Your third molars, also known as your wisdom teeth, are the last teeth in the corners of your mouth on the bottom and the top. Not everyone will develop wisdom teeth, but some people do. Sometimes, wisdom teeth grow in and cause no pain or problems. Other times, however, wisdom teeth cause crowding, pain, swelling, and even infection! Some people have wisdom teeth that grow in towards the other teeth, or impacted wisdom teeth, and this can cause pain, shift your teeth, and many other complications. For this reason, most people get their wisdom teeth extracted. If you are having wisdom tooth complications, call Dr. Phillip Greer at Sweetwater Dentistry, located in Fairhope, AL. Dr. Greer performs surgical extractions on wisdom teeth for patients that are having pain or other problems with their wisdom teeth. Visit our website for more information about Sweetwater Dentistry and the services we offer here at our beautiful office in Fairhope, AL!
What is the procedure for wisdom tooth removal? First, the dentist will need to get xrays of your wisdom teeth to see the size, shape, and how they are growing in. If you have an infection, the dentist will want you to be put on antibiotics before the tooth is removed. At your wisdom tooth removal appointment, Dr. Greer will first numb the area. Dr. Greer offers nitrous for patients that have dental anxiety when it comes to surgical procedures. Once your wisdom teeth are numb, the dentist will then use his hand piece to cut the tooth in quarters in order to make it easier to remove. Each piece will then be removed with forceps. You will be given antibiotics and pain medicine after your procedure. An assistant will give you post extraction instructions on how to care for the areas of your extracted wisdom teeth. If you would like to get your wisdom teeth removed, call us today to schedule an appointment to get started!