Wisdom Teeth Removal
As the third molars and the last teeth to erupt in the mouth, wisdom teeth are often removed or extracted. This is because there is rarely enough room for them to come in without disrupting the position of adjacent teeth. When this happens, wisdom teeth are described as “impacted.” While impacted wisdom teeth can cause considerable pain, they may also result in a tooth infection or abscess. Even so, there are other reasons why wisdom teeth must be removed. In some instances, an individual’s mouth is simply not big enough to support them. In other cases, individuals may have existing tooth decay or gum disease. Thus, having an extra set of molars may make it difficult to maintain good oral care.
With a commitment to providing high value dentistry in a comfortable, rewarding environment, Dr. Ross and Dr. Shah at Feather Touch Dental Care in Atlanta maintain a reputation for providing gentle wisdom teeth removal. To schedule an appointment to discuss your general dentistry options, call today.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction—What to Expect
While wisdom tooth extractions provoke some level of anxiety among patients, many find that they feel more at ease following a thorough examination and discussion with their dentist or surgeon. That’s why Dr. Ross and Dr. Shah at Feather Touch Dental Care spend ample time with each patient, explaining their procedure and helping them know what to expect. With advanced technologies and providing ultimate comfort using the latest in IV sedation dentistry, patients rarely have memory of their extraction procedure. What’s more is that anti-inflammatory medications administered through the IV continue working following the procedure, so patients remain comfortable.
While it’s common to experience some amount of swelling and discomfort, detailed instructions are provided to help patients in the days following their wisdom teeth extraction. From cold compresses to prescription medication, patients can stay ahead of any pain or soreness as they recover.
Are you looking for an Atlanta dental practice that you can trust to remove your wisdom teeth? Contact Feather Touch Dental Care today.