Why are wisdom teeth typically more difficult to remove than other teeth?

wisdom teeth HenricoAmong tooth extractions, wisdom teeth are considered some of the most difficult. Many oral healthcare professionals refer patients to an oral surgeon for wisdom tooth extractions because an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) is an expert at removing teeth – especially in complex cases.

Wisdom teeth are considered difficult to remove for a couple of reasons. First, wisdom teeth are located at the back of the mouth – a hard place to reach. Secondly, wisdom teeth rarely erupt completely. Instead they become stuck in the gums and/or the jawbone. This makes their removal even more cumbersome. Lastly, there are abundant blood vessels and nerves at the back of the mouth where these teeth are located.

Will I be comfortable during treatment?

Our team is dedicated to ensuring that our patients are comfortable during treatment. We accomplish this by administering medication that eases discomfort and anxiety while also employing the latest surgical techniques that reduce invasiveness.

What pre-treatment considerations should I make?

Prior to your wisdom tooth extraction, you should read through your patient materials very thoroughly. Information packets provided to you will contain details about what to expect before, during and after treatment. It will also contain instructions that you should follow. For instance, you must arrange for transportation to and from our practice on the day of treatment because the medication we use affects motor function.

Why should I choose an OMS

An OMS is a specialist who has an advanced degree and immeasurable amounts of focused experience to perform a number of oral health treatments and surgeries. By choosing an OMS, you will receive excellent, custom treatment from a board-certified professional who has removed thousands of teeth over the course of his or her career.

If you have been referred to our practice, we welcome you to contact our team and schedule a tooth extraction consultation today.

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