It’s quite common for wisdom teeth to come in crooked or cause your other teeth to crowd. That’s why extracting wisdom teeth is a regular procedure at Dobson Warner Dentistry. Dr. Hai Trang offers gentle, experienced oral surgery for men, women, and teens in Chandler, Arizona. When you need to have your wisdom teeth removed, call the office to schedule an appointment, or book online.
Wisdom teeth are your third and final set of molars. They usually erupt in your late teens and often come in out of alignment. Unfortunately, wisdom teeth often reside under your gum’s surface and aren’t even noticed until they become a problem.
Wisdom teeth are often removed for a variety of important reasons. They:
During your consultation with Dr. Trang, he’ll evaluate your mouth, take a comprehensive set of X-rays, and determine if your wisdom teeth need to come out.
Dr. Trang determines the method of extraction based on the location of your wisdom teeth and how far along they are in the development process. Occasionally, wisdom teeth are impacted and require specialized surgery.
Once Dr. Trang determines where your wisdom teeth are and how they’re growing, he customizes an extraction plan. In general, wisdom teeth removal is an outpatient procedure. You’ll be placed under local, sedation, or general anesthesia so that you won’t feel or remember anything from the surgery.
Dr. Trang uses the following steps to remove your wisdom teeth. He:
No matter what type of sedation Dr. Trang uses, you’ll need someone to attend the procedure with you so they can drive you home.
You can expect some residual swelling, bruising, and bleeding after the surgery. The blood flow may be quite heavy the first few hours, but it will taper off quickly. You’re likely to have some pain, so Dr. Trang prescribes some pain medications to help you control it.
Within a few days, you’ll be feeling yourself again and you can resume normal activities.
For excellent surgical care for wisdom teeth removal, call Dobson Warner Dentistry for a consultation or book online.