If you live in Mesa, Arizona, and have questions regarding wisdom teeth removal or “teeth removal near me,” Dr. Jeffrey Schmelter and the team at My Time Dental Centers can help you understand your options. When you understand the reasons behind wisdom teeth removal, you are better equipped to make informed decisions about your oral health.
Wisdom teeth, also known as the “third molars,” are the last teeth to develop in your mouth. Typically, wisdom teeth erupt through a person’s gum line when they reach their late teens or early 20s.
For some people, wisdom teeth don’t create a lot of pain or cause damage. However, other people may experience a lot of pain, and the emergence of wisdom teeth can crowd out existing teeth. In extreme cases, wisdom teeth can become stuck or impacted, creating a serious dental emergency.
If wisdom teeth become impacted, surgical extraction of the wisdom teeth must be done.
There are two ways to remove wisdom teeth: simple extraction and surgical extraction.
With simple extractions, wisdom teeth are removed after they’ve already emerged from the gum line. In just a few minutes in the dentist’s chair, the wisdom teeth can be extracted. For the extraction, Dr. Schmelter and his team will anesthetize the patient to make sure they feel minimal pain and remain comfortable.
In some cases, wisdom teeth are still below the surface of the gum line, or they have broken down. When this occurs, the patient will require surgical extraction. For this extraction, Dr. Schmelter will cut into the gum tissue to manually remove the wisdom teeth from the jawbone.
When you’re ready for wisdom teeth removal or other types of oral surgery, Dr. Jeffrey Schmelter and the team at My Time Dental Centers in Mesa, Arizona, are here to answer your questions and meet your needs. Give us a call at (623) 777-6456 or request an appointment online today.
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.