So, with wisdom tooth removal I really rely on unconscious sedation, to rely on the pharmacology of having patients, even patients that aren't necessarily anxious about going through the procedure. Typically, wisdom teeth, most patients do have three to four wisdom teeth, so we're working in multiple areas of the mouth. It can be a little more time consuming because of the number of areas we're working in. So, I really find that patients do extremely well when we can utilize a combination of an antianxiety medication and nitrous oxide, just because patient's, they're not asleep, they're controlling their own breathing, they're awake, but they are just so relaxed that we're able to get through the appointment very efficiently. And I think, in addition, it allows me, as the surgeon, to limit the amount of force I have to use because the patient's relaxed and we're able to make that appointment again much quicker and efficient. So, it really in turn helps with the healing. Patients do a phenomenal job with wisdom teeth when they're healing, in the postoperative care with patients that I have treated there's very little need for postoperative pain medication. We try and be very informative on postoperative care as well, so patients know very much what to expect when they come in and we try to do a very good job communicating what to expect after the fact. So, we want patients to understand that they play a very active role in their recovery, as far as taking anti inflammatory medications, icing, resting, those things that we know from, not only research, but from our own evidence and own experience, make a big difference how well patients recover and we want patients to have a good recovery, because it also is going to show well on us, so we took good care of them. So...
Sometimes the smartest thing you can do for your oral health is to get your third molars, or wisdom teeth, extracted. Wisdom teeth removal in Bend, OR is something we do regularly. This procedure has many important benefits, such as:
- Reducing your risk of cavities and periodontal problems
- Preventing infections in your mouth
- Ending oral pain
- Preserving your smile
For many people, wisdom teeth are more trouble than they are worth. This is why we can extract them for you or someone you love at Drew Family Dentistry. Call 541-668-8070 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Blake Drew.
Spare Yourself From Years Of Problems
Believe it or not, most people’s jaws are too small for their wisdom teeth, the third set of molars to erupt correctly. These teeth typically come in when people are in their late teens or early 20s. With regular dental checkups, we can monitor the progress of these teeth with digital X-rays. If we see that a problem is likely, we may recommend removing those teeth.
When wisdom teeth aren’t able to grow in correctly, they become impacted. When that happens, the impacted teeth can cause pain. They also can press into your other teeth, which can change how your bite fits together and the appearance of your smile. Wisdom teeth also can be difficult to clean because of how far back they are. That is partly why they can increase your risk of gum disease and tooth decay.
Protect Your Healthy Smile By Getting Wisdom Teeth Extracted
Many general and family practices refer patients elsewhere for wisdom teeth removal. Dr. Blake Drew takes pride in providing comprehensive care for all his patients, including oral surgery. With Dr. Drew’s training and our sedation dentistry, you can have this done with minimal pain, and many patients report having no pain whatsoever.
To find out if wisdom teeth removal in Bend, OR could help you or someone you love, start with a checkup at Drew Family Dentistry. Call 541-668-8070 to make your appointment at our office.