Summer Is A Great Time To Remove Wisdom Teeth

Summer Is A Great Time To Remove Wisdom Teeth

Platteville wisdom teeth

Now that summer break is starting for teens and college students, now is a great time to take on serious oral health issues, such as wisdom tooth extraction. When we take out these third molars, this helps prevent painful impactions and other complications! Your Great River Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in Platteville, WI, wants to help your teen start the fall with a healthier smile!

The Risks of Erupting Wisdom Teeth

When we approach adulthood, up to four new molars could erupt in our mouth. Unfortunately, there is no room for them, so their arrival often means serious complications. A painful partial eruption known as an impaction could occur, as could damaged teeth, infection, and even misalignment. To avoid these negative changes to the balance and beauty of the smile, we recommend removing these teeth before they erupt and cause trouble. Which is why for people in their late teens and early 20s, the start of summer is a great time to have this procedure done!

Removing Them Without Missing Classes

When you schedule a visit now for yourself or your teen, then we can remove the wisdom teeth before they erupt and do so without you missing classes for recovery and falling behind. Our team will conduct a detailed examination of your smile with digital x-rays, so we can pinpoint the position of these teeth and plan the extraction without encountering nerve tissues, blood vessels, or sinus cavities. The x-rays take seconds and the images are available instantly chairside, all while using 90% less radiation.

The Extraction Process

To ensure the procedure is not an uncomfortable one for you, we will administer a local anesthetic to the area where the tooth or teeth are erupting, and we can also provide dental sedation to help you enter a calm state, choosing from options like nitrous oxide, oral sedation or even IV sedation. When you are properly relaxed and calm, we can open the gums above the teeth to gently remove them. We then suture the area closed and a friend or family member can take you home. We will provide prescriptions for medications to help with the healing process and to keep you comfortable. Our team removes sutures in a follow-up visit, and you need to rest for 24 to 48 hours.

If you have any questions about removing wisdom teeth, then contact our team today.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Offices in Dubuque and Clinton IA, and Platteville, WI!

Our team wants to help you avoid the complications of wisdom tooth eruption! To learn more about the tooth extraction process, contact our team at the Great River Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery by calling our Dubuque location at (563) 557-1440, Clinton at (563) 259-4349and Platteville at (608) 348-8955.