At Cornerstone Dental of Rexburg, we perform wisdom teeth extractions, a standard dental procedure that involves the removal of one or more wisdom teeth, the third set of molars located at the back of the mouth. Wisdom teeth typically erupt during the late teens or early twenties, but they often cause problems due to a lack of space in the mouth or improper alignment.
Wisdom teeth may become impacted, meaning they do not fully emerge through the gum line. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause various issues, such as pain, infection, damage to adjacent teeth, overcrowding, and cysts or tumors. Dr. Crofoot may recommend extracting the impacted wisdom teeth to prevent or alleviate these problems.
The Procedure for Wisdom Teeth Removal
If you're experiencing pain or suspect problems with your wisdom teeth, you should schedule a consultation with an experienced dentist like Dr. Crofoot. He will examine your mouth, take X-rays to assess the position and condition of your wisdom teeth, and determine if extraction is necessary.
In cases where wisdom teeth removal is needed, he will provide sedation and numbing to ensure a comfortable visit. Dr. Crofoot has trained with oral surgeons and has mastered his own technique for wisdom teeth that is easier on the jaw joints, providing better numbing and creating fewer long-term problems.
The Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Prevention of Pain and Discomfort
Wisdom teeth can often cause pain and discomfort when they get impacted or grow at an angle. This pain can range from mild discomfort to severe throbbing pain. By removing problematic wisdom teeth, individuals can find relief from the pain associated with their eruption.
Prevention of Dental Issues
Wisdom teeth that are impacted or poorly positioned can contribute to various dental problems. They can push against adjacent teeth, causing crowding, misalignment, and bite problems. Removing the wisdom teeth can prevent these issues from occurring or worsening, preserving the alignment and integrity of the existing teeth.
If you're experiencing pain, discomfort, or other issues related to your wisdom teeth, we recommend that you consult with Dr.Crofoot. For more information, contact Cornerstone Dental of Rexburg at 44 S Center St, Suite B, Rexburg, ID 83440, or call (208) 656-3008.
If you're experiencing pain, discomfort, or other issues related to your wisdom teeth, it's recommended to consult with Dr.Crofoot. For more information, contact Cornerstone Dental of Rexburg at 44 S Center St, Suite B, Rexburg, ID 83440, or call (208) 656-3008.