Most people need to have their wisdom teeth (also known as 3rd molars) removed at some point in their life. Wisdom teeth can cause pain and crowd healthy teeth, often resulting in decay and infection.
Dr. Lamborn often recommends our patients have their wisdom teeth removed during their late teenage years or early 20s. When your wisdom teeth are removed before reaching full maturity, they are smaller which often results in a less complicated surgery and shorter recovery time.
Do I Need To Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Dr. Lamborn can determine if your wisdom teeth will likely cause problems for your healthy teeth and gums through a complete oral exam and x-ray imaging.
Most dentists agree that there just isn’t enough room for wisdom teeth in the average person’s mouth because our jaws don’t grow large enough. Since there isn’t space for these teeth to property erupt from the gums, they often emerge at an angle.
When wisdom teeth come in at an angle, this can affect your bite, can create an area where food particles get caught and can cause decay or even an infection.
Having your wisdom teeth removed is an important step in keeping your smile healthy, straight, and decay-free for years to come.
What Can I Expect When My Wisdom Teeth Are Removed?
Most of our Chandler dental patients prefer to be sedated while their wisdom teeth are being removed. Dr. Lamborn can discuss your sedation dentistry options with you to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible during the procedure.
On the day of your wisdom teeth extraction, you will need to bring someone with you who can drive you home after the procedure. The extraction will take about 30 to 60 minutes.
Thanks to modern dentistry, wisdom teeth removal is now done in a way that promotes quick healing and minimal discomfort following the procedure. Our experienced dental staff will provide instructions on how to care for your mouth following your extraction.
Schedule Your Wisdom Teeth Consultation With Dr. Lamborn Today!
Do you have a wisdom tooth causing you pain? Are you noticing swelling in your gums near your second or third molars?
Don’t wait any longer! Schedule a consultation with Riggs Family Dental at our Chandler dentist office today to discuss when your wisdom teeth should be removed.