Wisdom Teeth Extractions in Asheville
The wisdom teeth are a set of third molars that are the last permanent teeth to erupt in a patient’s mouth. They usually arrive somewhere in the late teenage/young adult years. Many people are surprised to learn that humans are actually evolving past the need for wisdom teeth – in fact, nearly 35% of the population never develops them at all. Most modern jaws don’t have enough room to accommodate their arrival alongside the rest of your adult teeth, which is why potentially serious complications are so common. Dr. John White performs wisdom teeth extractions in Asheville as needed.
What Goes Wrong With Wisdom Teeth?
Many patients will experience fully or partially impacted wisdom teeth – this means that the teeth don’t have the room they need to erupt and develop normally. Wisdom teeth may grow at an angle or remain trapped in the patient’s jawbone. Impaction can lead to pain for the patient, higher risks of infection and tooth decay, structural damage to the surrounding bone, the development of cysts, and more.
Dr. White closely monitors the development of wisdom teeth with advanced digital technology and may recommend extraction as a preventive measure. Even wisdom teeth that are able to erupt properly often don’t have enough space, which can make proper oral hygiene difficult for patients and result in tooth decay and infection.
Comfortable Extractions with Sedation Dentistry
Our Asheville team will be sure to handle your wisdom teeth removal procedure as smoothly and comfortably as possible, numbing the jaw with local anesthesia and also offering IV sedation dentistry for additional comfort. By administering the sedative medicines directly into the bloodstream, we can closely monitor your sedation levels to ensure you remain completely relaxed throughout the procedure. This type of sedation is safe and highly effective for oral surgeries like extraction. While you’ll technically be alert, you may doze throughout the procedure. Most patients do not remember details of their time under sedation. Plan to have someone drive you away from your surgery, as you will remain groggy for a few hours as the medicine gradually wears off.
We Accept Your Dental Insurance Benefits
If you have dental insurance, you want to use it whenever possible. And we’ve got good news: Dr. White’s office accepts your benefits for tooth extractions! Most specialist’s offices will have you pay the full amount upfront and you wait for reimbursement later on. We are pleased to offer our patients the maximum in convenience by making it easy to benefit from their investment in oral health right off the bat.
Talk to Us Today!
If you or your teen are in need of a wisdom tooth extraction, don’t wait to seek the professional attention that protects your lasting oral health. Dr. White performs expert removals from the comfort of our modern office. Request an appointment today!