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Wisdom Teeth Extractions in Crystal Lake

Wisdom teeth extractions are a very common dental procedure. The vast majority of adults get their wisdom teeth extracted due to the common complications caused by these “third molars” erupting during a patient's late teens and early twenties.

At Perfect Choice Dental, Dr. Brian P. Overmyer has decades of experience performing extractions of wisdom teeth. You can trust our team to take great care of you in Crystal Lake, and we'll make sure you're comfortable from the time you walk through the door.

Why Are Wisdom Teeth Extracted?

Around 85% of adults will need to have their wisdom teeth removed. Removal is necessary when a patient does not have enough space in their mouth to accommodate their erupting wisdom teeth. When wisdom teeth erupt, they can damage the rest of a patient's teeth by shifting their position, or crowding them out.

Wisdom teeth may also fail to erupt properly, which can cause issues like infection, jaw stiffness, and nerve damage. This is why most dentists recommend the removal of wisdom teeth as soon as they erupt.

What Is The Wisdom Tooth Extraction Process Like?

Wisdom tooth extraction has a bad reputation. While it's not exactly a walk in the park, it's not nearly as intimidating as popular culture has made it out to be. It only takes a few minutes for each tooth.

First, Dr. Overmyer will gently clean and numb every area that will be treated. Then, a small incision is made in the tissue of the gums, exposing the root of the tooth. A specialized extractor is used to grab the tooth and pull it out, and the area is cleaned and sutured to prevent infection.

The process is virtually painless with local anesthetic, and recovery is typically quite fast. You may have some pain and bleeding for a few days, which can be treated with medication and gauze.

Follow recovery instructions, and you'll be back to your normal day-to-day life within less than a week.

What Are The Signs I Need My Wisdom Teeth Extracted?

Not everyone must have their wisdom teeth removed. Some patients have enough space in their mouths to accommodate these extra molars. However, common signs that your wisdom teeth should be extracted include:

  • Irritation, itching, and pain in the rear of the mouth
  • Cysts developing next to the tooth
  • Noticeable shifts in teeth position
  • Sinus issues
  • Gum inflammation
  • Issues eating or drinking without pain

If you notice these symptoms, and you're in your late teens or early twenties, we recommend scheduling an appointment with Dr. Overmyer right away to prevent damage to your teeth and gums.

Contact Us Now For Wisdom Teeth Extractions In Crystal Lake!

Dr. Overmyer has been serving Crystal Lake with expert dental services for decades. With an informative, patient-centered approach and a comprehensive knowledge of the latest dental techniques, our team is the best choice for wisdom teeth extractions in the area.

Get the treatment you need to keep your mouth healthy by contacting us now at (815) 477-3700, or coming to our office at 284-A Memorial Ct, Crystal Lake, IL 60014.

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