Wisdom Teeth Removal
A great smile has a full complement of healthy, properly aligned teeth. The health of your teeth requires that each has room to grow. Wisdom teeth often become impacted, or crowd the adjacent teeth, threatening their health as well. When a wisdom tooth comes in, it can create pressure on those other teeth, forcing them out of alignment and even damaging them in the process.
In such cases, wisdom teeth must be removed. Our approach to dentistry always prioritizes the preservation of your natural teeth wherever possible with general dentistry, so we only extract when absolutely necessary. When wisdom teeth extraction can save your other teeth and preserve your smile, the Lakewood Dental team does so gently with your comfort foremost in our minds.
Keeping a Healthy Smile
Wisdom teeth are the last of your teeth to come in. When they do, there isn’t always enough room for them to erupt from the gums at the proper angle. That can also lead to problems for the existing teeth and put you at risk of infection and cause pain.
Removal of your wisdom teeth will allow you to chew properly, maintain a great smile, and avoid potentially damaging your healthy teeth in the future. Your wisdom teeth, or third molars, are not essential for chewing or even a full smile. You can count on your Lakewood Dental team to remove them gently for you.
After your wisdom teeth have been removed, you may experience a bit of swelling and bleeding. This is normal and will only last a few days, during which you will want to avoid solid foods, coffee, and carbonated beverages. You will need to wait 24 hours before brushing.
You may take a pain reliever medication and use ice packs if necessary to alleviate discomfort and reduce swelling. Your smile will look great, and you’ll be back to normal before you know it.
Contact Lakewood Dental Trails today to schedule a consulation for wisdom teethe removal.