Gentle Wisdom Teeth Removal
Most people need to have their wisdom teeth (also known as 3rd molars) removed. They can cause pain and crowd healthy teeth causing decay and infection. A great number of people will need to have wisdom teeth removed at some point.
Dr. Alptekin often recommends our patients have their wisdom teeth removed during their late teenage years or early 20s. When they are removed at this time they are smaller and often results in a less complicated surgery and shorter recovery time.
Do I Need My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
By conducting a complete oral examination and x-ray imaging of your mouth, Dr. Alptekin can evaluate the position of your wisdom teeth and more easily determine if your wisdom teeth will likely present future problems for your healthy teeth and gums.
Most dentists agree that there just isn’t enough room for these teeth in the average person’s mouth because our jaws don’t grow large enough. Since there isn’t space for these teeth to property erupt from the gums, they often emerge at an angle.
When wisdom teeth come in at an angle, it effects your bite, can create an area where food particles get caught and can cause decay or even an infection. Having your wisdom teeth removed is an important step in keeping your smile healthy and decay-free for years to come!
What Can I Expect During Removal?
Most of our Ashland dental patients prefer to be sedated while their wisdom teeth are being removed. Dr. Alptekin can discuss your sedation dentistry options with you to ensure you’re the most comfortable during the procedure.
On the day of your wisdom teeth extraction, you will need to bring someone with you who can drive you home once it is completed. The extraction procedure will take about 30 to 60 minutes. Thanks to modern dentistry, wisdom teeth removal is now done in a way that promotes quick healing and minimal discomfort following the procedure.
Schedule Your Consultation With Dr. Alptekin Today!
Do you have a wisdom tooth causing you pain? Are you noticing swelling in your gums near your second or third molars? Schedule a consultation with Metrowest Dental Care today to discuss when your wisdom teeth should be removed.
A consultation with Dr. Alptekin at our Ashland dental office is the best way to answer any questions you have about wisdom teeth or any other oral health issues you’re experiencing!
We provide Ashland residents with a safe and comfortable home for their dental care that utilizes modern technology for every family dentistry procedure.