Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth removal from the dental team you know and trust in Franklin and Centerville Areas
Do you have recurring jaw stiffness or mouth irritation? It could be your body’s way of telling you that wisdom teeth are coming in . . . or trying to. Don’t put off having it checked because you think you will have to see a specialist, or are concerned that extraction will be uncomfortable. Wisdom teeth removal is one of the services provided at K&E Advanced Dentistry, with offices in Franklin, and Centerville. Your third molar problems can be addressed by the dental team you know and trust, in a familiar setting, with sedation for a stress-free experience.
Why wisdom teeth sometimes require extraction:
- They are impacted. Because these molars come in last, they can become trapped by other teeth, unable to emerge through jawbone or gum tissue. This condition may trigger mouth pain, TMJ problems, or soft tissue infection.
- They come in at an angle. When wisdom teeth are not straight, they may disrupt the positions of healthy teeth.
- Your jaw isn’t big enough for an extra set of molars.
- They are contributing to gum disease or cavities. Wisdom teeth can make it difficult to brush and floss properly.
The good news is that you don’t need them. Wisdom teeth were once necessary to grind coarse, raw foods. Modern diets don’t create a need for that level of bite force.
At your initial consultation, the dentist explains the extraction process and talks with you about sedation options – nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, or intravenous sedation, as well as numbing for pain control. The extraction is handled at our dental office, and typically takes less than an hour. You are given thorough aftercare instructions, which vary depending on whether the surgery required gum incisions. Most patients are up and around the same day, and return to normal eating within a few days.