While it’s no patient’s idea of a good time, sometimes a problem tooth has got to go. At Dentistry and Aesthetics by Design, we provide patients with professional oral surgery procedures in a calming environment. In addition to other surgical procedures (performed on a case-by-case basis), our office conducts tooth extractions for infected or damaged teeth and wisdom teeth in Hinsdale.
Simple tooth extractions are most often conducted because of advanced tooth decay or infection. When a natural tooth is beyond saving, the safest and most pain-free way to address the issue is to visit a trained oral surgeon. Using modern dentistry techniques, including highly effective anesthetic solutions, the process is easier than ever on the patient.
Restorative Solutions for Your Missing Tooth
Undergoing the procedure with our office is ideal, especially for those who will want to take advantage of our restorative dentistry options. For a missing tooth, Dr. Morgan may recommend a dental bridge or dental implants. For the least amount of down time, we can begin planning to replace your tooth before your oral surgery.
Most people will need their third set of molars, also known as ‘wisdom teeth,’ removed in their adolescent years. These teeth typically grow in between the ages of 17 and 25 and can cause a host of issues for the person’s orthodontic health. Depending on the individual’s development and other factors, an orthodontist may recommend having them removed before they erupt.
Symptoms of Wisdom Teeth Irritation
Not everybody has wisdom teeth or needs them removed. Some people will notice symptoms between their dental appointments that indicate their third molars are coming in. These include jaw pain, tenderness, or swelling of the gums. If you become aware of new teeth emerging at the back of your mouth, it’s best to contact your dentist right away for an appointment.
Recovering from an Extraction
Following a tooth extraction or wisdom tooth removal, you will leave the office with a mouth full of gauze; it’s important to leave this in for 3-4 hours after your appointment. Using an ice pack wrapped in a clean towel can help keep swelling down while you recover at home. It’s important to avoid straws and smoking for a period of time after your surgery, as both can lead to serious delays in your recovery. Finally, you will need to eat soft foods while you recover—slowly introducing more difficult-to-eat foods as you heal.
We Remove Wisdom Teeth in Hinsdale
Undergoing oral surgery is a daunting process for many patients, but it doesn’t have to be. At Dentistry and Aesthetics by Design, we do everything we can to make patients as comfortable as possible. In addition to tooth extractions and the removal of wisdom teeth in Hinsdale, we provide additional oral surgery services on a case-by-case basis, including (but not limited to) lesion removal, oral biopsy, and surgical solutions for TMJ disorder.
Contact us today to set up a consultation with an oral surgeon at our Hinsdale office.