Wisdom Tooth Removal: What You Need to Know
Millions of Americans undergo wisdom tooth removal each year. Many of those surgeries are performed when the third molars fail to fully erupt. Dr. Andy Maples can remove wisdom teeth that are impacted, infected, or causing teeth crowding. His Loveland, CO, dental practice team is dedicated to providing an experience that is comfortable, personalized, and exceptional in quality. In addition to being a graduate of Seattle's Clay Center in the areas of periodontics and prosthodontics, Dr. Maples goes above and beyond Colorado's required amount of annual continuing education requirements.
Benefits of Wisdom Tooth Removal
While wisdom tooth removal may sound painful, the majority of patients who undergo the procedure report minimal discomfort associated with the removal of their molars. There are many oral health benefits following the outpatient oral surgery. A few of these include:
- A virtually pain-free procedure: Wisdom tooth removal will be performed using local anesthesia. Our practice also offers oral sedation if you are anxious about the procedure.
- Restored oral health: Wisdom teeth are generally problematic and can cause teeth crowding, decay, and gum disease. Removing your wisdom teeth can lead to improved oral health outcomes in the long term while lowering your dental bills.
- Relief from discomfort: Many patients have their wisdom teeth removed to find relief from pain. Cavities, impacted teeth, and infections can cause severe pain if left untreated.
- Candidacy for orthodontics: One barrier to candidacy for Invisalign or traditional braces is teeth crowding. By removing your wisdom teeth, you can improve your candidacy for teeth-straightening treatments.