Impacted Wisdom Teeth – Tooth Extraction in Lakewood, Colorado
Also known as third molars, wisdom teeth are the least teeth to erupt in your mouth. In most cases, four wisdom teeth erupt in the late teens or early twenties. Sometimes, however, they get trapped in the jawbone under the gums because there is not enough room for them to erupt.
The Purpose of Removing Wisdom Teeth
There are several reasons it’s a good idea to get your wisdom teeth removed. First of all, they can lead to gum disease and crowd or damage the teeth that surround them. Next, they can cause pain and swelling. Regardless of whether your wisdom teeth are causing obvious symptoms or not, you should visit our Lakewood dental office so that existing or potential problems can be diagnosed.
Is it Painful to Have Wisdom Teeth Pulled?
Pulling wisdom teeth is a simple procedure that typically causes minimal discomfort. The amount of discomfort you experience will depend on your particular wisdom teeth and overall health.
If you decide to get your wisdom teeth pulled, we’ll make every effort to make the procedure as comfortable and painless as possible. In addition, we’ll give you recovery guidelines that will help you get back to everyday life.
These recovery guidelines will include eating soft foods such as pudding or yogurt, relaxing rather than engaging in extreme physical activity, biting gently on a gauze pad periodically, avoiding smoking, and brushing teeth as gently as possible. We’ll be here to answer any of your questions or address any concerns.
Contact Mile High Smiles Today
If you’re wondering whether you need your wisdom teeth pulled, it is in your best interest to contact our office today at 720-239-1916 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Brian Levitin will take a look at your wisdom teeth and make a recommendation on how you should proceed.