Third molars, commonly known as “wisdom teeth,” are permanent adult teeth located in the lower and upper jaws at the back of the mouth. Wisdom teeth extraction becomes necessary when they emerge from the gums (or “erupt”) at an irregular angle, either toward neighboring molars or toward the back of the mouth at a right angle, lying down and becoming trapped within the jawbone. Wisdom extraction is an outpatient procedure, but it requires the skill of specialized professionals, such as the staff at Elan Dental Group. During the approximate 45-minute wisdom tooth extraction, a local anesthetic will be administered to assure your comfort during and after the procedure. We do use platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) therapy, commonly used for many dental surgical procedures including implants, to accelerate healing and speed the reduction of any pain and swelling you experience. As our mission statement declares, our patients can “Expect Excellence” in all oral surgical procedures. We administer several advanced sedation options, including intravenous (IV) sedation, nitrous oxide (commonly known as “laughing gas”) and oral. Whatever your sedation needs may be, Elan Dental Group’s team promises to make your dental experience uncommonly pleasant.
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