choice for wisdom teeth removal due to several reasons. Firstly, the practice has a team of highly skilled and experienced dentists and oral surgeons who specialize in oral surgery procedures, including wisdom teeth extraction. Their expertise in this specific area ensures that patients receive the highest quality of care and optimal treatment outcomes.

Secondly, Westbrook Dental is known for its commitment to patient comfort and satisfaction. The practice prioritizes creating a calming and welcoming environment for patients undergoing wisdom teeth removal. They offer a range of sedation options, including local anesthesia, intravenous (IV) sedation, and general anesthesia, to ensure that patients are comfortable and anxiety-free during the procedure.

Additionally, Westbrook Dental is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and modern facilities. They utilize advanced imaging systems, such as cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), to obtain detailed and accurate images of the wisdom teeth and surrounding structures. This allows for precise treatment planning and execution, resulting in more successful and efficient procedures.

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