The term wisdom tooth might sound pleasant, but the pain associated with it is not. Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that people normally grow by the time they get to their twenties. Wisdom teeth usually aren’t a problem and grow properly without any complications or the need for wisdom tooth extraction.
However, there are certain instances when the mouth is so crowded that there is insufficient room for wisdom teeth to grow, which can result in pain and discomfort. During these times, there’s no other choice but to opt for a wisdom tooth removal.
The Wisdom Teeth Extraction Procedure
To keep your teeth healthy and pain free, consider getting a consultation from Dr. Allan S. Thomas. With a quick digital x-ray diagnosis, we can find out whether your growing wisdom teeth will cause problems in the future and need a wisdom tooth removal treatment. We perform this for many patients from the Holladay and Salt Lake City areas in Utah.
If deemed necessary, your wisdom teeth may need to be removed. The wisdom tooth removal process is pretty simple and very similar to a regular tooth extraction. Depending on the initial diagnosis, the wisdom tooth extraction may not be enough to pull out all of the wisdom teeth and further measures may be needed.
To help you feel at ease during the procedure, we can use anesthesia. The amount and kind of anesthetic the sedation dentist uses is completely dependent on the severity of the situation, your pain threshold, and your specific instructions. General or local anesthetic are the two common options.
Dr. Thomas and his team are careful to make sure you are comfortable through the entire wisdom tooth removal process. The healing process over the post treatment days might find you a little down and out. Don’t worry, we will brief you on the proper steps that you should take to ensure that infections don’t occur and that your recovery is as smooth as possible.
If you are worried about the potential wisdom teeth problems for yourself or anyone in your family, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Allan S. Thomas at (801) 441-2233 today. If you or your family have a dental phobia or anxiety, sedation dentistry may be what you need. You won’t regret addressing this issue before it becomes a big problem.