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Wisdom Tooth Extractions - Williamsville, NY

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Wisdom teeth that are healthy and properly positioned can be a valuable asset to the mouth. Unfortunately, this is often not the case, and problems develop that require their removal. For example, when the jaw is not large enough to accommodate these teeth, they can become impacted-unable to come in or move into their proper position. They may grow sideways, emerge only part way from the gum, and remain trapped beneath gum and bone.

Impaction occurs most often in the third molars of the lower jaw, or mandible. After examining your mouth and taking radiographs, we will discuss whether or not you need wisdom tooth extractions in Williamsville, NY.

Why Choose Amherst Dental Group for Wisdom Tooth Extractions?

  • Advanced Diagnostic Technology
  • Conservative, Gentle Dental Care
  • Multiple Sedation Options Offered

Why Should My Wisdom Teeth Be Removed?

Animated smile with impacted wisdom tooth

Extraction of third molars can protect the overall health of the mouth. It is generally recommended when the following conditions occur:

  • Wisdom teeth only partially erupt. This leaves an opening for bacteria to enter around the tooth and cause an infection. Pain, swelling, fever, jaw stiffness and general illness can result.
  • Impacted wisdom teeth may continue growing without enough room, damaging adjacent teeth. This continued pressure can eventually destroy the healthy second molar.
  • A fluid-filled sac (cyst) or benign tumor forms, destroying surrounding structures such as bone or roots of adjacent teeth.

Wisdom Tooth Removal Process

X-ray of smile with impacted wisdom tooth

Please be aware that we at Amherst Dental Group are quite conservative about recommending the removal of wisdom teeth. In many cases, we will monitor them before recommending removal. However, if they do need to be removed, Doctors Tykta and Winnick both have hospital training in the removal of third molars.

We do understand that you may have questions and anxieties about the procedure. Our professionally trained staff is here to put your worries at ease. We will fully prepare you for your wisdom tooth extraction and explain each step of the process. We will answer your questions and address your concerns while helping to promote a quick recovery process. Please remember that we provide 24/7 emergency coverage for all our patients. If a problem arises, please tell the answering service (no recording, but a live person) that you need to speak to the doctor on call.

In some instances, there may be a special situation with the removal of these teeth and we will refer you to one of the fine oral surgery offices in Williamsville. Even under these circumstances, we will communicate with the other dental office and monitor your status prior to and after the removal of the teeth.

If you are having difficulty with your wisdom teeth, contact Amherst Dental Group today. We will perform a comprehensive evaluation to determine if you will benefit from wisdom tooth extraction.

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