Patients who have a history of wisdom teeth problems will be more familiar with dental extractions in Shawnee, KS than others. At Dental Care Shawnee in Shawnee, KS, we extract multiple wisdom teeth each month. There are other reasons for extractions like damaged and infected teeth that are no longer viable.
Problems due to wisdom teeth, however, are more common than people think. The bulk of the extractions we perform at Dental Care Shawnee are wisdom teeth. Rest assured that our dentists have the training and experience to perform different types of extractions with great outcomes and little to no complications. You will be given instructions on what to do after the extraction to make sure you have the best recovery possible.
An extraction is the complete removal of a tooth. There are simple and surgical extractions. If a tooth can be pulled out, it’s a simple extraction. Teeth that are under the gum line will need surgical extractions. A surgical extraction involves creating an incision in the gums to free the tooth. Recovery from a surgical extraction can be tougher than recovering from a simple extraction as the gums are traumatized.
Wisdom teeth are accessory teeth, and their absence doesn’t lead to any deficits. Some people never grow wisdom teeth and never have to worry about them. Others, however, can have problems because of wisdom teeth. The good thing is that wisdom teeth don’t need to be replaced once removed. Instead of risking damage to your essential teeth, we can extract the causative wisdom tooth and eliminate the problem.
When looking for extraction near you, you’ll probably be thinking about how much it’ll hurt. At Dental Care Shawnee, we’ll do everything we can to make sure it doesn’t hurt at all. Local anesthesia is almost always enough for all simple extractions and many surgical extractions. If we think the procedure will take longer or the patient is uncomfortable, we can use oral or inhalation sedatives.
You will continue to feel numb for a few hours after the procedure.