The third molars, also known as wisdom teeth, are the fourth and final set of molars that grow into the mouth. However, most people do not have enough room to accommodate this extra set of teeth. Many times, wisdom teeth are impacted, which prevents them from coming in correctly, which can cause a lot of oral health problems.
Why should I get my third molars removed?
Removing wisdom teeth is often recommended because of the abundant potential for oral health problems, such as
- Swelling and pain
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Risk of tumors and cysts
- Bad breath
- Dental crowding or shifting, which can lead to misalignment
The Removal Process
If you or your child require the removal of wisdom teeth, you will come to our office for a consultation first. Your oral surgeon will meet with you and review your medical and dental history, X-rays, and complete an oral examination. If 3D scans or additional X-rays are needed, they will be taken at this time as well. As experienced oral surgeons, Drs. Smith and Ferguson are highly trained in the extraction of wisdom teeth, including the safe administration of anesthesia. Oral Surgery Services offers several options for anesthesia to keep you comfortable during your procedure. Your anesthetic options will be discussed during your consultation. We will also provide you with pre- and post-operative care instructions. If you have any questions about your upcoming procedure, your consultation is the ideal time to ask.
Your second appointment to our office will be for your surgical procedure. Your oral surgeon will begin the procedure by administering the anesthetic option that was selected during your consultation. Once you are comfortable, your oral surgeon will surgically expose the teeth through the gums. They will then extract the tooth gently — it may be broken into smaller pieces for an easier procedure. Once your gums are stitched up and the anesthesia has worn off, you will rest and recuperate at home.
Wisdom Teeth Removals in Metairie, LA
If you or your child require wisdom teeth removal in Metairie, LA, look no further than Oral Surgery Services. Drs. Ferguson and Smith are highly experienced in wisdom teeth removal and will come up with a customized treatment plan to ensure you feel safe, comfortable, and informed throughout your treatment. We look forward to exceeding your expectations for treatment.