Elk Grove Smile Center

Wisdom Tooth Extractions and What to Expect

July 22, 2021
Posted By: Elk Grove Smile Center

Dentists sometimes recommend the removal of a wisdom tooth, but why? To many, wisdom tooth removal may seem daunting or painful; however, it’s a procedure that’s necessary when one’s oral health may be at risk. 

Dr. Vishal Advani provides gentle wisdom tooth extractions in Elk Grove Village, IL. We can provide this treatment in-chair at our dental office or with a general anesthetic in a hospital setting. So whether you have impacted wisdom teeth or another related issue, our team can help you regain the health of your smile. 

Reasons for Wisdom Tooth Removal 

On occasion, teeth are unable to be restored and may need to be removed. This can be for various reasons, including decay, infection, structural weakness, fractures, or at the request of your dentist. 

There are several reasons why someone may need a wisdom tooth removed. If a person experiences any of the following symptoms, a wisdom tooth extraction may be necessary:

  • Consistent toothache 
  • Inflammation of the gums 
  • Swelling or bleeding of the gums
  • Cysts or abscesses 
  • Gum disease 
  • Advanced tooth decay 
  • Tooth misalignment 

Usually, wisdom teeth removal can be done under local anesthesia in the dental chair. However, this depends on the root structure of the tooth, the patient’s medical history and medications, and the patient’s ability to cooperate. 

The Wisdom Tooth Removal Process

Before you receive treatment, our dental team will review your full medical history and use radiographs to assess your unique situation. Sometimes, once a tooth is removed, we can replace it with a prosthetic tooth to help you recreate your natural smile. If an implant is needed, it may be important to graft the area to preserve the bone support before implant placement.

Our team at Elk Grove Smile Center uses various instruments to carefully remove teeth with minimal trauma to surrounding tissues. Where possible, teeth that are difficult to remove are sectioned to reduce trauma. Sometimes a surgical procedure is necessary for the removal of difficult teeth or tooth roots. 

A range of other surgical procedures can be carried out at Elk Grove Smile Center should they be necessary, such as orthodontic surgical procedures and frenectomies. Dr. Advani is a highly skilled and experienced oral surgeon, and he can perform any treatment you may need to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. We ensure your dental extraction will go smoothly, and we will be by your side every step of the way. 

Your Smile Is Our Priority

We believe every patient deserves customized and compassionate treatment. So whether you have impacted wisdom teeth or require oral surgery, our team of dental professionals can guide you throughout your oral health journey. 

Dr. Advani is a gentle and compassionate dentist who enjoys working with his team to create healthy, happy smiles for his patients.  

If you have questions regarding wisdom tooth removal or other oral surgery procedures, we invite you to contact our Elk Grove Village dental office

We look forward to helping you get the exceptional care your smile deserves!