Wisdom teeth, the unofficial name for your third molars, sound more benign than they often are. In many cases, there isn’t enough room left along the dental ridges to accommodate them, and the molars can become impacted by the ones already present. This can lead to a range of subsequent dental issues, including severe discomfort and damage to one or more of your teeth. To prevent or treat these symptoms, we often recommend extracting wisdom teeth, which is typically more complex than simple tooth extraction. Because wisdom teeth become impacted within the jawbone, oral surgery is often required to extract them.

More Complex than Simple Extraction

Tooth extraction is necessary for various reasons, and can often be completed simply by grasping the tooth and gently freeing it from its socket. If a wisdom tooth becomes impacted, however, then there may not be enough of it protruding from the gum line to effectively grasp. Because of this, wisdom tooth extraction often requires oral surgery to ensure the safe removal of the tooth’s entire structure. To make wisdom tooth extraction more convenient, we can perform your surgical procedure in our office, rather than referring you to an outside office to complete your treatment.

Ask Your Dentist About Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Whether you have an impacted wisdom tooth or you worry that one might become impacted, tooth extraction could be the best solution. To learn more, schedule a consultation with your dentist by calling E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-764-1018 or 913-353-4213. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, Gardner, and all surrounding communities.