In most cases, a “simple extraction” procedure is used to remove teeth that are too damaged or decayed to be repaired.
Simple extraction can be performed on a tooth that is visible and easy to access. The doctor uses traditional forceps and elevator instruments to lift and remove the unwanted tooth. However, the wisdom teeth removal procedure can be more complicated and may require surgical extraction.
Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars and the last teeth to develop for most people. They usually emerge during the late teens or early twenties. For some lucky people, wisdom teeth don’t cause any problems at all. But for others, extraction is necessary.
One common reason that wisdom teeth are removed is because of impaction.
Impaction means that the tooth fails to erupt completely through the gum and becomes fully visible. Even those wisdom teeth that do fully erupt can grow at crooked angles, causing problems with the bite. Otherwise, healthy molars can be hard to reach with a toothbrush or floss, which may lead to poor oral hygiene. In some cases, the extra molars can cause crowding in the mouth and push other teeth out of alignment.If you’re still wondering why are wisdom teeth removed, imagine living with these symptoms long-term:
If you’re concerned about wisdom tooth extraction in the Casper, Rock Springs or Lander area, call WY Implants and Surgical Arts for a consultation as soon as possible. Ignoring painful or impacted wisdom teeth can cause additional complications. Extraction is a common outpatient procedure. Most patients recover easily with no problems.
There are few complications related to the removal of a wisdom tooth.
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The most common is called dry socket. Dry socket is preventable and easily treated if it happens. To reduce the chances of complications, our office will provide you with complete instructions for your wisdom teeth removal aftercare.
The most important consideration in your recovery is limiting pain. Be prepared by stocking up on ice packs and over-the-counter painkillers at home. The doctor may prescribe pain medication, but for most of our patients, products such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen are enough to control the pain.
During the initial consultation, Dr. Haque will discuss the best approach for your extraction. Options for anesthesia include local anesthetic, oral medication, nitrous oxide or sedation (general anesthesia).
If general anesthesia is needed, some preliminary tests may be required to ensure your safety. You may be asked to stop taking certain medications prior to your oral surgery, especially blood thinners.
The friendly staff at WY Implants and Surgical Arts will guide you through the entire procedure after you arrive at your appointment. If an X-ray hasn’t already been taken, we will take one at this time.
If you’re awake for the extraction, you may hear the sounds of grinding or cracking. Once the tooth is removed, the doctor will stitch up the gum and pack it with a thick layer of gauze to absorb the blood and encourage your body’s natural clotting process. This gauze will need to be changed several times during the course of your recovery.
From start to finish, Dr. Haque and the team will do everything they can to limit your discomfort during the procedure.
Dr. Shaziya Haque
Dr. Haque has performed countless wisdom tooth extractions. She and her caring staff members will be happy to answer all of your questions pre- and post-surgery. Our goal is to make your experience as easy as possible. From the first consultation to your last day of recovery, we are here to care for you. Contact WY Implants and Surgical Arts for more information about the process and benefits of wisdom tooth extraction.
Since the third set of molars come in early in life for most people, taking care of them right away can prevent a host of future dental problems.
Of course, for those who need their wisdom teeth to be removed because of pain, infection or the discomfort of overcrowding, the benefits will be immediate.
Whether they are causing a problem now or you’re concerned they will cause problems in the future, contact one of our offices in Casper, Rock Springs or Lander for a consultation about your wisdom teeth. Dr. Haque will advise you on the best procedure for protecting your oral health.