Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars that usually develop during your late teens or early adulthood. Usually, these teeth grow in without any issues. Unfortunately, wisdom teeth can cause problems if your mouth isn’t large enough to accommodate their growth. This crowding can cause discomfort and usually calls for wisdom teeth removal surgery.
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL SURGERY
To ensure sure that your teeth remain healthy and pain-free, schedule a consultation with Dr. Allan S. Thomas. After a quick digital x-ray evaluation, we can determine whether your developing wisdom teeth will cause any problems down the road. Our team is happy to offer this service to patients from the Sandy, Utah area.
After a complete consultation, Dr. Thomas will let you know whether or not your wisdom teeth need to be removed. Wisdom teeth removal surgery is quick and very similar to regular tooth extractions. Depending on the initial evaluation, extraction alone may not be enough and further treatments may be necessary.
ANESTHESIA FOR WISDOM TEETH EXTRACTION
To help you feel at ease throughout the procedure, anesthesia is commonly used during wisdom teeth removal. Our sedation dentists will choose the best anesthetic for you, based on your personal preferences, your pain tolerance, and the severity of your situation. General or local anesthetic are the two most common options.
The days following your procedure will likely leave you sore and drowsy. As your mouth heals over the next week, you should avoid smoking, crunchy snacks, and hot drinks. Before your extraction appointment, we’ll review the proper steps for a speedy healing process with you, as well as how to protect against infection.
GET AN EXTRACTION CONSULTATION TODAY
If you’re looking for wisdom tooth extraction near Sandy, UT, contact our team at Dr. Allan S. Thomas Cosmetic & General Dentistry. Call us at 801-322-4900 to schedule a consultation today!