At My Time Dental Centers in Mesa, Arizona, we make the most of our patients’ time with quality, advanced, gentle, and relaxed care. As the “home” for all your family’s oral care needs, Dr. Jeffrey Schmelter possesses the considerable training, experience, and technologies to offer highly specialized and complex treatments in-house.
Notably, Dr. Schmelter proactively monitors the development of wisdom teeth. As needed, he will recommend extraction of these “third molars.” Extractions of impacted wisdom teeth at our office are safe, comfortable, convenient, and support predictable outcomes.
Typically, these are the last teeth to erupt. They are located at the very back of the mouth. Since they break through the gums so late, around the ages of 17 to 25, patients’ mouths often do not have the space to accommodate them. The result is that these teeth become impacted. Impaction can present as teeth that grow in at an angle or grow in like other teeth, but they remain trapped (or “impacted”) in the jawbone.
When this situation occurs, patients can experience intense pain and pressure. Other symptoms include swelling around the jaw, a sour or unpleasant taste, persistent bad breath, jaw stiffness, and tender, red, or swollen gum tissue.
It is critical to promptly remove the affected tooth to prevent or resolve these problems and stop potential damage to other teeth.
Removal of wisdom teeth at our office is straightforward. Dr. Schmelter accesses the tooth and may be able to remove it in one piece easily. Or, for ease of extraction, he may gently lift the tooth from its socket in smaller pieces. Advanced diagnostics and specialized instruments support precision removal of the affected tooth (or teeth). Additionally, we are among the few select dental offices to provide all levels of sedation dentistry, even deep sedation, and general anesthesia. These options help ensure the most comfortable and relaxed experience at our practice.
We also provide clear instructions on caring for the extraction site following treatment. Notably, it is essential not to “mess with” or dislodge the blood clot that forms post-treatment. So, patients must refrain from using straws or any behavior that could dislodge the clot (and lead to a painful condition called a dry socket) and interfere with overall healing.
Dr. Jeffrey Schmelter and his dedicated team welcome you to experience dentistry with a difference at My Time Dental Centers in Meza, Arizona. We believe in quality services over quantity of patients, and your comfort and wellbeing is our top priority.
Dr. Schmelter graduated at Rutgers University in New Jersey, and obtained his Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree at Midwestern University-Illinois. He is a Fellow of both the California Implant Institute and the International Dental Implant Association, a Master of the International Dental Implant Association and a Diplomate of the International Dental Implant Association.