Wisdom Teeth Extractions Overview
Wisdom teeth often create a lot of dental issues and discomfort for many patients, which can negatively impact one's quality of life. For this reason, Oral Surgery Specialists of Pueblo offers wisdom teeth extractions to bring relief and restore optimal oral health. When wisdom teeth come in, they can put unwanted pressure on the surrounding teeth, cause shifting, or protrude outward because there isn't sufficient room for them in your upper or lower jaw to erupt properly. This can also lead to other issues like jaw pain, cysts, infection, gum disease, and damage to neighboring teeth.
Our skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeons are highly trained and skilled in performing tooth extractions and have helped countless men and women in the Pueblo, CO area regain their smiles. Extraction is usually recommended when your wisdom teeth are unable to function properly, thus impairing your oral health. If you or your loved one have wisdom teeth that are fully or partially impacted, call our office to schedule an appointment. Removing them may be your best option.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions Reviews
"Dr. Nelson and his staff are welcoming and comforting. I recently had a tooth extraction and started the implant process. I have a lot of confidence in his ability. His dental assistant, Sarah is great too!"- D.C. / Healthgrades / May 12, 2017
"We had an emergency tooth extraction on a Friday night. My wife had 2 root canals the day before, and she we in extreme pain. Our Endodontist called Dr. Steuer to see if he could see my wife to help with the tooth.Not only did he meet us with his assistant and extract the tooth, he never made us feel bad about messing up his evening. "Let's get her out of pain so she can have a nice weekend". He was caring and efficient."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / May 22, 2019
"Dr Nelson and his staff were the absolute best! They took the time to listen and explain any questions that I had and truly care for their patients. After my tooth extraction Dr Nelson called me from his personal phone to check and make sure I was doing good post op. When I needed to ask him questions about my pain meds on a weekend he responded back to me in a timely fashion and was very patient with me. I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone!"- R.L. / Facebook / Jan 28, 2018
"Dr. Bailey was awesome, he and his assistant Ashley both told me what to expect during my tooth extraction. About a hour after I left the facility Dr. Bailey called to check up on me to make sure I was still doing good. I defiantly recommend him for any of your needs."- R.S. / Google / Oct 28, 2018
"Dr. Nelson and his staff are welcoming and comforting. I recently had a tooth extraction and started the implant process. I have a lot of confidence in his ability. His dental assistant, Sarah is great too! "- D.C. / Healthgrades / May 12, 2017
Best Candidates for Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom teeth extraction may be best if these dentures are causing you pain or compromising your overall oral health. In many cases, wisdom teeth are unable to erupt properly, which can lead to a variety of dental problems. Wisdom teeth generally come in for most patients between the ages of 14 – 25. This can cause mild or chronic discomfort including facial swelling. To reduce these oral risks, we often suggest extraction to secure and maintain the health of your other teeth, gums, and jawbone.
What To Expect with Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Oral Surgery Specialists of Pueblo is dedicated to providing you with a positive patient experience. To help make you more comfortable, we typically incorporate some form of sedation dentistry. This helps ensure you are relaxed and at ease to enable us to perform the extraction(s) safely. In many cases, our surgeons will section or cut the tooth in several pieces to remove it carefully. This is our preferred method, as it is a minimally invasive approach. Our skilled team will strategically work around your surrounding healthy teeth to not disturb their integrity. Once your wisdom teeth have been removed, sutures will be placed and you will be free to return home.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions Recovery
Prior to your release, we will review all post-operative instructions with you so you know how to best care for your mouth as it heals. If sedation dentistry was used, you may need a family member or friend to accompany you to your appointment so they can drive you home. Generally, we recommend that you keep to a soft food diet for the first few days as your mouth will be very sore. You should also avoid using straws to prevent unnecessary strain on your oral muscles. It's important to adhere to these care instructions to prohibit unwanted complications.
Typically, we will write a prescription for pain relievers or suggest the use of over-the-counter pain medication to ease swelling and discomfort. Follow-up appointments are generally scheduled about a week after your surgery so we can check on your healing progress and make sure there aren't any issues. It's also essential to your oral health and well-being to maintain annual dental exams and bi-annual cleanings. We suggest building healthy oral habits such as routine brushing and flossing as well.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions Insurance Coverage
Wisdom teeth extractions are typically covered in some form by most major dental insurance plans Our patient coordinator will contact your provider to determine your coverage and any associated costs with your procedure. We want all of our patients to get the care they need, which is why we accept many payment forms including financing through CareCredit®. We also offer flexible payment plans and discuss all of your options during your consultation.
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Our skilled team at Oral Surgery Specialists of Pueblo are here to provide you with high-quality oral care you can trust. The thought of getting your wisdom teeth may not be exciting but the health benefits you will experience will be worth it. Wisdom teeth can cause a lot of dental issues and can lead to more expensive solutions if left untreated. Contact our practice in Pueblo, CO if you or your loved one have wisdom teeth that are causing you pain.