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.
"I had two wisdom teeth removed on my visit. #32 was partially impacted and #1 was not erupted/exposed. Dr. Steuer and his staff were very thorough and explained the what my procedure was going to entail. The entire process was stress free and was a pleasant experience. Dr. Steuer and his staff were very friendly. I would recommend Dr. Steuer to anyone looking for an oral surgeon."- S.M. / Healthgrades / Mar 12, 2020
"My wife had an emergency, they took care of her right away. Explained everything including the charges which were fair. The staff were friendly and answered every question we had. They really helped to put my wife at ease during a stressful time. Office was very clean, and modern looking. Very impressed"- J.W. / Yelp / Feb 24, 2020
"Friendly and professional staff. Answered all questions until we felt comfortable with the procedure and followed up with us at home later to assure everything was okay... Would recommend to others anytime."- K.S. / Google / Feb 21, 2020
"I really appreciate how Dr. Ringer bent over backwards to help my daughter - we had a series of conflicts that made it look impossible to get her into the office in a timely manner and Dr. Ringer's office really worked with us -- for that we are most grateful.Additionally, my daughter is atypical and was stressing about having her mouth worked on - the Dr and staff treated her with kindness and gentleness and were attentive to her needs along with any concerns or questions I and her father had about the procedure.The procedure was quick and he performed it with unspeakable proficiency. He and his staff were thorough with their aftercare instructions and genuinely interested in her recovery. Dr. Ringer later called me to check up on how she was doing and praised her for how well she held it together. He also made sure that I had emergency contact info in case we had more questions or if my daughter were to have any issues at all with her aftercare. We are very pleased with this practice and certainly recommend Dr. Ringer's office to anyone needing oral surgery."- S.T. / Google / Feb 21, 2020
"Dr. Eric Ringer was our surgeon for my daughters procedure today. At our first visit/consultation he explained everything wonderfully and answered the questions we had.He and his nurses were wonderful and reassuring to her. She was a terrified 12 yr old. This was her first surgery ever and Dr. Ringer took amazing care and time with her. He even got in contact with us later in the day to make sure her day one recovery was going well. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience for our family."- K.C. / Google / Feb 21, 2020
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.