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Wisdom Teeth Removal – Milwaukee, WI

Prevent Problematic Teeth from Affecting Your Smile

Sometimes called the third molars, wisdom teeth are the most frequently extracted teeth in the world today. While our caveman ancestors may have had use for them when their back teeth inevitably fell out, improved oral care and diet have made them largely vestigial in modern times. For most people, they simply don’t have enough room for them in their mouths! If your wisdom teeth start to come in and are causing pain or shifting nearby teeth, you can trust us to take care of you with wisdom tooth extraction in Milwaukee, WI at Sweet Smiles Family Dentistry. Call our dental office today to schedule an appointment!

Why Choose Sweet Smiles Family Dentistry for Wisdom Tooth Extractions?

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Woman talking to dentist about wisdom tooth extraction

Wisdom teeth are the large molars that usually grow in at the very back of each side of the jaw. Often, they are the very last teeth to erupt through the gum line, pushing through into what may be an already crowded lineup of pearly whites. When there is not enough space in the mouth, wisdom teeth may become impacted, which means they fail to erupt or grow in at an odd angle. When this happens, swelling, pain and tenderness can occur, which is why many people opt for wisdom teeth removal.

Signs You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Extracted

Impacted wisdom tooth graphic

The most common sign that the wisdom teeth need to be removed is pain towards the back of the mouth, particularly if it develops between the ages of 18 and 25. This is when the wisdom teeth most commonly erupt and have the potential to cause major disruptions in the smile. If a wisdom tooth becomes impacted (stuck), it can be trapped underneath existing teeth and develop an infection. Other signs you may need your wisdom teeth extracted include:

Do All Wisdom Teeth Need to be Removed?

Woman in dentist’s chair smiling

While wisdom tooth extraction is very common, not all third molars must be removed. If your wisdom teeth or those of your child have fully grown in and are not causing overcrowding or consistent discomfort, you may not need to extract them. However, it always best to check with a dental professional. That is why we recommend scheduling routine checkups at Sweet Smiles Family Dentistry every six months.

How Does Wisdom Tooth Extraction Work?

Wisdom tooth extraction is considered a routine procedure and can typically be completed in a short amount of time at our office in Milwaukee.

Your dentist will first numb your wisdom teeth and the surrounding areas so you do not feel any discomfort during extraction. If your wisdom teeth are impacted, a small incision will be made in the gum line. Next, your dentist will use forceps to remove the wisdom tooth by gently rocking it back and forth until it detaches. Larger teeth may need to be sectioned into smaller pieces before being removed.

Once your wisdom teeth have been successfully extracted, your dentist will close the surgery site with sutures and ask you to bite down on a piece of gauze to help a blood clot form. Then the healing process officially begins!

Before your leave our office, we will be sure to provide you with full aftercare instructions. Your dentist may also provide a prescription for medication to relieve any lingering discomfort.

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