Third molars, or wisdom teeth, are the final set of permanent teeth to erupt through the gums. Wisdom teeth are usually more problematic than they are beneficial. Wisdom teeth removal is not mandatory, but it is protective. These third molars are unnecessary for proper chewing and speaking, and they can result in health complications.
Many doctors and patients believe that wisdom teeth removal is a smart procedure for anyone who wants to safeguard their smile. You can learn more about the reasons for wisdom teeth extraction on our “Why do Wisdom Teeth Need to be Removed?” page.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure
When patients hear the words “wisdom teeth extraction,” they tend to get nervous. Good news: with modern dental advancements, wisdom teeth surgery is simple, comfortable, and quick.
Before your wisdom teeth removal, you can share your concerns and preferences with our oral surgeon. Dr. Kim is a caring and experienced doctor who is happy to customize your experience to suit your needs.
We want you to feel prepared when you come in for a wisdom teeth surgery. You can expect a process that goes just like this:
- Consultation | Your oral surgeon will conduct an examination and locate your wisdom teeth. He will tell you more about your unique needs and you can ask questions about the procedure.
- Preparation | When you return for your wisdom teeth extraction, Dr. Kim will provide you with a local anesthetic to numb the areas around the wisdom teeth. You may also opt for sedation dentistry to maintain maximum comfort and relaxation.
- Removal | If the wisdom teeth have already erupted, Dr. Kim will gently remove them by rocking them back and forth. If they haven’t yet erupted, he will make small incisions in the gums. He will then remove the wisdom teeth piece by piece. Most patients are in and out of our office within an hour!
Wisdom teeth removal recovery takes a few days but is not particularly intensive or painful. You can trust oral surgeon Dr. Kim to make your extraction experience as smooth as possible!
To learn more about protecting your smile with wisdom teeth removal, call us at Providence Dental today.