Glendale Dentist Reviews the Process Leading Up to Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Written by Dr. McKay on Jul 28, 2014

Wisdom teeth extraction may seem intimidating at first, but this is a necessary procedure for many patients. Over time, wisdom teeth can cause discomfort, infections, and shifting of teeth. If it’s time for you to have your wisdom teeth removed, don’t panic! Our Glendale dentist office can help you get the treatment you need and get on with your life.

To help you feel more comfortable with the idea of wisdom teeth extraction, today we’re going to talk about all of the steps we take leading up to the procedure. Hopefully, after reading this description you’ll have a better idea of what happens during wisdom teeth extraction.

So once our dental team determines that you require wisdom teeth surgery, we’ll set a date for your appointment. When you come in for treatment, we’ll already have your x-rays, so we will have been able to plan for your specific situation. If your wisdom teeth have already erupted above the gum line, we’ll pull them like we pull other teeth. If your teeth are impacted in the bone, we’ll surgically remove your wisdom teeth.

To keep you calm and comfortable, we’ll numb your mouth with local anesthesia. Many patients use other sedation treatments as well, in order to stay relaxed and pain-free. Sedation dentistry helps you drift through your procedure without anxiety.

Our dental team will talk to you about the sedation options available. Together we can decide what kind of sedation dentistry will fit your needs and work for you, specifically. The entire extraction process is collaborative—we’ll be working with you every step of the way to ensure that you feel confident.

Don’t put wisdom teeth treatment off out of fear or anxiety. With timely treatment, you’ll actually be safeguarding the health and the appearance of your smile. Give our Glendale dentists a call to learn more or to schedule your own consultation.