Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth often become impacted, causing a range of problems such as pain, infection, and misalignment.
Dental Solutions in Warsaw, IN, can perform virtually painless wisdom tooth removal to address or prevent these issues.
Is it time to address your or your child's wisdom teeth? Learn how our advanced techniques customize treatment to your needs.
Why Wisdom Teeth Aren't Always Smart
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, usually erupt during our late teens or early 20s. Unfortunately, they often fail to erupt properly, causing severe crowding and other oral health problems. In many cases, they may become impacted, leading to significant discomfort or possibly even damage to other teeth.
Our dentist, Dr. William B. Stofer, makes patient comfort a priority at our Warsaw dentistry practice. The team at Dental Solutions uses the latest technology, including advanced imaging systems, which allows us to plan and execute incredibly precise surgery for the removal of wisdom teeth. Our innovative tools and techniques make tooth extractions more comfortable while improving your oral health.
An Effective Treatment with Many Valuable Benefits
Improved Oral Health
In many cases, wisdom teeth removal is the only way to resolve issues associated with impaction. Fortunately, you sacrifice no functionality by having these teeth removed. In fact, many parents elect to have their children's third molars removed before they can cause issues.
While you may wonder why anyone would refer to tooth removal as "conservative," the fact is that preventive wisdom tooth removal can save you a tremendous amount of time and money by avoiding future complications with these teeth.
Plus, We Focus on Patients' Comfort
Through the use of sedation dentistry, local anesthesia, and modern techniques, we minimize any discomfort associated with this procedure – no general anesthesia required. By customizing each procedure to a patient's needs, Dr. Stofer strives to ensure optimum comfort.
Is It Time to Contact a Specialist FOR WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL?
Are you experiencing issues related to your wisdom teeth? Problematic molars can lead to other oral health issues if left untreated.
Or would you like to be proactive and have your child's jaw assessed for signs of potential wisdom tooth complications? The best time to remove wisdom teeth is during the late teenage years or early 20s when these teeth are immature and the jaw is less dense, allowing for easier removal.
Dr. Stofer at Dental Solutions in Warsaw can examine your smile to determine the right solution. Feel free to leave us a message if you have questions. Or, if you want an assessment of your oral health, request a consultation.
"... Another Perfect Visit" Another 5-Star Review
"I've been a patient since 2006 and even though I no longer reside in the immediate area, I still choose to make the drive to come to Dental Solutions. Today was another perfect visit." Jama Leahy
A Closer Look At Removing a Wisdom Tooth
Are You a Candidate for Wisdom Tooth Removal? Quick and Comfortable Treatment
Wisdom teeth removal can address active oral symptoms or it can be performed before you have symptoms as a preventive measure that avoids future dental complications. With our careful and advanced techniques, your treatment can be quick and comfortable.
∎ Evaluating Problems You May Face
If you do not have enough room in your jaw for your wisdom teeth, they can push against your other teeth as they develop. As a result, your entire dental arch could shift out of alignment. In other cases, these new teeth may not be able to push through the gum or bone tissue that covers them. These impacted teeth can cause significant discomfort. You could also develop an infection if bacteria become trapped under the flap of tissue.
∎ Benefits of 3-D Imaging to Assess Your Risk
To determine whether you or your child needs to undergo wisdom teeth removal, Dr. Stofer will carefully examine your teeth, gums, and jaws. We will take advanced images using the Planmeca ProMax® 3D Max imaging system at our Warsaw practice. With the high-definition images, your dentist can determine whether you have enough room for these additional teeth. He can also plan an extraction involving minimal impact to your jaw.
∎ We Handle Both Simple & Complex Cases
While wisdom teeth removal is often necessary, you can depend on our Warsaw practice to recommend this and other dental treatments only if you truly need them. And, if your case is a particularly complex one, we won't hesitate to recommend an oral surgeon. However, one of the benefits of seeing us is that we are equipped to handle both simple and complicated extractions without referring you to an oral surgeon.
We Handle Dental Emergencies Quickly With 5-Star Results
Dr. Stofer is really wonderful.His whole office staff is just remarkable.I had a big dental emergency and was seen immediately.I recommend this office.View On Google
The office staff were great. Tammy responded quickly to my dental emergency. Dr. Stoffer and his assistant were very kind and helpful. I needed more work than I expected but the doctor explained it clearly. He took his time and I never felt rushed. I highly recommend!View On Google
Do You Suspect a Problem?
Symptoms of Wisdom Tooth Issues
When wisdom teeth grow in at an angle, they may put pressure on other teeth and cause them to shift. In other cases, teeth may move when wisdom teeth erupt because there is not enough room in the jaw. This is particularly concerning if you've had braces to straighten your teeth.
Persistent Bad Breath
If you have chronic bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth, this can be a sign of infection. If wisdom teeth grow in at an angle or are trapped under the gums, they are more vulnerable to decay and other issues.
Wisdom teeth are located at the back of the mouth, which makes them difficult to brush and a prime breeding ground for cavities. If left untreated, the decay can spread to other teeth.
Infection can affect the soft tissue around the wisdom teeth, causing your gums to swell and become painful. The infection can also lead to gum disease.
Call Us Before Symptoms
Your symptoms are not likely to improve on their own. Even worse, your oral health overall will continually decline until the wisdom tooth is addressed.
Wisdom tooth removal is a common procedure. Dr. Stofer can complete your treatment in just one visit, letting you get back to living your life pain-free.
Request a consultation today with our Warsaw doctor or reach us by phone:
Covering the Cost of Your Procedure
Dental insurance often covers removing molars. Our Warsaw team will be happy to work with your provider to get the most out of your benefits.
If you do not have insurance or wisdom tooth removal is not covered by your plan, CareCredit® financing is available for patients who qualify. Financing your treatment allows you to pay for your wisdom tooth removal over a period of time rather than all at once. This way, you can enjoy the benefits of not having an impacted tooth without worrying about affordability.
What to Expect We Offer Gentle Care at Every Step
Dr. Stofer is committed to the strictest standards of excellence and personalized care.
Aftercare and Recovery
With our careful and advanced oral techniques, you can expect your recovery to be fast and comfortable.
- ∎ After surgery, gauze will be placed over the site. You should be able to remove the gauze in about 30 minutes.
- ∎ You will likely experience some sensitivity and inflammation. Mild, non-prescription pain medications will usually be enough to ease discomfort.
- ∎ Be careful when brushing your teeth during recovery in order to avoid disrupting the extraction site.
- ∎ You will be asked to eat a soft diet for a few days to prevent gum irritation. You should also avoid spicy foods, alcohol, and hot beverages.
With these precautions, patients typically make a full recovery in a week or less.