Most people need to have their wisdom teeth (also known as 3rd molars) removed at some point in their life. They can cause pain and crowd healthy teeth, often resulting in decay and infection. Smiles of Aurora often recommends our patients have their wisdom teeth removed during their late teenage years or early 20s.
When the wisdom teeth are removed before reaching full maturity, they are smaller which often results in a less complicated surgery and shorter recovery time. Our Aurora, IL doctors also remove impacted wisdom teeth, a more complex extraction procedure that is made comfortable using our safe sedation options.
Do I Need My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Our doctors will determine if your or your child's wisdom teeth will need to be removed through a complete oral exam and specialized x-ray imaging.
When wisdom teeth come in at an angle, this can affect the bite, create an area where food particles get caught, and cause decay or even an infection. Having wisdom teeth removed is an important step in keeping smiles healthy, straight, and decay-free.
What Can I Expect When My Wisdom Teeth Are Removed?
Most of our Aurora dental patients prefer to be sedated while their wisdom teeth are being removed. Our doctors will discuss your oral and IV sedation options with you to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible during the procedure.
On the day of your wisdom teeth extraction, you will need to bring someone with you who can drive you home after the procedure. Average extractions take less than an hour to complete!
Schedule Your Wisdom Teeth Consultation With Smiles of Aurora Today
Do you have a wisdom tooth causing you pain? Are you noticing swelling in your gums near your second or third molars? Don't wait any longer! Schedule a consultation with Smiles of Aurora today for a customized treatment plan.