If you’ve been wondering if your wisdom teeth are coming in correctly, or not, we can use advanced technology like intraoral cameras and 3D X-ray imaging to examine them in an in-depth manner that would have been impossible in the old days of dentistry. Keep reading to hear more about it, and what we might be able to do for you. Then give us a call at [phone} to request your gentle tooth removal consultation appointment.
Wisdom Teeth Are No Longer Needed
It is often a surprising bit of news for patients to hear that, in some cases, an extraction is the best thing you can do for your oral health.
You see, when teeth are already crowded, that eruption of wisdom teeth can create more severe problems. Since they come in so much later than other teeth, there often just isn’t enough space for wisdom teeth, which can disrupt the surrounding teeth, the jawbone, and even the nerves. Crooked wisdom teeth can create dental damage as well. What’s more, these teeth are often positioned so far back in the mouth that it’s next to impossible to keep them clean.
Another related issue is impacted teeth. If wisdom teeth don’t come completely through the gums, they can make it easier for bacteria to get in between teeth and gums. This can cause gum disease and other problems. Gum disease will eventually lead to tooth loss and worse. Nobody has time for that!
Try Us For Gentle Removal Of Wisdom Teeth
Don’t worry, we’ll go over everything again during your consultation. For now, just keep in mind that removing wisdom teeth isn’t radically different from other types of tooth extractions. We use our 3D imaging and other technology to carefully plan the extraction. Using this tool reveals the exact location of the teeth and makes us acutely aware of any possible complications before the procedure even begins.
If you are anxious, you shouldn’t be because we will use local anesthesia and can also take the relaxation further with dental sedation. Unlike most general dentists in the area, we offer a choice of three different kinds: inhaled sedation given through a small mask allows for some distracting euphoria; oral sedation in the form of a pill taken before the procedure provides a deeper level of relaxation; IV sedation administered intravenously keeps the patient in a dreamlike state throughout with little memory of the procedure afterward.
If we’re being honest, you should know that some post-op pain is to be expected, it’s usually a minor ache. If the pain sharpens or the area becomes more sensitive, let us know. We’ll make sure that there is no “dry socket” for you to contend with.
Call Now To Save Your Smile!
That’s the short and long of it. We hope you have been inspired by what you just heard. All you have to do now is call North Oaks Dental in Royal Oak, MI today at 248-712-1522 or contact us online to schedule that wisdom teeth removal consultation appointment. Our team has plenty of experience in this area and we promise to make it easy for you and your teen.