Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure aimed at preventing or addressing complications caused by the emergence of these back molars. We provide pain-free, efficient removal with a focus on rapid recovery.

Wisdom Teeth Removal in New Berlin, WI

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, typically emerge in the late teenage years or early adulthood. Often, insufficient space at the back of the jaws to accommodate these teeth can lead to various dental issues. Our experienced dental professionals conduct a thorough assessment using the latest imaging technologies to determine the position and condition of your wisdom teeth.

The removal of wisdom teeth is a common but significant procedure intended to prevent complications such as crowding of existing teeth, impaction (where teeth do not fully emerge from the gums and become trapped), infections, and cysts. In cases where wisdom teeth have partially erupted through the gum, they can create a passageway that is difficult to clean, making them susceptible to decay and gum disease.

Our clinic focuses on making wisdom teeth removal as comfortable as possible. We offer various sedation options tailored to your needs and preferences to ensure a pain-free experience. Call to schedule your appointment today.

 

Model of an impacted wisdom tooth
  • How do I know if my wisdom teeth need removed?

    Wisdom teeth may need removal if you experience some of the following signs:

    • Pain or jaw stiffness near the back of the mouth.
    • Recurring infection of soft tissue behind the lower last tooth.
    • Gum disease around the wisdom teeth area.
    • Extensive tooth decay in the wisdom teeth that cannot be restored.
    • Cysts or tumors develop around an impacted wisdom tooth.

    Regular check-ups and x-rays at our clinic can help determine if your wisdom teeth are likely to cause problems and should be removed.

  • How do I relieve wisdom tooth pain?

    While you wait for your appointment, you can manage wisdom tooth pain with a few strategies:

    • Apply a cold compress to the outside of your cheek to reduce swelling and numb the area.
    • Use over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen, to manage the discomfort.
    • Rinse your mouth with salt water to reduce bacteria and soothe inflammation.
    • Avoid hard or chewy foods that may aggravate the pain.
    • Keep your teeth and gums clean to prevent infection.
  • How long does it take to heal after wisdom teeth removal?

    The initial recovery period after wisdom teeth removal typically lasts about one to two weeks. You may experience swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort during this time. Most patients can resume normal activities within a few days, but avoiding strenuous activities for at least a week is important to aid healing.

    Complete healing of the gums can take up to a month, and following all post-operative care instructions is crucial to avoid complications such as dry socket.

     

More Questions?

If you have more questions about wisdom teeth removal, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

Willow Dental

3333 S Sunny Slope Rd Suite 100
New Berlin, WI 53151
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Hours

Monday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone

262-505-1000

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