How We Comfortably Extract Wisdom Teeth

santa rosa extracting wisdom teethWe offer an array of oral surgical procedures to address missing teeth and even treat facial trauma and poor jaw symmetry. But we can also preserve your smile by removing wisdom teeth with a safe and gentle tooth extraction. In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa , CA, oral and maxillofacial surgeons talk about extracting wisdom teeth.

The Arrival of Your Third Molars

The trouble starts in our late teens or early 20s. At this stage, one or all of the wisdom teeth could erupt. This means up to four new teeth are pushed into your smile. For some, this may not cause complications. But for most, this means dental misalignment as the teeth become crooked and crowded, overlapping one another. The third molars could also only partially erupt, causing a painful dental impaction. Infection and damaged teeth could occur as well. Essentially, you develop major changes to your smile’s health, function, and beauty. However, we can prevent this by removing the teeth before they even erupt!

Anesthesia and Sedation

A tooth extraction is an oral surgery that we use to help protect teeth from serious complications. We know you may feel a little nervous, but don’t worry, we take steps to ensure you’re comfortable and relaxed the entire time! Our team will apply a local anesthetic to the area where the teeth will be extracted. We also have three forms of dental sedation: nitrous oxide, oral, and IV, and the option we choose will depend on your medical history, age, weight, and other factors. A trained anesthesiologist will be on hand the entire time, and our team has had experience with sedation in hospital surgery situations.

Tooth Extraction

When you’re comfortable and ready, we will open the gums above the wisdom teeth to carefully remove them. We then suture the area closed and may provide special mediations to the area. A friend or family will bring you home, and we will provide detailed aftercare instructions and prescriptions for certain medications to ensure your smile heals properly. Sutures will be removed in a future visit as well. This helps save your smile, so you can enjoy not only good oral health and function, but a beautiful smile as well!

If you have any questions about tackling wisdom teeth for yourself or a member of your family, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help people of all ages in our community enjoy optimal oral health, and we often work alongside your general dentist or orthodontist as well.

Do You Need a Tooth Extraction?

Our team would like to help you enjoy a healthy smile that looks great too. If you would like to learn more about how we remove teeth to prevent major complications, then contact your Santa Rosa, CA, oral surgeons by calling 707-545-4625.