Wisdom Teeth Removal from Jason A. Monroe DDS
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Millions of people have their wisdom teeth extracted every year due to pain or the potential threat to other teeth. Your third molars, or wisdom teeth, usually develop between the ages of 14 and 24 however, many keep these teeth for much longer and can be at risk for developing oral health issues. At Village Green Dental, Dr. Jason Monroe and his team extract the wisdom teeth that are negatively impacting your smile. With a comprehensive evaluation, we can determine if they need to be removed to preserve your oral health.
Why Have Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Wisdom teeth can contribute to crowding and discomfort as they erupt. Third molars often become impacted, or partly covered by soft tissues, as they attempt to completely push through the gums. When they do push through, they can sometimes come in crooked or start to press against neighboring teeth.
The most common problem with wisdom teeth eruption is pericoronitis or a localized gum infection. Gum tissue around the wisdom tooth can become irritated because there is not enough room for the tooth to come through. Cysts can also develop and slowly expand causing harm to the adjacent jaw bone and teeth.
The longer you wait to have your wisdom teeth removed, the more difficult the procedure can become. As the wisdom teeth develop, the roots become longer, and the bone surrounding it gets denser. Healing time may also be slower, and there is a higher chance of infection.
Dr. Monroe and his team understand that the more you know about your care, the more confident you can feel during the process. Before any procedure takes place, we will sit down with you to go over all the steps involved in extraction, answer all questions, and discuss sedation options.
Village Green Dental Provides Professional Wisdom Teeth Extractions
While some patients decide to have their wisdom teeth removed using only a local anesthesia, we do offer oral sedation or nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help patients overcome any anxiety. No matter the form of sedation used, we stay acutely aware of our patients’ comfort throughout the procedure.
This procedure can permanently change your oral structure, so Dr. Monroe would only suggest this treatment after first establishing you have a healthy foundation. He recommends that extraction be a planned procedure so that you have adequate time to heal. Call our Aurora dental office today and schedule an evaluation to see if wisdom tooth extraction can benefit your overall oral health.