Most people need to have their wisdom teeth (also known as third molars) removed at some point in their life. They can cause pain and crowd healthy teeth, often resulting in decay and infection.
We often recommend our patients have their wisdom teeth removed during their late teenage years or early twenties. When the wisdom teeth are removed at this time they are smaller, which can result in a less complicated surgery and shorter recovery time.
Do I Need My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Our West Reno dental team can determine if your wisdom teeth will likely cause problems for your healthy teeth and gums through a complete oral exam and x-ray imaging.
Most dentists agree that there just isn’t enough room for wisdom teeth in the average person’s mouth because our jaws don’t grow large enough. Since there isn’t space for these teeth to property erupt from the gums, they often emerge at an angle.
When wisdom teeth come in at an angle, it negatively affects your bite and can create an area where food particles get trapped. This can lead lead to tooth decay, painful inflammation, and infection.
Having your wisdom teeth removed is an important step in keeping your smile healthy and decay-free for years to come!
What Can I Expect When My Wisdom Teeth Are Removed?
Most of our west Reno dental patients prefer to be sedated while their wisdom teeth are being removed. Dr. Davis and can discuss your sedation dentistry options with you to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible during the procedure.
On the day of your wisdom teeth extraction, you will need to bring someone with you who can drive you home once the extraction has been completed. The extraction procedure generally takes 30 to 60 minutes.
Thanks to modern dentistry, wisdom teeth removal is now done in a way that promotes quick healing and minimal discomfort following the procedure.
Schedule Your Wisdom Teeth Consultation With West Reno Dental Today!
Do you have a wisdom tooth causing you pain? Are you noticing swelling in your gums near your second or third molars?
Don't wait any longer! Call us today to schedule a consultation to discuss when your wisdom teeth should be removed. A consultation at our West Reno dental office is the best way to answer any questions you have about wisdom teeth or any other oral health issues you’re experiencing.
We offer oral surgery services for other issues such as a root canal.