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Wisdom Teeth Extractions – Grants Pass, OR

Preventing Problems in the Future

At some point in their lives, most people have faced the discomfort and oral health problems associated with wisdom teeth growing in. That’s why many dentists recommend removing these additional third molars before they have a chance to cause issues. Wisdom teeth typically need to be removed by the ages 17 and 25. Even though the thought of having an “extraction” sounds scary and painful, there’s no need to worry. At Premier Care Dental, our patients’ comfort is one of our top priorities, and we strive to make every wisdom tooth extraction pain-free.

What are Wisdom Teeth?

teenager smiling in a school hallway

You may have seen illustrations of the mouth with wisdom teeth growing through either side of the jaw. These back teeth are often referred to as your “third molars,” and are usually the last teeth to grow through your gumline. They often become impacted, or stuck beneath the gum, because there isn’t enough room in the mouth for them to grow in. Patients whose third molars are impacted usually experience a variety of uncomfortable symptoms like swelling, pain, and general tenderness in the gums. In these cases, we usually remove them to ensure that your oral health is preserved.

Why Do I Need To Have My Wisdom Teeth Extracted?

computer illustration of a mouth with wisdom teeth growing in

There are several preventive reasons why people choose to have their wisdom teeth extracted in Grants Pass. Some of these include:

  • Your wisdom teeth are causing you pain.
  • The wisdom teeth don’t have enough room to grow in.
  • The teeth are pressing against your surrounding teeth, causing them to become misaligned.
  • Your wisdom teeth are growing in at an angle.

When your wisdom teeth in Grants Pass can potentially cause you oral health problems in the future, it’s a good idea to consider having them extracted.

How Does The Extraction Process Work?

person holding their jaw in pain

Our dentist in Grants Pass has completed countless teeth extractions and is committed to ensuring that you remain comfortable and relaxed throughout the procedure. To start, we’ll administer local aesthesia to completely numb the area where your wisdom tooth extraction will take place.

If your teeth have begun to peek through the surface of your gums, we’ll remove them by gently rocking them back and forth until they naturally detach. If your teeth are impacted, we’ll need to create a small incision in your gums to remove them. For more complicated cases, we may need to divide your teeth into smaller pieces to remove them more easily.

After your wisdom teeth extraction in Grants Pass is complete, we’ll place a piece of gauze on the area to help the blood clot and stop any bleeding. Many patients experience some tenderness, swelling, and general discomfort for the following couple of days after their procedure. To help make you more comfortable, we’ll provide you with any necessary medication and instruction for a fast and easy recovery.

If you’ve been putting off getting your wisdom teeth removed because you thought the experience would be uncomfortable, be sure to contact our office. We’ll walk you through every step of the treatment and make sure to put your nerves to rest.