Wisdom teeth can often be one of the most annoying parts of growing up and adulthood. Wisdom teeth can cause pain, teeth shifting and stress. For many, wisdom teeth extraction is the best option. Smile Envy Dental Group provides this procedure to residents of Smyrna, Vinings, and the surrounding Atlanta communities.
What are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the third molars in our mouths, meaning they are the furthest back from the front. Wisdom teeth are typically the last teeth to come in and sometimes remain impacted or partially impacted in the gums. Other times, people do not have wisdom teeth at all. The teeth are no longer useful and often cause some complications for orthodontic reasons or from impaction, so they are commonly removed.
What is Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
Wisdom tooth extraction refers to the removal of the third molars from the mouth. Dr. Fields will examine x-rays and the mouth to determine if wisdom tooth extraction is a necessary, effective procedure for you. If the wisdom teeth are impacted or partially impacted in the gums, it is always recommended to have the teeth removed to prevent serious complications in the future. If the tooth has developed fully above the gum line and is not causing alignment issues or experiencing decay, Dr. Fields may recommend leaving the wisdom teeth in the mouth. However, the emergence of healthy wisdom teeth can disrupt the bite and someone’s teeth alignment, causing another need for removal.
What is The Wisdom Tooth Extraction Procedure?
The procedure for wisdom tooth extraction is the same as the regular tooth extraction procedure. Local anesthesia will numb the area and Dr. Fields will ensure total comfort for each patient. Once fully numb, Dr. Fields uses tools to wiggle and rock the tooth until removing it with forceps. If the tooth is fully or partially impacted in the gums, Dr. Fields may need to remove some of the gum or bone to best reach the tooth or remove the tooth in pieces.
What is the After-Care for Wisdom Tooth Removal?
Following the wisdom tooth procedure, patients may experience some swelling or discomfort. Dr. Fields will prescribe any necessary medications to ensure maximum comfort. Some at-home remedies for swelling and discomfort may also be recommended, depending on each patient.
How Much Does Wisdom Tooth Extraction Cost in Atlanta, GA?
Wisdom tooth extractions vary in cost from patient to patient. Without a prior consultation with Dr. Fields, it can be difficult to predict the exact cost. Our office works with each patient to make financing family dentistry procedures, such as extracting wisdom teeth, a realistic option for care.
Dental insurance may cover wisdom teeth extraction, but all insurance providers have unique policies. At Smile Envy Dental Group, we will review your policy and inform you of your individual costs for wisdom tooth removal.
In order to provide affordable access, we’re proud to offer patients financing options through CareCredit®. We can determine your eligibility before your appointment, so there are no surprises when it comes to finances. We happily accept many forms of payment including credit card.
Have you considered wisdom teeth removal or are in need of this procedure soon? Let Smile Envy Dental Group make the procedure as comfortable and effective as possible. Dr. David Fields is proud to offer this dental procedure to residents of Vinings, Smyrna, and surrounding Atlanta communities. Contact the office of Smile Envy Dental Group today to learn more about our approach to wisdom tooth extraction.