Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, usually start to push through your gums in your late teens or early twenties. In some cases, wisdom teeth may need to be removed in your late twenties or early thirties. Whatever your case may be, wisdom teeth must almost always be removed because there often is not enough space for them to come in, thus crowding the other teeth.
Wisdom teeth that don’t push through the gums can even become a problem. They can become infected below the gumline and cause additional oral health problems. So, if pain is felt near the back of your mouth around the age when wisdom teeth come in, be sure to consult your dentist to confirm it is your wisdom teeth causing the pain. After confirmation that your wisdom teeth are coming in, a plan of action will be formulated to extract them.
Why Get Your Wisdom Teeth Extracted By Us
Why should you choose us to extract your wisdom teeth? At general dentistry practices, when the time comes for your wisdom teeth to be removed, most of the time they will send you to an outside specialty practice to have your third molars removed. In fact, other Chicago dentist offices often refer their patients to us!
At North Shore Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we will perform your wisdom teeth extraction in-house because oral surgery is our specialty. Dr. Frank is an experienced oral surgeon who has performed countless extractions for almost 30 years. So why would you trust a practice other than North Shore Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery for your wisdom teeth removal?
Your Wisdom Teeth Extraction Procedure
At North Shore Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we take great pride in making your wisdom teeth removal a comfortable process. From the moment you walk through the door, you will notice how cozy our office is, and that will go a long way in making your experience with oral surgery satisfactory. Other advantages that you can expect when having your wisdom teeth removed by us include:
- The appropriate amount of anesthesia or dental sedation will be used to ensure that you are comfortable and feeling little to no discomfort.
- Bleeding after the procedure will be controlled by gauze, and an appropriate amount will be sent home with you to continue to control the bleeding.
- Someone will need to drive you home after the surgery. You will be unable to drive yourself because you will still be feeling the effects from the anesthesia.
- Postoperative instructions will be provided so you can comfortably heal at home.
- A prescription for antibiotics and pain medication, if needed, will be given to you by Dr. Frank to ensure that your recovery is more comfortable.
- A follow-up appointment will be scheduled to track your healing progress.