Not everyone has wisdom teeth, but those who do might never notice them throughout their life, while for others these teeth become a nuisance and must be removed. If you have wisdom teeth pain in Ogden and are looking for an oral surgeon to help with removal, Dr. Greg Roberts can help.
At the offices of Dr. Greg Roberts, we understand that the prospect of wisdom tooth extraction in Ogden is frightening for many people – and we want you to know that our office is a safe and comfortable place. Our highly trained team is both friendly and compassionate, and we treat our patients with the utmost care and respect. Turn to us, and we’ll do whatever we can to ensure you have a positive experience.
During your first visit to our Ogden office, we’ll explain the plan for your wisdom tooth extraction. You’ll learn what to expect in terms of recovery time, and we’ll provide you with all of the need-to-know information in regards to preparing for the procedure. At the same time, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions. And, we encourage you to bring up any concerns you may have.
Whether you’re worried about being under anesthesia, experiencing pain or suffering complications – or if anything else is causing you to feel anxious about your upcoming wisdom tooth removal at our Ogden dental surgery center — we want you to let us know. That way, our team can find a way to ease your mind and help you through the process.
When you return to our Ogden office, you can count on top-notch care. With over 23 years of experience, Dr. Greg Roberts is an expert in wisdom tooth extraction. Our entire staff is extremely skilled, and we’re confident we can set you up for a smooth and easy recovery.
Common Reasons for Wisdom Teeth Removal
Not everyone will need to remove wisdom teeth in their lifetime, but you may want to consider the procedure if you:
- Have a small jaw that cannot adequately fit your 28 permanent teeth and 4 additional wisdom teeth
- Have impacted wisdom teeth that don’t break through the gumst
- Have partially impacted wisdom teeth that leave room for bacteria and food to get stuck and cause infection or pain
- Have wisdom teeth growing at an unusual angle that is painful to your mouth,gums, or other teeth
- Have completed orthodontic treatment and may risk getting crooked teeth again if wisdom teeth are allowed to grow in.
The Wisdom Teeth Removal Process
Wisdom teeth can be extracted using either a local anesthetic (numbing just the area where your oral surgeon is taking out the teeth) or under general anesthesia (full sedation). Your oral surgeon in Salt Lake City will open the gum tissue if necessary, remove the tooth and any bone covering it, then stitch the gums closed again. It will not be performed if you have active infections or gum disease in the area of the surgery, as this can increase the risk of complications.
You will likely experience some pain, bleeding, and swelling following the procedure and may get pain medication. Follow your Ogden oral surgeon’s instructions on caring for your teeth, eating, and drinking following the surgery to prevent complications.
As with any surgery, wisdom teeth removal comes with some risk of infection and bleeding. If you smoke or drink alcohol this could delay or prevent proper healing, so it’s best to avoid these activities at least a week before and a week after your surgery. Failing to follow your surgeon’s instructions could also result in a painful condition called dry socket. For these reasons it’s important to discuss the benefits and risks with your Utah oral surgeon before you move forward.
Call Us to Learn More
Some people are lucky and never have any problems with wisdom teeth. For others, wisdom teeth removal is an effective measure for preventing crowding in your jaw, infection, and complications later. If you need your wisdom teeth removed, call our offices today to schedule a free consultation to review your options with our surgical team.