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Wisdom Tooth Extractions – Jacksonville, FL

Get Rid of Painful, Problematic Wisdom Teeth!

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Wisdom teeth can often cause serious problems when they emerge, leading to irritation, swelling, and even outright pain. While some people are more fortunate than others in this regard, many patients come to us feeling like they can’t remove these extra molars nearly fast enough.

If you’re in the Jacksonville area, you’ll be happy to learn that a wisdom tooth extraction from North Jacksonville Complete Dentistry is fast and easy. Make an appointment with us today and we’ll help you get rid of painful, problematic wisdom teeth in a snap!

Why Choose North Jacksonville Complete Dentistry for Wisdom Tooth Extractions? 

  • Oral Sedation to put Anxious Patients at Ease
  • Compassionate Dentists Who Emphasize Patient Comfort
  • Dental Team Who Will Attend Closely to your Needs

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

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Wisdom teeth are a special term for the last molars to emerge. They typically sprout sometime in early adulthood, and are located far at the back of the mouth. It’s thought that wisdom teeth were useful in an era of human history when people lost many of their molars by adulthood. However, this is no longer the case for most people; in many situations, these teeth cause more trouble than they’re worth.

Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed? 

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Some people are able to go through their entire life without having any problems with their wisdom teeth. However, these people are in a lucky minority. More often, wisdom teeth cause a bit of trouble when they emerge. They often cause serious misalignment by pushing surrounding teeth out of position, or develop infections due to the difficulty associated with cleaning them. This is if the teeth even manage to emerge at all; many people find that their wisdom teeth become impacted, stuck underneath the gum tissue.

If you find that your wisdom tooth is causing you substantial discomfort, or if it shows symptoms of infection, it’s often a good idea to have them removed.

What to Expect From the Wisdom Teeth Procedure 

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Extracting a fully emerged wisdom tooth is essentially the same as removing any other. We will numb your mouth completely, then use a special tool called an “elevator” to gently lift the tooth out of its socket. Once that’s done, we’ll use a set of forceps to wiggle the wisdom tooth free. We use powerful anesthetics for this process, ensuring your complete comfort throughout the procedure.

If the wisdom tooth is impacted, it may be necessary to remove it surgically. We will refer you to an expert oral surgeon who will be able to complete this procedure.

Recovering From Wisdom Teeth Extraction 

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As you might have guessed, patients are often a little bit sore in the days after the wisdom tooth surgery. They may also experience a bit of swelling or bleeding, but this often fades quickly after the procedure is completed.

You can speed up recovery by closely adhering to our instructions for aftercare. In many cases this includes a soft food diet, which can ease the discomfort associated with heavy chewing. You should also avoid drinking through a straw, smoking, or chewing excessively; these can all pull the emerging clot out of place, creating a condition known as “dry socket.”

If you have any other questions about the wisdom tooth procedure, make an appointment for a consultation with us today!