Wisdom Teeth Removal
Gentle Care for Your Healthiest Smile
Despite the positive connotations of their name, wisdom teeth can end up causing pain and dental problems. If you or your child are suffering because of these teeth growing in, our experienced and compassionate dentists can help you with painless wisdom teeth removal in Albemarle, NC, and the Davidson and Ballantyne, NC, areas.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are also known as the third molars. These are the last set of molars to erupt in the back of your mouth, usually in your late teens to early twenties. While some people have no issues and their wisdom teeth erupt with enough room to grow naturally, some people experience problems with their third molars. The teeth may grow in at an angle instead of straight through the gum line, leading to a problem called impaction. Impacted wisdom teeth have the potential to cause damage to the jaws and teeth.
When Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
If wisdom teeth are anticipated to cause future problems for a patient, preventive wisdom teeth removal may be recommended. Additionally, if you have impacted wisdom teeth, you’ll likely need them pulled if you experience tooth decay in a partially erupted tooth, damage to nearby teeth or surrounding bone, pain, infection, and gum disease.
Procedure & Aftercare
Wisdom teeth removal is a surgery performed to remove one or more wisdom teeth. It can be performed even if you do not currently have problems with an impacted wisdom tooth, in order to prevent future dental problems. Older adults may experience difficulty with this surgery, whereas complications from wisdom teeth removal happen less in younger adults. During the procedure, our expert will make an incision in the gum tissue, cut the tooth into sections, remove the tooth, clean the debris, and stitch the wound if necessary. After this, gauze will be placed over the wound to help a blood clot form.
Be sure to follow all instructions for aftercare to promote proper healing and maximum comfort. If you have any issues following your extraction, do not hesitate to contact our office. Our priority is to make your experience with your wisdom tooth extraction as comfortable as possible.
Contact Us for Wisdom Teeth Removal in Albemarle, NC & the Davidson & Ballantyne, NC, Areas
To experience our 5-star-rated dental care, schedule your consultation today by calling (704) 474-9017 to reach our Albemarle location or (704) 997-3164 to reach our Davidson location. You may also use our convenient online form. Your appointment includes the following:
- Tour the Office
- Meet the Team
- Discuss Your Goals
- Oral Exam & Cleaning
- Expert Consultation
During your appointment, we will take the time to answer all your questions about our cutting-edge treatment options, advanced technology, flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us!