Wisdom Tooth Extractions
At Classic Smiles Dentistry in Austell, Georgia, we recommend that wisdom teeth be removed early, preferably during the mid to late teens, even if they haven’t emerged from the gums. Our staff understands the fear some patients have regarding a tooth extraction. At Classic Smiles Dentistry, our patient’s safety always comes first, and you can rest assured that your extraction procedure will be handled as professionally as possible by our staff.
Some reasons for wisdom tooth extractions
Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars, which start coming in between the ages of 17 and 25 in most people. Unfortunately, the arrival of these teeth often brings problems. The dentist may recommend removing some or all of your wisdom teeth to help alleviate any pain, swelling or infection you may currently have, or to avoid future problems. There are other reasons why you may want to have your wisdom teeth extracted. Some typical reasons are:
- Your jaw may not be large enough for the wisdom teeth to emerge from under the gums.
- The wisdom teeth are coming through the gums only part way or are coming in at an awkward angle.
- The impacted wisdom teeth are damaging the jawbone or other teeth.
At Classic Smiles Dentistry, our dentist will determine the position of your wisdom teeth and determine the type of extraction to be performed.
Wisdom tooth extraction procedure
Before your extractions, you will receive a thorough oral examination, including a routine X-ray, to determine the position and size of the teeth. Our doctor has been comprehensively trained to administer anesthesia, and our office offers multiple anesthetic options. You will choose whichever anesthetic you are most comfortable with. We also will provide you with instructions for your pre- and post-operative care. Be sure to provide your full medical history and a list of all medications you take.
At a later date, you will return to the office for your surgical appointment. The dentist will administer your anesthesia and ensure you are comfortable before beginning the procedure. First, the dentist will start by exposing the tooth/teeth in the gums, removing any bone or growths that may be blocking the removal path. Then, the dentist will carefully extract the tooth/teeth. In some cases, the doctor might break the tooth/teeth into smaller pieces to make the process easier. Once your procedure is completed, you will be sent home to rest and recuperate. In some cases, the dentist might prescribe prescription drugs to alleviate pain and/or avoid infection.
Our skilled surgeon and highly trained office staff will answer any questions you may have regarding wisdom teeth removal. Call Classic Smiles Dentistry for an appointment today at (770) 884-7342. At Classic Smiles, we do everything in our power to make sure you have a comfortable procedure with a rapid recovery and optimum result.