Are you in pain or discomfort and need a wisdom tooth extracted in Parsons? Call Parsons Family Dentistry today to arrange an appointment.
It is sometimes necessary to extract wisdom teeth, or other teeth, that are making you uncomfortable and causing you pain. Our experienced doctors are able to safely and cleanly extract your teeth, getting you back to feeling pain-free and smiling. Call us at (620) 203-2922 to book your appointment today.
For a lot of people, removing wisdom teeth in your early 20s is a necessary procedure. Wisdom teeth often cause oral health issues and pain, especially when there is not enough room for them to grow in properly. Sometimes, your dentist may recommend the removal of your wisdom teeth if they believe they will cause you problems in the future.
If you are in pain and think that you may be a candidate for wisdom teeth removal, please talk to our friendly team today. We will be able to give you advice on treatment and book you in for a consultation with one of our dentists. At our practice, we perform both simple and wisdom teeth extractions.
There is a range of oral health issues that may be associated with your wisdom teeth and necessitate their removal. These include dental decay, abscesses in your wisdom teeth or surrounding tissue, gum infection from an erupting wisdom tooth, bone infection, and cysts involving the tooth.
For more information on any of these conditions, and especially if you have concerns about your own health, don’t hesitate to call us and ask. We are always here to help you with any of your dental concerns.
Tooth extraction can be either a routine extraction or a complicated surgery, depending on the state of your teeth.
Routine extractions involve the use of a local anesthetic only and can be simple or surgical. In cases where the tooth has erupted from the gums, a simple extraction is performed. Your tooth will be loosened with a dental elevator before being pulled out with dental forceps. If the tooth has not erupted but is still easy to remove, a surgical extraction will take place under local anesthetic. A cut will be made in your gum through which the tooth will be removed.
In more complex cases, such as impaction, surgery may be required under a general anesthetic. In such cases, we will refer you to the appropriate medical professionals.
You will likely experience some bleeding and swelling after you have had your tooth removed. Immediately after the tooth has been removed, your dentist will ask you to bite down on a gauze pad to stop the bleeding and aid in clotting. An icepack can be used on the outside of the face for 20 minutes at a time to alleviate swelling.
We may prescribe you pain medication to use over the next few days as needed. If you experience serious pain and discomfort, please contact us immediately. Avoid hard food, and be careful to avoid the extraction area when you brush your teeth. A mild salt rinse will help to prevent infection from occurring. Never hesitate to ask us for advice.