Find relief with wisdom teeth extraction in Columbia
If you are struggling with wisdom teeth pain or worried about dental crowding, Dr. Patton can help. Our office in Columbia, MO, offers safe, comfortable wisdom teeth extraction to protect your oral health.
Signs you need your wisdom teeth removed
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars that come into your mouth, but the modern human diet is much softer than it used to be. Because of this, many people never develop wisdom teeth. Meanwhile, other people develop wisdom teeth without any issues. However, patients that develop wisdom teeth without enough space are at risk of developing complications.
Your wisdom teeth may become impacted under your other molars or start to grow in sideways and disrupt the position of your teeth. These teeth are at a higher risk of infection and can lead to bite issues and TMJ disorders if not addressed promptly. Dr. Patton will check for early warning signs as soon as your wisdom teeth start to develop and determine the best course of action if there isn’t enough space.
Extracting problem teeth
If you are dealing with pain and dental crowding in your mouth as your wisdom teeth erupt, Dr. Patton can remove them with a simple tooth extraction at our office in Columbia. The area in your mouth will be numbed with a local anesthetic, and the process will be entirely painless. Dr. Patton will go over home-care instructions, and you will typically need to take a couple of days to recover. You may deal with soreness after the procedure, but over the counter pain relievers and ice packs can help you find relief.
Complex extractions may require an oral surgeon to cut into your gums and remove the wisdom teeth. In some cases, they may need to break apart to remove them safely, and you may be put under general anesthesia. The oral surgeon will stitch the extraction site closed and go over proper care instructions to prevent complications.
Tooth pain is not normal and needs to be addressed as soon as possible to prevent complications. Contact our office in Columbia today at (573) 875-7040 to get the help you need.