For many people, wisdom teeth removal is a rite of passage. This procedure often is performed in the late teen years or early 20s when there is not enough room for them to grow in properly. While the thought of having teeth removed may seem daunting, our dentist and team make this process as easy and painless as possible.

When Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Necessary?

In most cases, our dentist and team remove wisdom teeth because they are impacted, meaning they grow in at an angle and push on other teeth. This impaction can cause pain and crowding, making it difficult to brush and floss your teeth properly. Wisdom teeth can also lead to several dental problems such as:

  • Cysts and abscesses
  • Tooth decay
  • Inflammation in the gums
  • Harm to the jawbone and neighboring teeth

Signs you may need wisdom teeth removal include:

  • Swollen gums
  • Pain in the mouth and jaw
  • Discharge from an infection or abscess
  • Tenderness
  • Inflammation in the gums
  • A tooth poking through the gumline behind your second molar

What To Expect During Your Procedure

Before we remove those third molars, our dentist will safely administer a type of sedation to ease your nerves and pain. The most common sedation used for wisdom teeth removal is oral sedation. This allows you to fall into a relaxed state while remaining aware of where you are.

If you plan to have oral sedation, you must have someone to drive you and stay with you for the entirety of your procedure. Once the sedation has taken effect, Dr. Mason Miner will carefully remove the molars and secure the site with stitches. Following your procedure, you will be required to follow the instructions provided to you as closely as possible.

Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Removal

By removing your wisdom teeth, you can:

  • Create more room for your teeth
  • Enhance your oral health
  • Protect your teeth from future dental problems
  • Save money
  • Improve the smell of your breath

Improve the Health of Your Smile Today!

Ready to say goodbye to wisdom teeth? If so, contact Durango Laser Dentistry today at 970-247-2677 to schedule an appointment for wisdom teeth removal in Durango, Colorado, with Dr. Mason Miner.

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