Wisdom Teeth Removal
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Do you still have your wisdom teeth? Have you been putting off their removal? If so, Allred Family Dentistry can help. At some point in your life, most everyone requires that his or her wisdom teeth be extracted as a measure of preventative dentistry. A number of painful and lasting problems can occur due to the arrival of wisdom teeth. But with today’s dental technology, this procedure has been improved to maximize your comfort and speed along your recovery time.
Before extracting your wisdom teeth, your Allred Family dentist will administer a local or general anesthetic, based on your own needs and patient history. Then your dentist will open up the gum tissue over the tooth, remove any bone covering the tooth, separate any connective tissue, and remove the tooth itself. If necessary, your doctor will use stitches to close up the surgical wound.
In most cases, your recovery from wisdom tooth extraction will only last a few days. Your Allred Family Dentistry team will provide with you with detailed information on the do’s and don’ts of recovery, and you will be prescribed medication to manage any pain. Finally, you’ll have peace of mind knowing you’re no longer at risk for the many problems wisdom teeth can present!
Damage to the nerve tissue inside of a tooth sometimes requires a root canal procedure.