Wisdom Teeth Removal
Around your late teens to early 20s, wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, start to grow and erupt through your gums.
Sometimes these teeth get stuck in your jawbone or grow in crooked. Without extraction, they may cause pain, infection, or crowding.
Dr. Steven Krendl of Colorado Dental Arts in Littleton, CO, can perform virtually pain free wisdom teeth removal using relaxing sedation.
How Wisdom Teeth Can Disrupt Your Smile
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Frequently Asked Questions
How Long is Recovery?
You might experience mild pain and swelling for a few days. Ice packs, soft foods, and pain medication can help. You should be fully recovered within a few weeks.
Do We Need Wisdom Teeth?The drawbacks of keeping your wisdom teeth often outweigh potential benefits. This area of your mouth has limited space and is extremely difficult to keep clean.
Any Risks to Extraction?
Rarely. A painful dry socket could occur if the blood clot that forms after surgery is dislodged. This is why Dr. Krendl recommends not brushing in the surgical areas for at least 24 hours after the procedure.
Can Implant-Supported Restorations Replace Wisdom Teeth?
No, Dr. Krendl most likely would not place a dental implant where a wisdom tooth was extracted.