Oral surgery is necessary for patients who need teeth extractions or more extensive dental work done in order to restore their teeth and gums. While we try every option to address a patient’s dental problem before surgery is needed, sometimes it can’t be avoided. Dr. Michael Larsen and Dr. Sky Sessions at Apple Tree Dental have advanced training and experience performing oral surgery, allowing patients to rest easy knowing they are in good hands. We utilize the latest dental technology to give our patients the most accurate diagnosis and maximum comfort. Patients who undergo oral surgery are often sedated to minimize pain or discomfort. Oral surgery may be recommended for the following: • Wisdom teeth • Missing teeth • Impacted teeth due to wisdom teeth eruption or general • Tooth overcrowding • Unable to wear dentures comfortably • Unequal jaw growth • Suspicious lesion removal • Snoring or sleep apnea problems
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Between the ages of 17 and 25, a third set of molars grow in the back of your mouth. It is often recommended that they be removed for a handful of reasons. Wisdom teeth often get impacted, which means they can be trapped in your jawbone or gums. They also tend to grow in unevenly which can mess with the alignment of other teeth. Additionally, most people’s mouths are not big enough for these third sets of molars. Regardless of the reason, wisdom teeth cause most people a lot of pain and are unnecessary, hence the reason for removal.
The wisdom teeth removal surgery lasts about 45 minutes. There are three types of anesthesia to help patients not feel pain during the procedure. Local anesthesia to numb your mouth, laughing gas, and/or IV Sedation. Most people sleep through the procedure.
Besides getting your wisdom teeth removed, there are a number of reasons why a patient may need to get other teeth extracted. Overcrowding, excessive tooth decay, infection, and trauma to the oral cavity can all contribute to a need for teeth extraction.
Feeling nervous about oral surgery or wisdom teeth removal? Our friendly staff and knowledgeable dentists (and oral surgeons?) care about the comfort of our patients. For additional information on pain management and sedation options for dental procedures and surgeries, click here!
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Oral surgery is more common than many people think it is—and there’s no reason why you should live with discomfort or impeded oral function if it doesn't need to be this way! By scheduling a consultation today, we will determine what the root of your problem is and help you get the best smile and oral health possible.We’d be happy to talk with you to discuss how oral surgery can help you and what you should expect before, during, and after your surgery. Apple Tree Dental in Rexburg, Idaho is a trusted oral surgery provider for patients of all ages. If you are considering oral surgery to remove teeth or wisdom teeth, call Apple Tree Dental at 208-359-1500 today!