The words wisdom tooth might sound good, but the pain they bring if infected isn’t. Wisdom teeth are the last group of molars that come through in your late teens or early adulthood. And though wisdom teeth aren’t always an issue, they can be if the teeth are too crowded for the new teeth to form. This overpopulation causes pain and discomfort and calls for surgery on your wisdom teeth.
The Wisdom Teeth Extraction Procedure
Unsure if your wisdom teeth should be removed? Schedule an evaluation with Dr. Allan S. Thomas. With a quick digital x-ray evaluation, we can find out whether your developing wisdom teeth will cause problems in the future and need removal surgery. Our team performs this for many patients in the West Jordan, Utah region from our office in Salt Lake City.
If deemed necessary, your wisdom teeth will need to be removed. The wisdom tooth removal surgery is quick and similar to other tooth extractions. Depending on the initial diagnosis, it might not be enough to pull out all the wisdom teeth and more treatments may be needed.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction Anesthesia
To help you are at ease during the procedure, we give you the option to choose anesthesia. It all depends on the severity of your case, your pain threshold and any personal requests. Anesthetic commonly is available in local and general.
The post-treatment days will most likely leave you drowsy and sore. Avoid smoking, hot drinks and crunchy snacks over the first several days or so. Before your extraction, we’ll review steps for proper recovery to prevent infections and ensure your healing is as smooth as it can be.
Reserve a Wisdom Tooth Consultation Today
If you need wisdom teeth extraction near West Jordan, call the office of Allan S. Thomas DMD.