Oral surgery is how our team addresses very serious oral health issues, such as tooth loss. But we can also prevent the impact of wisdom tooth eruption, a development linked to poor oral health, misalignment, and discomfort. In today’s blog, your Olathe, KS, dentists talk about preventing wisdom tooth impaction with oral surgery.
As we approach adulthood, up to four new molars could erupt in the rear of our mouth. When these arrive, they can lead to serious complications as there is rarely room for them. The result could be a painful partial eruption known as an impaction, as well as damaged teeth, dental infection, and even the onset of dental misalignment! To avoid these and preserve the health, function, and beauty of your smile, you need to have these teeth removed before they erupt. If you’re in your late teens and early 20s, or if you have a child who is, then consider giving us a call to schedule an appointment to find out if this procedure is necessary!
As with any oral surgery, we always take steps to ensure you’re comfortable throughout the process. For example, we will discuss the procedure in detail so you know what to expect and how to prepare. We will administer a local anesthetic to the area being treated, and we also provide sedation to help you enter a calm and relaxed state with little to no memory of anything afterward. This ensures your experience is a relaxing one. We also offer aftercare instructions to help facilitate a comfortable and fast healing period.
When you’re ready, we will use detailed digital images and x-rays we’ve taken to plan the process in detail by identifying the exact position of the teeth in question. We then open the gums above them so we can access and remove them with a pair or forceps. Once we do, we will suture the area closed so it can clot and heal. Now, if you have teeth removed due to damage or infection, we could discuss replacement options to address the gap in your smile, such as dental implants or dental implant secured prosthetics, such as bridges and partial dentures.
If you have any questions, then give us a call today to learn more. You can also use your remaining 2022 dental benefits before they expire!
Do You Have Any Questions About Oral Surgery?
We’re ready to help preserve your smile’s health, function, and appearance! Schedule an appointment today and learn more about our approach to safe and gentle oral surgery. You can also call E-Care Dentistry in Olathe, KS, today at 913-586-2718. Find our office at 15010 S Black Bob Road Olathe, KS 66062. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, and all surrounding communities.