Wisdom Tooth Removal in Jonesboro, AR

One of the last dental milestones is the growth of your wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars and the last teeth to develop and appear in the mouth. More than often, wisdom tooth removal is necessary or highly recommended to avoid dental problems like improper growth, difficulty cleaning, or overcrowding. To learn more about our dental extraction services or to schedule an appointment with our team, reach out to our friendly front office!

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Why do I need my wisdom teeth removed?

Every oral surgery is patient-specific. When you visit our dentist in Jonesboro, AR, for tooth removal, we will take X-rays and determine whether or not your wisdom teeth are ready. Though we always want patients to keep as many natural teeth as possible, wisdom tooth extraction helps you avoid dental problems down the road. For example, when there isn’t enough space for wisdom teeth to emerge, they may become impacted, allowing an increased risk of cavities, difficulty cleaning, and localized pain.

Is the wisdom tooth removal process painful?

We understand patients can feel nervous about dental extractions. Fortunately, the wisdom tooth removal process includes a local anesthetic that completely numbs the teeth and gums. With this, your comfort is maximized. Our office also offers nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation if you feel extra anxious about your oral surgery.

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What can I eat after wisdom teeth removal?

At your consultation and on the day of the procedure, our knowledgeable staff will provide you instructions on what to expect after wisdom teeth removal and how to protect teeth effectively. Typically, we recommend patients begin eating soft foods and slowly work their way up to more solid foods. In addition to soft foods, we encourage you to avoid spicy foods to avoid gum tissue irritation. If you have specific concerns about what you can eat, we encourage you to contact our dentist in Jonesboro!

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