Around the late teens and early twenties, the wisdom teeth attempt to erupt. However, because of the lack of space, they’re more likely to get stuck under the gums or crowd the other teeth. Dr. Luke and Dr. Kingsberg help patients dealing with the pain and oral health issues caused by problematic wisdom teeth by removing them in-office without having to send them to a separate specialist. Is someone in your family expecting their wisdom teeth soon? Call us to schedule a visit today to discuss options for wisdom tooth extractions in Denver, CO.
While it’s uncommon, there are times where you’ll be able to keep your wisdom teeth. They only really need to be removed if they are currently causing problems or are likely to lead to problems if they’re left alone. The American Dental Association recommends that wisdom teeth be removed if you’re experiencing:
Immediately following the surgery, gauze will be placed over the surgical area. It should be kept there for about half an hour to stop the bleeding. Avoid touching the surgical area to prevent further bleeding. Take pain medication if you experience any discomfort, and plan on a diet of liquid and soft foods for the next few days. You can apply ice packs to the side of your face in intervals to reduce any swelling that has occurred.