The removal of wisdom teeth is a common procedure. The most frequent indication for removal is inadequate space and malposition (impaction).
The vast majority of patients elect to have their wisdom teeth removed under Intravenous Sedation (IV Dental Sedation). This method of anesthesia is extremely safe and helps the patient through the procedure by allowing them to sleep during the oral surgery.
The ideal age for removal of wisdom teeth is between 15 and 20 years of age, depending on the degree of root development. Removing the wisdom teeth prior to complete development of the root lessens the risks and makes the procedure easier on the patient. The best time to remove wisdom teeth is when the root is 30% to 50% developed. Ask your general dentist about your wisdom teeth and when he or she recommends you have them removed.
Dentists realize most patients are anxious about having their wisdom teeth removed. It is the dentist's goal to make the experience of "wisdom tooth removal" as easy as possible for each patient. They should provide very compassionate care in a state-of-the-art surgical facility, with staff members who are geared toward working with patients who suffer from dental anxiety and their family members and who always put the concerns of the patient first.
Remember, only a dentist can diagnose your dental problems and offer the right treatment plan for you. If you need a dentist, call us at 1-866-970-0441 to be connected with one today.