Wisdom Teeth & Extractions
|Do you need a safe, convenient, and professional dentist for dental extractions in Norman, Oklahoma? If that’s the case, you have found the right place – Rose Rock Dental. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause serious oral health issues. If you or your child are affected by impacted teeth, talk to us.
Wisdom Teeth: What They Are?
The name “wisdom teeth” is a reference to the time of life that these teeth generally appear, which is between 17 and 25 for most people. This is part of why they can cause more oral health issues than other teeth.
Why it’s Wise to Remove Wisdom Teeth
Because of their shape, typical growth patterns, and the age at which they appear, wisdom teeth usually do more harm than good. Something we often see in our Norman, Oklahoma office are impacted wisdom teeth – third molars that have not fully broken through the gums. When this happens, pockets in your mouth are created that are prime for infections and bacteria. Also, wisdom teeth usually push against the surround teeth, causing pain and discomfort. The best way to prevent these symptoms is wisdom teeth removal.
Do I Need Tooth Extraction?
Wisdom teeth are something we look at during regular checkups and cleanings. If it looks like your teeth are ready for extraction, we will advise you on next steps.
The Tooth Extraction Process
The extraction process is fairly simple. First, you will be anesthetized through either local or general anesthetic, depending on the intensity of surgery and personal preference. During the actual extraction, the teeth are carefully removed from your mouth, and the gums stitched around the empty sockets. Our office will instruct you on the steps you can take to minimize pain and soreness following tooth extraction. Bleeding is to expected, especially the day of extraction.
Norman Dentistry – Rose Rock Dental
If you need dental extractions, wisdom teeth or otherwise, in Norman, talk to Rose Rock Dental. Our staff has years of experience performing safe and professional tooth extractions. You can schedule a consultation for tooth removal today by calling (405) 360-7800.