Wisdom Tooth Extractions in Kansas City, MO
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What Is Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
Our final set of teeth, which usually emerge in the later adolescent years, are called wisdom teeth or the third molars. Positioned in the back ends of each arch, wisdom teeth often don't have adequate space to emerge efficiently, are hard to keep clean, and may require extraction to preserve general oral wellness. Board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons Dr. Matthew Hlavacek and Dr. Jason Baker provide wisdom tooth extraction for Kansas City, MO patients to enhance dental health and defend against malocclusion and deterioration. If you or a member of your family have problematic or impacted wisdom teeth, call for an exam at Kansas City Surgical Arts to find out about your care solutions.
What Is the Wisdom Tooth Extraction Process?
Kansas City Surgical Arts performs third molar extractions while you are under local anesthesia; however, this surgery could also be done with oral-conscious or IV sedation services to ensure comfort. Many instances of wisdom teeth removal necessitate an excision approach, especially if the teeth are ingrown, have misshapen roots, or are firmly situated in the bone tissue. When Dr. Hlavacek and Dr. Baker make an incision in the gum tissues to get to the tooth, they will often separate it into individual pieces, enabling an easier extraction. Based on your unique situation, all four of the wisdom teeth could be removed in the same session. Sutures may be added afterward to aid in healing. You will then be given post-operative tips to follow during the next few days.
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Wonderful from start to finish! Answered all of my questions clearly and kept me calm during my wisdom teeth removal. Cheaper cost than I expected as well which is a bonus. Would recommend 100%!
First time at this location. Daughter was treated with care by all staff. They were all attentive and courteous. Dr. Baker, thank you, for taking the time to explain every step and for following up on my daughter, in the evening. She did really well with her wisdom teeth extraction. She had no side effects at all. Thank you!!
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Dr. Hlavacek and Dr. Baker are thrilled to offer wisdom tooth extraction to maintain the future wellness of your teeth. This effective dental service is often performed for people in Kansas City, MO and could be needed if natural tooth emergence is not likely to happen or further issues exist. To get more details about wisdom tooth extraction, contact Kansas City Surgical Arts for an exam at your earliest convenience.
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Wisdom Tooth Extractions FAQs
What problems can occur if someone doesn't have their wisdom teeth removed?
While not everyone will need their wisdom teeth removed, most do. Most individuals do not have enough room in their mouth for wisdom teeth and this can lead to infections and more. Some issues that could occur if you don't have these teeth removed when necessary include:
- Irritation in the back of the jaw
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Difficulty when biting and/or clenching
- Jaw pain
What can I eat after getting my wisdom teeth removed?
After your wisdom teeth removal, you'll want to stick to a very soft-food diet. You'll want to avoid dairy, spicy foods, alcohol, and crumbly or crunchy foods for the first few days. Some suggested foods include:
- Scrambled eggs
- Smoothies (without a straw)
- Mashed potatoes
When can I start exercising and performing physical activities?
You should be able to resume your normal physical activity five days following your wisdom teeth removal. This gives your incisions time to properly heal. Our team will work with you so you have a good understanding of what to expect during your recovery period.