Wisdom Tooth Extractions - El Reno, OK
Safe & Comfortable Wisdom Tooth Care
The wisdom teeth (the last set of molars that usually start to come in around someone’s late teens or early twenties) are the most often extracted teeth in the world. Why? Because most people simply don’t have enough room for them in their mouths, meaning they usually become stuck and cause pain. Removing them involves a minor surgical procedure, and rather than forcing you to visit a specialist, you can get everything you need right at home here at El Reno Family Dentistry. If your wisdom teeth are causing you trouble, or if your child is around the age when they usually appear, be sure to give us a call so we can take care of them quickly and easily with comfortable wisdom tooth extractions in El Reno, OK.
Why Choose El Reno Family Dentistry for Wisdom Tooth Extractions?
- Multiple Sedation Options to Guarantee Comfort
- Dentists with Advanced Dental Training
- Brand-New, State-of-the-Art Dental Office
When is a Wisdom Tooth Extraction Really Necessary?
For a lucky few, their wisdom teeth come in without any issue. But, for the majority of people, they become trapped within the gums and jawbone, or impacted. This can lead to a variety of unpleasant symptoms, including:
- Pain toward the back of the mouth
- A flap in the gums that traps food
- Swollen or sensitive gums
- Pressure or crowding among the back teeth
- Oral pain in conjunction with a fever (which points toward an infection)
If a patient reports or shows any of these symptoms, the most direct solution is to simply remove the teeth, as they will most likely not be able to erupt on their own (and these issues will only worsen over time).
Like we touched on above, a wisdom tooth extraction is a minor surgical procedure, so taking the right steps at home afterward is very important when it comes to making a fast and full recovery. Following the procedure, a patient should:
- Replace the gauze every few hours to help control the bleeding
- NOT spit, drink with a straw, or chew near the surgery site for the first 24 hours (this allows a blood clot to form, which is important for healing)
- Take the rest of the surgery day off and relax so the gums can heal
- Stick to a soft food diet for the first few days
- Avoid brushing and flossing near the treatment site