During the late teens to early 20’s, a third set of molars erupts, known as the wisdom teeth. Although everyone gets them, most people need to have them removed. Often, our jaws are not large enough to accommodate another set of molars. As a result, it can lead to painful dental complications. To stop the discomfort and restore dental health, they need removed. However, despite the pain, it is normal to be fearful of the extraction process. We provide wisdom tooth removal in Chicago while minimizing discomfort. You do not need to fear the extraction process.
Stress-Free Wisdom Tooth Removal
It is estimated, ten million wisdom teeth are extracted from more than 5 million people in the United States each year. Although dentists try to avoid extracting teeth, there are many reasons why the removal of the wisdom teeth is in your best interest. Often, the eruption of the teeth can cause overcrowding in the mouth, increasing the risk for tooth decay and gum disease. In addition, the teeth may become partially or fully trapped in the bone or gum tissue, known as an impaction. This causes pain, discomfort, and can lead to infection.
Despite the discomfort, many do not have their wisdom teeth removed out of fear. Society has labeled the removal of the teeth as a horrible experience. However, with an oral surgeon performing the procedure, the pain and discomfort are not as severe as often anticipated.
We use sedation to allow you to have a pain-free removal process. In fact, you may not even remember the procedure. Depending on the severity of your wisdom tooth complications, we will determine the best type of sedation to use. We will administer the sedation prior to beginning the procedure so you will not be afraid or experience pain.
After you are fully relaxed, we will remove the teeth. For teeth that are visible above the gum line, we will use a simple extraction process. However, if your teeth are impacted, you will need a surgical extraction. We will open the gum tissue to expose the tooth. The tooth will be broken into smaller pieces for easy removal. Finally, we will close the area with sutures and the recovery process will begin.
Often, the recovery process can be equally as scary as the removal process, further leading to hesitation to have the teeth removed. However, when the procedure is performed correctly, the recovery process is not as bad as you might think. You will be given strict aftercare instructions to ensure proper healing. You will have some slight pain, swelling, and bruising. However, these can easily be managed with over-the-counter pain medications and cold compresses.
Stop the Pain Today
If you are living with wisdom tooth pain, it is time to stop the discomfort with a stress-free process. Armitage Oral Surgery offers wisdom teeth removal in 60647 while keeping your comfort in mind. We will help you overcome your fears and anxieties to restore your quality of life. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.