Do you need a Wisdom Teeth or Tooth Extracted?
Whether you or a family member needs a good dentist in Gastonia, NC, we are equipped with the skills and knowledge to provide excellent dental treatment. If you need a tooth extraction, we’ll provide a calming and caring atmosphere here at Enhanced Smiles.
Don’t hesitate to take care of a bad tooth. Extractions are a last-resort option, and if you need one, we’ll make sure your treatment runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible. We start with anesthesia to make sure your treatment is virtually painless.
Does your child need a tooth extraction? We can do that too! Our friendly staff can help your child through the process, and help you feel relaxed as well.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that erupt in the back corners of the upper and lower normal adult mouth. Unfortunately, most people experience problems from wisdom teeth; in most cases, this is because the teeth erupt too close to existing permanent teeth, causing crowding, improper bites, and other problems.
If wisdom teeth are causing a problem, this could mean that they are impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth can be extremely painful, as well as harmful to your oral health. Symptoms are easy to spot; severe discomfort, inflammation, and some kinds of infections. Many people need to have their wisdom teeth extracted to avoid future serious problems.
In general, the lack of the four wisdom teeth does not hamper one’s ability to properly bite down, speak or eat. If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may have an impacted wisdom tooth:
- Facial swelling
- Gum swelling
Contact Us for Immediate Response
After a tooth extraction, you’ll want to take it easy for a day or two. You will have a small amount of bleeding, and as the blood clots, it is necessary to keep the area undisturbed to ensure quick healing.
The following can also help with a quick recovery:
- No smoking or tobacco use for two days.
- No use of straws while drinking liquids.
- Eat soft foods that won’t bother your gums.
- Brush and floss like you normally do but avoid the affected area for a few days.
- Use pain medication recommended by the dentist.
- Apply ice packs to the affected area to reduce pain and swelling.
- Be sure to call us if you have any questions or exhibit symptoms that might not seem normal to you.
Often, when a tooth has been removed, our adult patients are interested in tooth replacement options. We can restore your teeth with dental bridges and dental implants. Ask us for more information about smile restoration.
We know you are busy and that dental problems are some of the worst interruptions to your lifestyle. Call us today to schedule an appointment so you can be pain-free again! We can get you back on the road to a happy, healthy smile.