Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth may be a rite of passage, but they aren’t always an enjoyable one. Although it is sometimes possible to enjoy wisdom teeth without any type of problems, many people find that they experience symptoms like:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Infections
  • Crowding of the other teeth
  • Orthodontic concerns

Most wisdom teeth begin erupting into place during the mid to late teens and through the late 20s. They may erupt fully into place without any pain, or they could become impacted against other teeth in the mouth. When impacted, wisdom teeth have the potential to impact the health of other teeth or even become infected, due to partial eruption into the mouth.

Removing the wisdom teeth is a preemptive measure that can help you or your child avoid discomfort and infection caused by impacted wisdom teeth. Dream Dentist offers gentle wisdom teeth removal services as part of our family dentistry options, as well as sedation options to keep you comfortable. When you choose sedation for your wisdom teeth extraction, it is almost as if you are sleeping throughout the entire visit. We are able to work quickly and easily, since your comfort is assured throughout the entire procedure.

After your wisdom tooth removal we will provide you with medication to take to deter any discomfort. It is also important to avoid carbonated beverages, drinking through a straw or eating hard foods for the first few days.

Do you need your wisdom teeth removed? Dream Dentist offers quick and easy wisdom tooth evaluations right here in our O’Fallon office. After an exam and panoramic x-ray, we will be able to determine whether or not your wisdom teeth need to be removed or if they can be left in place. Waiting until you are in severe pain to have the wisdom teeth may mean there is an infection that hurts your other teeth. Contact Dream Dentist as soon as you begin to experience any discomfort.