Wisdom Tooth Removal
Qualified Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Anchorage, Alaska
Your wisdom teeth are the last back molars to come in. They tend to arrive in a person’s late teens and early twenties. Wisdom teeth are known to create many issues with surrounding teeth and tissue, which can cause infection, the shifting of your teeth’s alignment (a bummer if you’ve had braces), and can even damage your nerves and surrounding teeth. Having your wisdom teeth removed helps to protect your surrounding teeth and prevent long-term problems that can help keep your teeth healthy and happy.
Here at Delaney Park Dental, we offer a unique 3D imaging service that allows us to get a clear picture of your mouth and present to you what to expect before your surgery.
Why Find a Dentist Who is Proficient at Removing Wisdom Teeth
Like most dental procedures, it is imperative to have wisdom teeth removed by a dentist who is highly proficient in the removal of these type of teeth. Unlike other teeth, wisdom teeth can be detected early, before they have even emerged into the jawline, which makes them less traumatic to remove, but do require oral surgery.
A dentist who is proficient in wisdom tooth removal will understand all the risks associated both with removing wisdom teeth, but will also be able to guide you through what to expect both before, after and during surgery. They will educate you on the reasons why you should have them removed, and what the potential risks are for avoiding the surgery altogether. Your dentist should also be comfortable discussing what type of discomfort you should experience during the procedure, and be able to administer proper sedation and pain management procedures so that you can receive the treatment with minimal discomfort.
As mentioned earlier, the dentist you choose to remove your wisdom teeth should also have a structured follow-up plan that minimizes pain and allows for fast recovery.
How to Know If Your Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed
At Delaney Park Dental, we believe that the sooner wisdom teeth are removed, the better. The reason for that is the younger you are, the faster you heal, and quite often lesser developed wisdom teeth are easier to remove and less traumatic to do so for a patient.
We use a unique 3D modeling software that allows us to get a clear picture of your mouth and see the status of your wisdom teeth before they can cause any problems. Often wisdom teeth do not grow in the way they should, not at all, or become impacted, all of which can cause serious mouth and dental problems such as increased sinus pressure.
According to the American Dental Association, wisdom teeth removal may be necessary if you experience changes in the area of those teeth, such as:
- Repeated infection of soft tissue behind the lower last tooth
- Fluid-filled sacs (cysts)
- Damage to nearby teeth
- Gum disease
- Extensive tooth decay
While it is true that Wisdom Teeth can grow in properly, they are known to cause some problems for many people. In our experience, the risks of keeping them far outweigh those of having them removed.
Come See Us at Delaney Park Dental if You are Looking for Wisdom Tooth Removal!
Dr. Miles has received advanced training in the area of wisdom tooth removal. This, along with the technology that we have in our office, makes Delaney Park Dental a great option for wisdom tooth removal in Anchorage, Alaska.
If you are a new patient, check out our promotions. We offer a free wisdom tooth exam so that you can find out exactly what is going on with your wisdom teeth. Give us a call today and mention the promotion, or request an appointment below! We look forward to seeing you in our office!