We Save Smiles With Wisdom Teeth Removal in Bend, OR

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 as well as 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.

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. You can have this done with minimal pain, thanks to:

  • Advanced Training – During his Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the University of Florida, Dr. Drew gained experience in performing many surgical procedures.
  • Soothing Sedation – With our sedation dentistry, you can receive inhaled sedation, oral sedation, or a combination of the two for the most relaxed experience.

Many of our patients report having no pain at all.

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.

Common Questions About Wisdom Teeth Removal

Who should get wisdom teeth removed?

Wisdom teeth should be removed if they are causing pain or if there isn’t enough room for them to come in properly without impacting your other teeth. We’ll also recommend removal if they are impacted or are coming in at an angle. In some cases, wisdom teeth make it difficult to keep the back teeth clean. If so, we may suggest removal to allow for easier oral hygiene.

Can wisdom teeth removal affect other teeth?

Removing wisdom teeth won’t affect your nearby teeth, but not removing them certainly can. If your wisdom teeth come in at an angle or your mouth is too crowded to allow them to come in properly, they can move nearby teeth out of their proper position. Following wisdom teeth removal, your other teeth may temporarily ache. This discomfort can usually be controlled with a pain reliever like ibuprofen or acetaminophen.

What foods can you eat after wisdom teeth removal?

As with other kinds of tooth extractions, you’ll want to stick to liquids and soft foods for a few days. Cold foods like ice cream, Jell-O, and smoothies are especially good choices because the cold temperature may help relieve any discomfort you are experiencing. Avoid acidic and spicy foods or any foods with small grains or seeds that could get trapped in your extraction sites.