People say that with age comes wisdom, and this sometimes may seem especially true when our wisdom teeth finally make their grand entrance. The emergence of wisdom teeth is often considered a dental milestone, typically during teenage years and early adulthood.
Dentists sometimes recommend the removal of wisdom teeth, but why? To many people, wisdom tooth removal may seem daunting or painful, but modern dentistry has made it a more comfortable and efficient procedure than ever before.
Dr. Michael Gostigian provides gentle wisdom tooth extractions in Bonita Springs, FL. Whether you have impacted wisdom teeth or an abscess, our dentist can help you regain the health of your smile in no time!
Reasons for Wisdom Tooth Removal
There are several reasons why someone may need a wisdom tooth removed. On occasion, wisdom teeth can become too vulnerable or risky to keep around. For example, wisdom teeth can be prone to decay, infection, fractures, and more.
They can also force surrounding teeth from their proper positions and disrupt your smile’s alignment. Ultimately, if wisdom teeth threaten the health of your smile, your dentist in Bonita Springs, FL may want to remove them before they cause any issues.
If a person experiences any of the following, your dentist may recommend removing your wisdom teeth:
- Not enough space in the mouth
- Consistent and severe tooth pain
- Inflammation of the gums
- Swelling or bleeding of the gums
- Cysts, tumors, or abscesses
- Gum disease
- Advanced tooth decay
- Tooth misalignment
Usually, wisdom tooth removal can be done under local anesthesia in the dental chair. However, this depends on the root structure of the tooth, the patient’s medical history and medications, and the patient’s ability to cooperate. We can also safely and comfortably remove problematic wisdom teeth under general anesthesia.
The Wisdom Tooth Removal Process at Bonita Grande Dental
Before you receive treatment, our dental team will review your full medical history and use radiographs to assess your unique situation. Sometimes, once a tooth is removed, we can replace it with a prosthetic tooth to help recreate your natural smile. If a dental implant is needed, it may be important to graft the area to preserve the bone support before placing the implant.
Our team at Bonita Grande Dental uses a wide array of instruments to carefully remove teeth with minimal trauma to surrounding tissues. For patients with more complex cases, we may refer them to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. However, a referral elsewhere can be arranged if this is more convenient.
Comfortable and Gentle Extractions in Bonita Springs, FL
Dr. Gostigian is highly skilled and experienced in providing comfortable and gentle wisdom tooth extractions in Bonita Springs, FL. We understand this procedure can seem intimidating or scary, but our team is with you every step of the way. From your initial consultation and preparation to the procedure itself and the recovery process, we will provide you kindness, compassion, and respect.
To give our patients more comfort and peace of mind during their procedure, we offer stress-relieving amenities, such as flat-screen TVs, pillows, and warm, scented towels. For additional help feeling relaxed, we offer nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”) and oral sedation so you can have a worry-free and painless dental treatment.
Your Smile Is Our Priority at Our Dentist Office in Bonita Springs!
We want you to feel empowered by your smile, one of the many driving forces behind our goal of providing the best dental care possible. To keep your oral health in check, we recommend that our patients get regular dental exams and cleanings. It’s during these exams that our dentist can evaluate and monitor your wisdom teeth.
Whether you have impacted wisdom teeth or require oral surgery, we can guide you throughout your dental health journey, so you have a stunning and healthy smile for the rest of your life.
We look forward to helping you reclaim your smile!