27 Sep The Importance Of Removing Wisdom Teeth
As people approach their late teens and early 20s, there is a real risk of up to four new molars erupting in the smile. For many, these could cause a host of serious complications. To preserve your smile, we recommend extracting them altogether. Your Great River Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in Dubuque, IA, offer a safe and comfortable wisdom tooth extraction.
The Facts About Wisdom Teeth
The third molars, also known as wisdom teeth, erupt in our late teens and early 20s. When they arrive, there is little room in the smile for them. Which means they could only partially erupt, causing an impaction. They could also damage nearby teeth to increase the risk of decay and infection. Misalignment is common too, which changes the smile’s health and appearance. To preserve the overall health, function, and beauty of your smile, we need to extract these teeth, preferably before they ever erupt!
Ensuring Your Comfort
Our team always strives to ensure your experience is a comfortable one. Our team members have undergone anesthesia training, so we can offer calming gents, as well as dental sedation. You enter a calm and relaxed state, often with little to no memory of the procedure, even if you’re technically conscious during treatment. Our team members have also received hospital-based surgical training, which means we can conduct these procedures with precision and accuracy, and taking into account not only your comfort, but for your esthetics too, whether we’re extracting wisdom teeth or completing a corrective jaw surgery.
Extraction and Healing
Our team will plan the procedure in detail with digital imaging technology, and once you’re comfortable and ready we will gently open the gums above these teeth and then remove them with a pair of forceps. We send you home with detailed aftercare instructions and prescriptions for any necessary medications. We want the area to clot and heal quickly, so you avoid complications like dry socket and can instead return to your normal routine after a day or town of rest. You should avoid straws, tobacco products, or prodding the area with your tongue, be very gentle when brushing and flossing, and enjoy soft foods for the first day.
If you have any questions about the process of extracting your wisdom teeth and preserving your smile’s health, function, and beauty, or about our other oral surgical procedures, such as dental implant placement, jaw surgery, or bone grafting, then please reach out to our team today. We want to help you enjoy optimal oral health, and a smile that makes you feel confident.
Schedule an Appointment With Our Offices in Dubuque and Clinton IA, and Platteville, WI!
When you have wisdom teeth soon to erupt, we want to offer an extraction to safeguard your smile. To learn more, contact our team at the Great River Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery by calling our Dubuque location at (563) 557-1440, Clinton at (563) 259-4349, and Platteville at (608) 348-8955.