If you are a teen or young adult and still have all of your wisdom teeth, it may be time to consult with an oral surgeon about having them removed. When left in place, wisdom teeth can cause a host of complications, including pain, tooth crowding, and a heightened risk of infection. If you are already experiencing mouth pain, consider the benefits of wisdom teeth extraction with an experienced provider.
Our practice has a proven track record of providing safe and expedient wisdom teeth extractions. Learn more about wisdom teeth removal in Wichita, KS by connecting with one of our oral surgeons at Mid-Kansas Oral & Maxillofacial surgery today.
What are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are your third molars, and typically they are the last teeth to erupt. More often than not, the jawbone simply is not large enough to accommodate these third molars. As such, wisdom teeth removal is a common preventative procedure. Having your wisdom teeth removed can help prevent a range of dental health concerns in the future.
Why Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?
The main reason patients get their wisdom teeth removed is to avoid pain and prevent oral health issues that could arise down the road. Some of the most common complications that wisdom teeth can cause include:
- Pain and sensitivity around the impacted teeth
- Infection in and around the gums
- Damage to adjacent teeth
- Cysts within the jawbone
How Wisdom Teeth Removal Works
Your wisdom teeth removal experience will begin with a relaxed, one-on-one consultation. Your oral surgeon will perform both a physical examination and analyze the x-rays of your teeth and jawbone.
During this consultation, your doctor will explain the advantages of having wisdom teeth removed and answer any questions about the surgical procedure. Additionally, our doctors will always take time to explain the sedation options we provide, ensuring your comfort and safety throughout your surgery.
The extractions are generally performed in our state-of-the-art facility by our experienced surgical team. Once fully sedated, your surgeon will carefully remove the wisdom teeth. Each patient is then monitored in our recovery suite until they are safe to be discharged from the office. Fortunately, wisdom teeth removal is generally a very quick procedure.
After wisdom teeth removal, your oral surgeon will send you home with aftercare instructions, including multiple prescriptions for managing discomfort post-surgery.
You’re in Good Hands with Mid-Kansas OMS
Wisdom teeth removal is a very common procedure, and when it is done by an experienced surgeon it can be quick and comfortable. Our doctors will provide you with friendly, knowledgeable care throughout your entire wisdom teeth removal process.
To learn more, contact our office in Wichita, KS at (316) 722-0800 to schedule a consultation.