Wisdom Teeth Removal - Kingman, AZ

Wisdom Teeth Removal: What You Need to Know

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Expert Wisdom Teeth Removal at Kingman Family Dentistry

Wisdom teeth cause problems because of the way they develop over time. If you get your wisdom teeth removed when they first start to grow, the procedure is easy to manage. However, if you wait too long, the roots become more prominent and harder to remove.

Why Do I Need to Remove My Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth usually grow during the late teen years or early adulthood. Removing wisdom teeth can protect the surrounding teeth and bone from damage. Damage can occur if the wisdom teeth do not come through properly or there is not enough room in the mouth for their placement. Removing wisdom teeth helps to prevent this damage and protects your health.

Another reason you should remove your wisdom teeth is that cleaning them properly at the back of your mouth is complex and potentially painful. Tooth decay can result from neglect.

dentist showing tooth extraction to woman
dentist showing tooth extraction to woman

Our Wisdom Tooth Removal Process

Wisdom teeth removal surgery removes the third set of molars, which can take 45 minutes to an hour. Typically, one to four wisdom teeth are removed during this procedure. Before the surgery, your dentist takes x-rays to check the position and number of teeth.

During the procedure, you may be put under anesthesia. This could be done by a nitrous oxide or IV sedation in your mouth, depending on the severity of the case and what you prefer. Your dentist will then use a scalpel to cut into your gums and remove your wisdom teeth. Stitches will be placed to close the wound, and you can start recovering. Ensure someone is ready to take you home after the treatment, as you cannot bring yourself home due to the anesthetics.

General Tooth Extractions

General tooth extractions come in a couple of varieties depending on the reason and particular case that requires a tooth to be extracted.

  • Simple tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth that is visible. This could either consist of a decayed or damaged tooth or a tooth needing extraction for braces. Simple tooth extractions are completed in half an hour by your dentist. An anesthetic will be applied, or conscious sedation can be used for healthier patients.
  • Surgical tooth extraction is a procedure done by an oral surgeon on teeth that are too broken or missing to be restored. Patients will receive anesthesia during the process to prevent pain.

What Causes a Tooth to be Extracted?

Even though we will do everything possible to save your teeth, sometimes extractions are necessary. There are various reasons for extraction, such as wisdom teeth pain or tooth decay. Other cases require the removal of a tooth to make space in your mouth for braces or prosthetics. If you must have a tooth extracted, you can trust that Dr. Lindsay will be considerate, gentle, and caring.

Wisdom Teeth Removal in Kingman, AZ

Removing wisdom teeth is essential for protecting your oral health. Wisdom teeth can cause damage to surrounding teeth and bone if they do not grow correctly or if there is not enough room in the mouth. Additionally, cleaning wisdom teeth can be complex, and neglecting to do so can result in tooth decay.

At Kingman Family Dentistry, we offer expert wisdom teeth removal and general tooth extractions. Our skilled dentists, Dr. John Lindsay and Dr. Allen Smith have a combined experience of over 25 years in dentistry and are passionate about helping our patients achieve their perfect smile. Contact us today at (928) 718-8668 or visit us here to schedule an appointment and experience personalized, high-quality dental care with our amazing dental team.

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