Convenient Wisdom Tooth Removal available in Middletown
With age comes wisdom. That adage is the reason third molars, the furthest back in the bite, are often called wisdom teeth. Designed for grinding food, they usually come in between teen years and early twenties. Modern diets don’t require third molars, and they can cause problems. Wisdom tooth removal does not have to be handled by an oral surgeon. In most cases, University Dental in Middletown can take care of your needs.
Potential problems with wisdom teeth
- Discomfort – Impacted wisdom teeth do not fully erupt. Many people suffer mouth pain, swelling, headaches, or jaw stiffness from this condition. It can also lead to soft tissue infection.
- Impaired oral development – Because they come in last, when the mouth is already full, wisdom teeth can cause crowding. They may be horizontal, angled, or twisted, and cause otherwise healthy teeth to shift out of alignment or overlap. This increases risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
- Bite issues – Crowding and misalignment from wisdom teeth may result in unusual wear to dentition, and place stress on the jaw joint, causing TMJ disorders.
One of our experienced dentists begins by performing a thorough examination of your mouth. This includes x-rays to evaluate position and root structure of wisdom teeth, to determine if extraction is your best course of action. In all but the most complex cases, the procedure can be scheduled at our office.
You are thoroughly numbed, and the team uses specialized instruments to complete wisdom tooth extractions efficiently. If you are very anxious about the procedure, the dentist will talk with you about sedation options. We offer nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and other types of sedation to help patients relax emotionally and physically.
New patients are welcome. Call (855) 908 3676 to schedule a wisdom tooth removal consultation at University Dental in Middletown.