Also called third molars, wisdom teeth are often extracted either before or after they come in. These teeth commonly come in during the late teens or early 20s. They need to be removed if they are decayed, causing pain or pushing your other teeth out of alignment. They may be out of their normal position or impacted if other teeth or bone is blocking them. These teeth often get stuck in the jaw (impacted) and do not come in. This can irritate the gums, causing pain and swelling. In this case, the tooth must be removed. Our dentists will explain your situation, prescribe treatment and explain what to expect during and after the treatment.
When you receive a wisdom tooth extraction, our dentists will first evaluate your teeth and smile using advanced imaging technology. Once we have determined the exact position of your teeth and wisdom teeth, we can create a treatment plan to remove your third molars from your mouth. We will take special care during your procedure to ensure that you remain as comfortable as possible. Following your treatment, our team will provide you with detailed post-op instructions to help you heal and recover without any complications.
If you have any questions about wisdom teeth removal in Chicago, Illinois, or would like to schedule your consultation, please call Family Dental of Lincoln at 773-561-5106 and speak with a member of our team.