What are Wisdom Teeth?

Your wisdom teeth are the very back set of molars in your mouth. Wisdom teeth typically emerge in late adolescence or a patient’s early twenties but can appear earlier in some cases. Wisdom teeth removal is often necessary because wisdom teeth are likely to become impacted. Impacted teeth are teeth that don’t have enough space in the mouth to grow properly. When wisdom teeth become impacted, they can grow sideways, only emerge part way and get trapped between the bone and the gum, push the adjacent teeth, and cause other serious dental problems. In addition, impacted wisdom teeth can lead to extreme tooth pain and cause misalignment. By extracting your wisdom teeth before they impact, your dentist can spare you discomfort and relieve a severe toothache before it even starts.

Wisdom Teeth Extraction From Your Favorite Sundance Team in Farmington NM

Every patient is different, and not every patient will need wisdom teeth removal. However, for patients at risk of developing impacted wisdom teeth, we recommend performing an extraction as soon as possible at one of our several practices throughout Farmington, NM, Rio Rancho, and Bloomfield, NM. Modern dentistry allows us to detect your wisdom teeth at the optimal stage for extraction. Your dentist will work with you individually to develop the treatment plan that will best meet your individual needs.

The Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure

We offer wisdom teeth removal in Farmington, NM, and four other locations. In most cases, your wisdom teeth will be surgically removed before erupting. Wisdom tooth extraction is a simple procedure. Before the surgery begins, we will use IV sedation to make you more comfortable, and in some cases, anesthesia might be administered. After the surgery, we will give you special care instructions for proper healing. Call us at our office today to learn more about our wisdom teeth extractions. We would be happy to answer any questions you might have or to arrange for a consultation if you are in the Farmington NM, Rio Rancho NM, Bloomfield NM, or Gallup NM area!