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Wisdom Tooth Extractions – Spring Hill, TN

Make Wisdom Tooth Pain a Thing of the Past

Dentist holding X-ray of patient's teethBetween the ages of 17 and 25, you can expect your third set of molars (your wisdom teeth) to begin to grow in. Sadly, only a select few enjoy a pain-free experience. For the rest, the new addition brings everything from minor sensitivity to severe discomfort. Fortunately, that’s where our team at Family Dental Associates comes in! Read on to learn more about wisdom tooth extractions in Spring Hill, or contact our office to schedule an appointment.

Dental tools on table holding extracted toothWhat Are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars. Although a small portion of the population is born without them, most patients can expect theirs to come in between their late teens and their early twenties. If they are properly aligned, they can be a valuable asset to your mouth. However, more often than not, they are impacted and require removal.

Closeup of woman experiencing tooth painWhy Do My Wisdom Teeth Need to be Removed?

Wisdom teeth can pose a number of short and long-term complications, which is why roughly 90% of Americans need to have theirs removed. Here are a few of the reasons we may recommend having yours extracted:

  • There isn’t enough room in your mouth, which can create bite issues
  • The teeth become partially or fully impacted (trapped within the gums and jawbone)
  • Possibility of cysts forming
  • Upper-arch wisdom teeth could cause sinus pain and congestion
  • Increased risk of cavities and gum disease.

Dentist conducting dental examThe Wisdom Teeth Extraction Process

If your X-rays show that your oral health may be at risk due to your wisdom teeth, then we will move forward with the procedure. While there are some cases where we will refer you to a specialist, our dentist in Spring Hill can typically help patients get the high-quality treatment they need in-house. If the tooth in question is visible, then we will gently rock it out of its socket to remove it. However, if one or more of your teeth are underneath the gums, we will make a small incision before dividing it into smaller pieces for removal. Either way, we will numb the area completely beforehand to ensure your complete comfort throughout the entire procedure.

Whether you’ve been struggling with wisdom tooth pain for years or their emergence is relatively new, our team is here to help restore your pain-free smile! To learn more about the procedure, contact our office today.