Partial eruption of a wisdom tooth can create an opening for bacteria and infection, leading to pain, swelling, stiffness, and potential illness. Additionally, the pressure from a wisdom tooth trying to erupt can disrupt the alignment of the other teeth. In some cases, the presence of tumors or cysts may further damage the teeth and jawbone. Therefore, early removal of wisdom teeth is recommended to avoid these issues.
To determine the position of the wisdom teeth, an oral examination and x-rays are necessary. Early evaluation and treatment yield better outcomes statistically, and typically, patients are evaluated by oral surgeons, dentists, or orthodontists in their mid-teens. Our doctors are highly skilled and licensed in administering various types of anesthesia, ensuring patients' comfort during the procedure.
Local or general anesthesia, or nitrous oxide (laughing gas), are commonly used during wisdom tooth removal. The nature of these options, as well as potential risks, will be thoroughly discussed with you prior to the surgery. After the extraction, the gum will be sutured and you will be instructed to bite down on gauze to minimize bleeding. A postoperative kit with instructions, prescriptions, and follow-up appointments will be provided upon discharge. If you have any questions after the procedure, our office is available for assistance.
At Summit Oral Surgery & Implant Center, we prioritize safety and comfort. Our staff is highly experienced in administering anesthesia, and we utilize contemporary monitoring equipment for state-of-the-art care.
Aspire Surgical operates 7 surgical centers in and around Salt Lake City UT. Our team of highly qualified oral surgeons will perform your wisdom teeth extraction near you. To learn more about wisdom teeth removal, please call or visit us today. We are committed to keeping your smile in the best possible health.Locations