Wisdom teeth extraction in North Scottsdale is the surgical procedure to remove one or more wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the far back molars that usually appear in your late teens or early twenties. They often cause problems as most people do not have room for these teeth and will need to have them removed.
Why do wisdom teeth need extracting?
Wisdom teeth cause a variety of problems mostly related to the lack of space in the jaw. Often, they do not have room to grow in, becoming impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth may grow in sideways or at an angle causing multiple painful issues to the gums and surrounding teeth, including pain or infection. Wisdom teeth must be surgically removed.
Even if wisdom teeth grow in straight, it may still be recommended to have them removed as they can carry infection, be challenging to clean, or may cause other problems later in life.
What can I expect from wisdom tooth extraction in North Scottsdale?
During your consultation at Summit Aesthetics in Scottsdale, Dr. Kuerschner will discuss the issues you are experiencing with your wisdom teeth and will recommend which teeth will need to be removed. Based upon your unique situation, you may receive local, sedation, or general anesthesia before the procedure.
During the procedure, Dr. Kuerschner will make an incision around the teeth to be removed to loosen the tissue around the tooth for your tooth extraction in North Scottsdale. He may need to divide the tooth for easier removal. Once the tooth is extracted, Dr. Kuerschner will close the incisions if required, and place gauze over the site to aid in clotting.
What is recovery like from wisdom teeth extraction in Carefree?
After wisdom teeth removal in Carefree, the numbness will begin to wear off, and you may want to use an ice pack to help with the swelling. Arrange a friend or family member to drive you home. You will be able to eat very soft foods but will need to avoid caffeine, alcohol, smoking, and the use of straws.
The day after your tooth extraction, you will be able to resume normal activities except for any strenuous activity. You may experience some swelling, pain, and bleeding for the first few days, but most patients feel fully recovered after three to five days. However, the wounds will take many weeks to heal fully. Follow Dr. Kuerschner’s advice on keeping the area clean to avoid infection or any other complications.
Why should I choose Summit Aesthetics for my wisdom teeth extraction in North Scottsdale?
Summit Aesthetics, led by Dr. Thomas Kuerschner, DDS has a combined 60 years of experience in facial, dental, and oral procedures. Summit Aesthetics offers a warm and inviting environment, coupled with Dr. Kuerschner’s renowned experience offers patients an unparalleled level of comfort and results.
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