Wisdom Teeth Removal in a Comfortable Office
Most people experience wisdom teeth, or third molars, breaking through their gums between ages 16 and 20. In many cases, there is not enough room for wisdom teeth to fit, which may cause additional dental problems. In these cases, the wisdom teeth must be removed.
Getting your wisdom teeth extracted is a routine procedure, which can be performed by an oral surgeon or sometimes an experienced dentist.
Why Do I Need My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Wisdom teeth can:
- Grow sideways
- Partially erupt
- Remain trapped beneath the gum and bone; commonly referred to as impacted.
These problems can lead to pain, swelling, stiffness, illness, and the misalignment of healthy teeth.
Usually oral surgeons recommend that patients get their wisdom teeth removed when they are younger because there are fewer complications with extractions and patient recovery time. The procedure for getting your wisdom teeth removed can take place under local anesthetic or under general anesthetic, depending on your preference.
Choosing an Oral Surgeon
The team at Colorado Dental Group includes an oral surgeon and a number of other dental professionals who work together to give you a comprehensive visit. Most patients will visit the oral surgeon for wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, corrective jaw surgery or oral pathology.
To set up an appointment with an oral surgeon, please call us at 719-355-2702 or fill out the form on our website. If you’re not sure if you need a surgeon, you can set up a consultation with one of our dentists who can assess your case.