Salem Wisdom Tooth Removal
See a wisdom tooth specialist today!
What are wisdom teeth?
Do you need to get your wisdom teeth extracted?
There are several signs that your dentist will search for before recommending a wisdom tooth extraction:
Pain. Wisdom teeth that have partially emerged can lead to bacterial infection. This may also produce swelling and stiffness.
Decay. Wisdom teeth can grow crooked, making them difficult to clean properly. This allows bacteria to grow and cause cavities.
Crowding. When there’s not enough room for wisdom teeth to come through, they can crowd or damage the surrounding teeth.
If your wisdom teeth are starting to emerge or are completely out, you may want to have them extracted to avoid potential issues. Most patients experience some kind of complication once they start growing.
However, if they aren’t causing you any inconvenience, it’s not a bad idea to just wait. Just ask your dentist at your next appointment.
Talking to your dentist about wisdom teeth
We’ll start by evaluating your wisdom teeth and how they’re impacting your wellbeing. Then we’ll discuss your options so you can decide whether or not you’ll have your wisdom teeth extracted.
How will my dentist remove my wisdom teeth?
We’ll perform this procedure under local anesthetic, so it is relatively painless. However, you may feel some pressure during the process, which is normal.
Depending on your case, your dentist may need to make a small incision in your gum to expose and remove the tooth. The removal may take about 20 to 45 minutes. We’ll ensure your comfort throughout the entire procedure.
What happens if I don’t get my wisdom teeth removed?
Will I develop cavities if I don’t get my wisdom teeth removed?
An impacted wisdom tooth can be more prone to develop a cavity since it’s more possible for food to get trapped in it.
Are wisdom teeth harder to remove than other teeth?
Additionally, the roots are also different in each case. If they have irregular shapes, this can make wisdom teeth more difficult to remove.
Should teenagers have their wisdom teeth removed?
Financing & Payment Options
We offer CareCredit and discount plans through Principal and Carrington. Our office can also arrange payment plans with automatic withdrawals from your bank account.
Whether you have dental insurance or not, we’ll help you get the general dentistry treatments you want and need at a price you can afford.
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Have questions? Call (503) 315-2500. We hope to see you soon!