Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that emerge through the gums, this usually happens in the latter part of your teen years or in the earlier part of your twenties. Unfortunately, wisdom teeth seldom come in on time or at the correct angle and will often become impacted. Just because you can’t see them in the back of your mouth, that doesn’t mean that they aren’t doing damage beneath the surface. If they are growing in at an awkward angle, they can cause structural damage to the jaw and do damage to the molars surrounding them.
Our oral surgeons are the experts in wisdom tooth removal. Not only are they trained in performing surgical tooth extractions, they’re also qualified to offer complex facial trauma treatments, jaw surgery, and facial reconstructions. As a result, they are the go-to specialists for wisdom teeth extractions from the simple, to the complex, and frequently perform them weekly, if not daily. If you or your teen is experiencing pain, swelling, or swollen gums around the molars, we encourage you to reserve an evaluation of your wisdom teeth in Shreveport, Bossier City, and Natchitoches, LA at ArkLaTex Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery with our experienced oral surgeon.
For many patients, wisdom tooth extraction is commonly the first surgery our patients experience. With that in mind, we do everything possible to alleviate the fear and anxiety many patients experience when undergoing their first procedure. Before determining whether or not your wisdom teeth need to be removed, we get precise scans of the inside of your mouth to look at whether or not the wisdom teeth will need to be removed. The point of this is to make sure that, if your teeth do need to be removed, come the day of the procedure, there is no guess work being done and everything goes exactly according to plan.
Before surgery begins, we’ll provide one or a combination of anesthesia services to ensure you’re relaxed and pain-free throughout your stay. You’ll be able to return home the same day and typically only need over-the-counter medication to control any swelling or discomfort during your recovery. We’ll review post-operative instructions with you and encourage you to follow them closely for a shortened recovery time. If you have any questions as you heal, please reach out to our surgical team in Shreveport, Bossier City, and Natchitoches, LA for the answers you need. With specialized surgical and medical training, oral surgeons offer worry-free and confident care for any wisdom tooth extraction. Find out if it’s time for yours.
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