Wisdom Teeth Removal In Denver, CO – Wyte Smiles
Dr. Wyte and his dental team are proud to offer a wide variety of services, including wisdom teeth removal in Denver, CO.
Have you been told that your wisdom teeth need to be removed? You’re not alone. Millions of people have their wisdom teeth removed every year. By the time we reach adulthood, most people have 32 teeth. The wisdom teeth, which are also called third molars, are the last teeth to erupt. While a few people have their wisdom teeth come in with few problems, about 85 percent of us simply don’t have enough room for these final teeth to erupt correctly.
If your wisdom teeth can’t fit in your jaw, they will likely become impacted. Impacted teeth can grow sideways or in other directions, or they can be partly trapped in the gums and jawbone. You will struggle to keep them brushed and flossed, and food can become trapped under the gums, leading to infections and decay. Removing impacted wisdom teeth eliminates the risk of these issues and can help keep the rest of your teeth comfortable, healthy and properly aligned.
What to Expect from Wisdom Teeth Removal
Our expert for wisdom teeth removal in Denver, CO may recommend removal of the wisdom teeth, depending on the results from a detailed exam.
First, our dentist will examine your teeth and take X-rays to better understand the position of the roots and other structures. This will help us create a treatment plan that addresses your needs properly. We will use anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the extraction process.
Anesthesia options typically include local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and general anesthesia. The local anesthetic is injected before the extraction begins and numbs the treatment area. You may feel pressure during the procedure, but you shouldn’t have any pain.
Nitrous oxide can be used with local anesthesia. The nitrous oxide is mixed with oxygen, and you’ll breathe it in through a mask that covers your nose. This gas will calm and relax you almost immediately, and you’ll feel pleasantly drowsy while remaining awake and aware. General anesthesia is the deepest form of anesthetic, and it is administered through an IV. With general anesthesia, you’ll sleep through the procedure and wake up when it’s over.
After the Procedure
Once the teeth have been removed, sutures may be placed. The sutures close and protect the extraction site. You’ll be given gauze to bite down on: This controls bleeding. You might need to rest in a recovery area for a bit before you can go home. We’ll make sure you have all necessary post-surgical instructions so that you can heal without complication. Some soreness is normal, but we’ll make sure you have everything you need to stay comfortable during your recovery.
Most people are feeling back to normal within a few days. You will need to take it easy for a while until the extraction sites are fully healed. You’ll also need to practice excellent dental hygiene to reduce the risk of infection.
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