Wisdom Tooth Extractions in
Naperville, IL

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are a set of third molars that erupt between the ages of 17 to 25. These teeth were once necessary for the diet of early humans. However, as we evolved after the advent of cooking, we no longer needed these extra teeth and our jaws shrunk.

The consequence of this is that while our diets no longer require wisdom teeth functionally and our jaws are often too small to accommodate them, these teeth still emerge. While these teeth may fully erupt without any problems, most people don’t have enough jaw space for the teeth to erupt properly.

This results in impaction or teeth erupting at an angle. Impacted teeth occur when the tooth hasn’t fully erupted from the gums and is stuck in the gum tissue. This can cause a lot of discomfort and oral health problems because the teeth run out of room and may start pressing into your gums causing inflammation or infection.

A lack of space can also cause overcrowding which causes orthodontic problems or damage to surrounding teeth. The solution to this problem is to have these wisdom teeth removed. Contact us at Washington Dental Studio your tooth extraction consultation.

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Did you know…

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It takes 1 to 3 months to fully heal from a surgical extraction.

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The Wisdom Tooth Extraction Process

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Dr. Shah will take x-rays to get a good look at how your wisdom teeth are positioned in the jaw. This will help him determine if they need to be removed.

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Anesthetic &
Sedation Options

We always administer local anesthesia before making any incisions. This numbs your mouth so that the procedure is painless. We also offer dental sedation to relieve dental anxiety and discomfort.

Surgical Incision

An incision will be made into the gums to reveal the underlying tooth. This occurs when additional bone blocks access to the wisdom tooth.

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Your wisdom tooth will be cut into many small fragments for easier removal.

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Tooth Removal

Using the same process as a basic extraction, we loosen the tooth with a dental elevator and use forceps to remove it. The socket is thoroughly cleaned and left-over tooth or bone fragments are removed.

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After repositioning the gums, we will suture them shut. Dissolvable sutures will dissolve within about a week. For non-dissolving sutures, you will return in about a week to have them removed.

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Are Wisdom Tooth Extractions Painful?

No, not at all! Since we use a combination of anesthetic and dental sedation, wisdom tooth removal is completely painless. We offer multiple sedation options ranging from mild sedation with nitrous oxide or a deeper sedative like oral conscious sedation.

Sedatives melt away negative emotions like stress and anxiety. If you’re terrified of needles or don’t want to be aware of what’s happening, we highly recommend sedation.

The best part is once the appointment is over, you won’t remember it! Sedation has an amnesiac effect on patients. Some patients even feel so relaxed while they’re sedated for the procedure that they fall asleep.

Did you know…

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Wisdom teeth are the only teeth that don’t need to be replaced after removal

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