Wisdom tooth extraction is often necessary, but also commonly feared. At Desert Creek Dental, we work hard to make your procedure relaxing and painless.
Wisdom teeth removal is important because these final molars can cause a variety of problems in your smile. In most cases, the mouth simply isn’t big enough to accommodate that extra set of teeth.
Wisdom teeth can lead to complications like:
Impaction: If your jaw is not large enough for the wisdom teeth to erupt, they become stuck. Impacted teeth cause discomfort and potential infection.
Incomplete eruption: If the wisdom teeth break through partially, a flap of gum tissue may grow over them. This gum tissue is at risk for severe gum infection because it’s easy for food and bacteria to become trapped under it.
Crowding: The wisdom teeth may come in at an awkward angle, pushing and crowding the rest of your teeth.
Improperly erupted wisdom teeth can also cause damage to the neighboring teeth and bone, or cyst development.
Our dentist removes wisdom teeth whenever necessary to protect the patient from pain and infection. He always uses a gentle hand and keeps patient comfort in mind!
Comfort, Excellence, Precision
Our anesthesia-certified dentist, Dr. Heath Snell, comes in frequently to perform pain-free wisdom tooth removal. Dr. Snell has undergone specialized anesthesia training to provide safe and comfortable extractions. He complies with all state and federal regulations to keep you very safe.
The extraction procedure involves gently rocking the tooth back and forth to remove it. If the wisdom teeth are unerupted, we will make a small incision and gently remove the teeth one piece at a time. We will provide you with detailed after-care instructions so that you can see the best results from your procedure.
To schedule a consultation or to learn more about our services, contact Desert Creek Dental today. We look forward to giving you the ultimate patient experience!