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Wisdom Tooth Extraction – Klamath Falls, OR

Our Top Priority is Your Comfort

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Did you know that every year, five million people have their wisdom teeth removed? This surgery is incredibly common, and when there’s not enough room in your mouth for these third molars, they can cause oral health problems if they begin growing in. That’s why most people have them removed. At Premier Care Dental, we understand that a tooth extraction can be a daunting procedure to stomach, which is why we offer sedation dentistry as well as use the most advanced technology to remove them. Dr. Jordan Singer is able to perform safe wisdom tooth extractions at our comfortable office so you won’t have to worry about scheduling a visit with an outside specialist that you’ve never met before. Don’t hesitate to contact us today to learn more! 

What are Wisdom Teeth?

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Wisdom teeth are known as your third molars, the last ones to grow in on either side of your jaw. Typically, they appear between the ages of 16 and 20. Most of the time, when they grow in, there’s not enough room left in your mouth for them to fit. They can also grow impacted, or trapped beneath your gums, and cause pain or swelling. Getting your wisdom teeth in Klamath Falls removed can help you avoid a variety of oral health issues down the road, which is why most professionals recommend it.

Why Do My Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed?

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Sometimes, wisdom teeth don’t have to be extracted if there’s enough room in your mouth to accommodate them. Typically, your dentist in Klamath Falls, Dr. Singer, can tell based on viewing your dental X-rays. However, they may need to come out for reasons that include causing:

  • Damage to other teeth by shifting them out of place and creating bite problems.
  • Cysts can begin to form around new teeth and cause jaw and nerve damage.
  • Sinus pain, pressure, and congestion.
  • Inflamed oral tissue.
  • Additional nooks and crannies for bacteria to grow in.

What is the Procedure Like?

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When you get a wisdom tooth extraction in Klamath Falls, you can rest assured knowing that you won’t be able to feel a thing. They’re relatively routine procedures that involve the use of general anesthesia. Once the area is numb, Dr. Singer will make small incisions into your gums to remove them. Sometimes, he may need to divide the teeth into small sections to remove them more easily.

After your teeth have been extracted, he’ll place a piece of gauze on the area to help stop the bleeding. Typically, patients report some discomfort and swelling in the first few days after the procedure, but nothing that can’t be handled with prescribed pain medication.

If you’re experiencing jaw pain, discomfort, or already need your wisdom teeth need to be removed, don’t hesitate to contact us! We’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and schedule an appointment for you.