Wisdom Teeth Removal
An impacted wisdom tooth can cause severe pain and long-term dental health issues if it's not extracted.
Dr. Aaron J. Osga is a highly skilled dentist who can remove your wisdom tooth with a nearly painless procedure.
Learn how removing your wisdom tooth at our Henderson, NV, practice can greatly benefit your oral health...
The Wisdom in Removing Third Molars
Third molars, more commonly known as wisdom teeth, generally erupt from our late teens to early 20s. When a wisdom tooth fails to erupt properly, the tooth can crowd the adjacent teeth and cause different oral health issues. Ultimately, impacted teeth can cause significant discomfort and damage to your other teeth.
Dr. Osga in Henderson, NV, can remove your wisdom tooth before it causes significant damage and chronic pain. The team at Carepoint Dental uses the latest dental techniques and technology to ensure your comfort and safety.
Reasons Why We Remove Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth that are impacted can cause consistent discomfort as they press into your second molars. The gum tissue around these teeth may become swollen and tender, increasing the risk of developing an infection.
Impacted wisdom teeth can make it difficult to brush and floss around the molars, which could lead to cavities, gum disease, and even dental abscesses. Early wisdom teeth removal can prevent these problems.
Impacted wisdom teeth crowd adjacent teeth and can even cause them to shift position. Tooth misalignment can cause issues like temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) and make your teeth harder to keep clean.
Dr. Osga Can Extract Impacted Wisdom Teeth You Don't Need an Oral Surgeon for Wisdom Tooth Removal
Some people may not seek dental treatment because they think they need an oral surgeon to perform the procedure. When it comes to impacted wisdom teeth, dentists can be just as capable as oral surgeons in safely removing the teeth.
Dr. Aaron J. Osga has the training to safely perform wisdom tooth removal here at Carepoint Dental.
Don't delay treatment if you have an impacted wisdom tooth. It can cause continuous pain and shift your other teeth if left untreated. Wisdom teeth removal at Carepoint Dental in Henderson, NV, is fast and virtually painless. Request a consultation or contact us by phone.
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How We Remove Wisdom Teeth
The Wisdom Tooth Removal Procedure
An oral surgeon isn't necessary to remove an impacted wisdom tooth. Dr. Osga can perform the procedure himself.
Recovering from Wisdom Tooth Removal
Eat Soft Foods
Patients should eat soft foods like smoothies, pasta, and ice cream after their wisdom teeth removal. Eating crunchy, hard, chewy, or hot foods can disrupt tissue at the surgical site. These foods can also dislodge the blood clot.
Tobacco products inhibit your ability to heal. Smoking will increase your risk of developing a dry socket. Dry socket is a very painful condition in which the bone and underlying nerves are fully exposed and susceptible to infection.
Use Gauze Packs
Over the first few days after your wisdom tooth is removed, the treatment site will bleed. To limit the bleeding, gauze packs should be used at the extraction site. Apply steady pressure for 15 minutes. Repeat as often as necessary.
Depending on your condition after oral surgery, Dr. Osga may prescribe antibiotics and pain relievers. If you are prescribed medication, follow all instructions for a speedy recovery.